The Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology will be held Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park. This free event is an opportunity for faculty to share innovative uses of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research with their colleagues. This year’s theme is “Digital Scholarship and the Culture of Teaching and Learning.”
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Michael Wesch, assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University. Dubbed “the explainer” by Wired magazine, Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of new media on society and culture. His videos on culture, technology, education, and information have been featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide. Wesch has won several major awards for his work, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award and the John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in Media Ecology. He was recently named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic. He has also won several teaching awards, including the 2008 CASE/Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities. See examples of his work on the Keynotes page.
There is no registration fee and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Click here to register: The 2010 Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology