Michael Wesch Symposium Theme: “Digital Scholarship and the Culture of Teaching and Learning”

Our keynote speaker for 2010 was 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.

Keynote: “From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-able: Learning in New Media Environments”

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