May 6, 2010 at 10:37 am, TTIX Committee
Nancy will speak at TTIX on Thurs, June 10th, 2010 at 9:30 am in the Marriott Library’s Gould Auditorium
Founder of Full Circle Associates, Nancy helps organizations connect through online and offline strategies. Nancy is an online interaction designer, facilitator and coach for distributed communities of practice, online learning, distributed teams and online communities. She has a special interest in the NGO/NPO sector. Nancy blogs at http://www.fullcirc.com/ as well as teaches, presents and writes on online facilitation and interaction, social architecture and social media (http://www.fullcirc.com/community/communitymanual.htm). She is co-author with Etienne Wenger and John Smith of “Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities.” (http://www.technologyforcommunities.com).
Nancy confesses to online interaction, learning and chocolate addictions. She lives in Seattle with her husband and has two grown sons and granddaughter.
For more see: http://www.fullcirc.com/about/about-nancy-white/
Mike will speak at TTIX on Fri, June 11th, 2010 at 3:00 pm in the Marriott Library’s Gould Auditorium
As Executive Director of Utah Education Network, Dr. Michael Petersen oversees the operations of UEN’s approximately 100 employees and an annual operating budget of $31 million. He understands the importance of high capacity and highly reliable digital networks, web resources, educational enterprise applications, and distance learning, and the role these electronic resources play to meet the growing technologically-based education needs of students, educators, and library patrons.
Dr. Petersen has led the transformation of the UEN wide area network from a limited and failure prone system to a high capacity, scalable, and highly reliable infrastructure connecting all Utah public colleges and universities, school districts, public libraries, and state government. He directed the replacement of obsolete and unreliable distance learning systems with a reliable and instructionally powerful interactive videoconferencing system that now connects 600 classrooms at high schools and colleges throughout Utah. Under his leadership and direction, UEN now hosts the course management system used daily by 100,000 student and faculty users at all but 2 of the states’ colleges and universities and the Utah Electronic High School.
Before becoming Executive Director of UEN, Dr. Petersen served as Associate Commissioner of Academic Affairs of the Utah System of Higher Education, and was President of the College of Eastern Utah. He was a full-time Political Science faculty member at Clayton State University in Georgia and at College of Eastern Utah.
Apr 28, 2009 at 3:31 pm, Brian Lamb
Do the implications of digital media turn our educational institutions inside out? Can educators learn to stop worrying and love the remix? Is originality overrated? What’s the difference between reuse and plagiarism? Is openness our only hope? Where’s the RSS feed? What does “data literacy” look like? Are Web 2.0 companies a teacher’s best friend, or a bunch of creeps converting our work, our relationships and our private data into marketshare? Has the Web 2.0 bubble popped, and if so now what? How do we teach our students, our colleagues and ourselves to be technology strategists? How many copyright violations can be jammed into one presentation?
Brian Lamb’s presentation and discussion will review the opportunities and initiatives resulting from the convergence of open source, free culture, open access and open educational resources.
Apr 27, 2009 at 1:11 pm, Chris Lott
by Hugh MacLeod, Gaping Void (CC by-nc-nd)
Presenter: Chris Lott
We create, discover, discuss and exchange ideas, but what are they, really? How does an idea mean? And once we have one, can collaboration and creation of the highest order even co-exist, much less be meaningfully combined?
The contrary history of the idea of the idea, from Plato and the poets to the Perl Parrot, not only sheds new light on the contemporary world of memes and microblogs but provides valuable insight into fundamental– and too often forgotten– aspects of the practice of teaching and learning, such as fostering creativity, allowing for originality and making sense of individual insight in the connected and networked world.
Apr 21, 2009 at 4:39 pm, Scott Leslie
Presenter: Scott Leslie
The metaphor of “Teacher as DJ” isn’t that new – as Wiley noted (http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/227), ever since the phrase “Rip, Mix, Burn” entered the popular consciousness via Apple’s advertising campaign, it began to be applied to how educators might approach digital educational resources.
But with the ever increasing number of quality free open educational resources, the advent of ‘mashups’ as a widespread model of innovation both artistic and commerical, as well as the new breeds of online media tools and alternative interfaces, the “Educator as DJ” is fast moving from high level metaphor to practical art. This presentation will dig deeper into this metaphor (and indeed into the usefulness of metaphors in approaching our teaching practices) and attempt to demonstrate what the actual practice of the open educator as DJ might look like. So get ready to dance!
Feb 12, 2009 at 3:58 pm, TTIX Committee
The TTIX 2009 planning committee is proud to present three exciting, engaging, and thoughtful keynotes this year:
Jun 4, 2008 at 10:10 pm, Jared Stein
Here’s Sandy’s Keynote Presentation from TTIX 08.
Sandy Mills-Alford is the CEO of AliveTek, Inc., an organization known for designing highly interactive e-learning environments for a multitude of organizations at all educational levels.
Ms. Mills-Alford belongs to the first generation of web-based course designers in higher education. Her career as an educator has included many roles including K-12 educator, college instructional technologist, educational program manager (WebCT), technology coach for faculty, and college instructor in the fields of educational technology and web design.
In addition to being involved in research initiatives for web-based learning, Sandy delivers motivational seminars on effective uses of technology for learning.
Jun 4, 2008 at 10:08 pm, Jared Stein
R. J. Clougherty, Jr. is the Director of the Institute for Technological Scholarship at Tennessee Tech University. He is a Fulbright Scholar who is also the founder and director of TTU’s Web Design program and a Professor of English. He is on the founding board of the WebCT Digital Games Community. He has done workshops on gaming in education on many campuses, at many conferences, and created summer camps for kids on game creation.