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"What's That Coming Over the Hill? Digital Futures, Emerging Cultures, New Learning"
Steve Wheeler (Plymouth University, UK)
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Plan to stop by the book signing tables at the Welcome Reception Tues 5:30-7pm:
- Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies, authored by Michelle Pacansky-Brock, the 2013 "Launch Pad" Chair
- The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World, authored by John Sener
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Related Articles & Press Releases:
- Launch Pad Finalists Announced for SLOAN-C Conference on Emerging Technologies
- Sloan-C Adds Ed-Tech Startups Showcase to Upcoming Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Conference
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- Sloan-C and Nevada State College Team Up to Bring ‘Career Forum’ to Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Conference
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Connected Minds, Emerging Cultures is authored by Steve Wheeler, our Keynote Speaker.
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April 10, 2013 - 8:30amGeorge Veletsianos (University of Texas at Austin, US)Plenary SessionCelebrity Ballroom 1-470 MinutesVirtual Session
During the last few years, emerging technologies and online learning have dominated narratives regarding the future of education and the potential role that technology may play in education. Are we reaching a point where "anyone can learn anything from anyone else at any time?" Or, are Google, Facebook, and Twitter "infantilizing our minds," distracting us from meaningful learning and purposeful living? As societies, governments, and other social groups adapt and change over time, so do institutions of learning, the work that they do, and how they do that work. In this presentation, I will share seven research-based stories describing the integration of emerging technologies in learning environments. These stories paint an intricate picture of online learning with emerging technologies and demonstrate how (a) emerging learning technologies have impacted educational practice, (b) the use of emerging technologies “on the ground” is often negotiated and contested, and (c) a “culture of sharing” may be finding increasing acceptance in education under emerging phenomena such as Massive Open Online Courses, Open Educational Resources, and social media use by scholars. These stories highlight how learning and education are (and are not) changing with the emergence of certain technologies, social behaviors, and cultural expectations.
April 11, 2013 - 8:00amTony Wan (EdSurge, US) - Panel ModeratorCarl Malartre (Buzzmath, USA)Lida Hasbrouck (Gingkotree, USA)Nick Sedlet (HireArt, USA)Beth Davis (PAR Framework, USA)Victor Karkar (scrible, USA)Dr. Marianne M. Wolf (ValuePulse, USA)Plenary SessionCelebrity Ballroom 1-460 MinutesVirtual Session
Join us for the plenary panel as we dive into what it takes to be an edtech entrepreneur during these exciting times. EdSurge's Tony Wan will (lightly) grill representatives from the LaunchPad startups for their insights on the evolving education landscape, and how their efforts are breaking down existing barriers and creating new opportunities for learners of all ages.