Past, Present, Future
Is higher education changing too fast or too slowly? Or both?
TLT Group's FridayLive! Friday, November 2, 2012, 2:00 pm (ET)
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- Milt Cox, Project Director for the Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and University Assessment at Miami University
- Derek Bruff, Director of Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching
- "App Guys" from Ashland University: Steve Kaufman, Associate Director of Learning Management and Tim Lombardo, Instructional Designer and Quality Matters (QM) Institutional Representative
- Moderator: Steve Gilbert
This multi-generational panel will focus on the past, present, and future of how we teach, how we learn, and how faculty members adapt in higher education. Our guests are thoughtful and widely-respected for their experience and views. Each will be invited to present a BRIEF opening statement and then to respond to some questions from Gilbert AND FROM EACH OTHER.
In this very rapidly changing part of the world where technology and education meet... Where technology and education keep touching each other so furtively, tentatively, eagerly, and expectantly...How can we deal constructively with issues that have been distorted by hyperbolic claims from polarized groups? How can we "clothe the emperor" when it's not enough to reveal the emperor's nakedness?
We'll discuss questions such as:
- Which widely advocated improvements in teaching and learning have been most surprising? most disappointing? most over-hyped and under-used?
- Which tech “advances” have been most surprising? most disappointing? most sneaked up and caught on before we knew what we were doing?
- Which improvements are your favorites? “Unsung heroes” - deserving of much more recognition and use?
- When and why did the “flipped classroom” stop being the dominant model and become a rarity?
- Is Charles Dickens always right? “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
- And, last but far from least, the TLT Group's Fundamental Questions:1. What do you most want to gain?
2. What do you most cherish and want not to lose?
Extra: How have your answers to these fundamental questions changed as a consequence of your experience?
Panelists are encouraged to offer a few favorite resources, references - including but not limited to - their own publications, conferences, activities, etc.
IMAGES selected by Steve Gilbert 20121101
Photograph of sculpture: "Les Générations, of Roger Langevin sculptor... 2012-06-14 Date 14 June 2012 Source Photo ...Taken by me at Rimouski...G. Bouchard (alcide55)
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"...Sculptures: Au Manoir Les Générations au centre ville de Rimouski, Québec, Canada,...I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following licenses: Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License."
Photograph of 4 iPods: "The iPod family with, from the left to the right : the shuffle 4G, the nano 7G, the classic 6G and the touch 5G...Date 18 March 2009 Source Own work, File:5th_Generation_iPod_Touch.svg, File:7th Generation iPod Nano.svg (by User:Domaina) Author Kyro
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