Beyond the Text Book: Information Futures and Educational Resources

The Libraries Information Futures program (http://infofutures.library.nyu.edu/), in conjunction with the Steinhardt program in Educational Communication and Technology, is presenting a panel, “Beyond the Textbook: Information Futures and Educational Resources.”  The November 30th program will focus on the ways technology is changing information resources used in formal education.  The conversation will cover topics including open education resources and new teaching models for instructional materials, educational data mining, and crowd-sourced and student-driven information sources. The program features:
  • David Wiley, father of the open- and reusable learning objects movement
  • Diana Rhoten, formerly Senior Vice President for Strategy in the new Education Division at News Corp. and currently Chief Strategy Officer at News Corp’s amplify.com
  • Audrey Watters, a writer and blogger who has reported on education and technology for KQED, Inside Higher Education, and ReadWriteWeb; she runs the blog Hack Education
  • Dr. Christopher Hoadley, Co-Director of Steinhardt’s Program in Educational Communication and Technology, and my partner in Information Futures, will serve as moderator.Location:  CREATE Lab, 196 Mercer Street, 8th Floor.  Friday, November 30, 1-2:30.

 

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