Faculty Academy 2010

Practical Twitter

Interactive Workshop Julie Meloni In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the basics of Twitter and see some practical examples of using Twitter as a microblogging platform and real-time information network useful for both teachers and students. We will take a look at different types of Twitter clients (web-based, desktop, mobile) and ways thatRead More…

System, Self, and Society: Understanding and Controlling the Rhetoric of Information

Plenary Presentation Julie Meloni Time and again we’ve been told that our students are digital natives–the most technologically savvy that have ever crossed the thresholds of our institutions, who are able to text, email, use Facebook, and play games on any and all devices and all at the same time–yet as our collective experience hasRead More…

Integrative Course Design

Interactive Workshop Mike Caulfield, Keene State College If mapping out your course objectives to skills-based hierarchies like Bloom’s Taxonomy seems sterile and unhelpful to you, you are not alone. This workshop will introduce participants to an alternative lightweight course design model that will help you analyze the structure of your instruction and assist you in developing clearRead More…

We Are All The Pretender Now: Learning In an Age of Just-in-Time Instruction

Plenary Presentation Mike Caulfield, Keene State College People with no IT background installing complicated computer systems in a single afternoon. Amateur chess players beating both grandmasters and supercomputers using off the shelf software. Your spouse cooking a meal like a master chef — without any formal training. Coworkers communicating to someone across the world in aRead More…

Guest Presenter and Workshop Leader: Julie Meloni

Julie Meloni is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at Washington State University. Her specialties are American Literature 1800-1945, Textual Studies, and Humanities Computing, but her teaching and research interests range from Transcendentalism to Critical Code Studies.

Guest Presenter and Workshop Leader: Mike Caulfield

Mike Caulfield has been working with educational technology since 1997. During the Rise of the Teaching Machines, he built award-winning teaching machines for Columbia University, Harvard Business School, and Fortune 500 companies. When the teaching machines gave way to learning environments, he started building those, and he has been, for the most part, very happy about the change.