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Perspectives in Education Technology : in conversation with Audrey Watters and Jim Groom
April 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
When: 10.30-11.30pm, April 7th
Where: the Teaching room, DMLL
In this joint talk two of our Visiting Fellows at the DMLL, Audrey Watters and Jim Groom, will be discussing issues relevant to the use of digital technologies in education and key digital skills for students and lecturers.
Audrey Watters is a writer who focuses on education and technology — the relationship between politics, pedagogy, business, culture, and ed-tech. She has worked in the education field for over 15 years: teaching, researching, organising, and project-managing. At the end of every year since 2010 she has reviewed the most important and influential trends in education technology. This isn’t just a “listicle” – a quick dash through popular technologies. Rather, it’s an in-depth exploration and analysis of the events of the year: research.hackeducation.com/trends.html
Jim Groom is the co-founder of Reclaim Hosting, an independent web hosting company focused on the higher education community. Previously he was the director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies and adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In the Spring of 2011 he opened up a digital storytelling course called “ds106” for anyone to take openly online and hundreds of people participated and continue to give back to that community. In Spring of 2013 he joined a group of hackers and thinkers at MIT to think about how an online framework could allow people to seamlessly syndicate the work they do across the web in a space of their own both on an academic and personal level.
If you are a Coventry University staff member please register via: professionaldevelopment.coventry.ac.uk.
If you are not CU staff and would like to attend please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.