Well, it’s hard to believe, but the University of Mary Washington’s Faculty Academy is just five short days away -May 16th and 17th. For those of you who may be new to it, this is a unique event that has been held annually for the last 12 years at UMW to feature the uses of technology to enhance, augment and re-imagine various approaches to teaching and learning. We have an action packed line up for you this year, and leading the charge some of the finest. We have Barbara Ganley, Director of the Project for Integrated Expression and Lecturer in the Writing Program and in English at Middlebury College. She has been doing nothing less than stellar work with blogs in her writing courses, and UMW is extremely fortunate to have lured her down to these parts.
We were also lucky enough to catch Alan Levine (aka the CogDog), who some might argue is the [[Babe Ruth]] of instructional technologists. Alan was recently named Vice President for Community and Chief Technical Officer of the New Media Consortium, and he is certain to inspire, challenge, and entertain any and all attendees.
Finally, our keynote, Dr. Karen Stephenson, is a corporate anthropologist lauded as a pioneer and â€œleader in the growing field of social-network business consultants.â€ Founder and CEO of Netform, Inc., she will be speaking on social network analysis as a transformative agent in higher education. To find out more about Dr. Stephenson’s talk click here.
Needless to say, it is going to be a phenomenal two days of teaching, learning, technology, philosophy, and Web 2.0 Online Educational Video Parties. So, I would strongly urge anyone who may be in harm’s way to register for this 100% free and open conference here, then get yourself down to Fredericksburg to see what the bleeding edge of educational technology looks like!