How has teaching changed after two generations of digital revolutions? We explore the state of the art, examining classroom uses and trends, looking for practical and accessible strategies. We conclude with a survey of emerging trends.
Bryan Alexander is senior fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). He researches, writes, and speaks about emerging trends in the integration of inquiry, pedagogy, and technology and their potential application to liberal arts contexts. Dr. Alexander’s current research interests include emerging pedagogical forms enabled by mobile technologies, learning processes and outcomes associated with immersive environments (as in gaming and augmented reality), the rise of digital humanities, the transformation of scholarly communication, digital storytelling, and futurist methodologies.
Dr. Alexander is author of Future Trends in Technology and Education, a monthly report that surveys recent developments in how education is changing, primarily under the impact of digital technologies. Dr. Alexander is also the author of The New Digital Storytelling: Creating Narratives with New Media, published in April 2011 by Praeger. He tweets steadily at @BryanAlexander.
Dr. Alexander earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan in 1997, completing a dissertation on Romantic-era Gothic literature. He taught English literature, writing, information literacy, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana from 1997 through 2002. He was a 2004 fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute.
This presentation is the keynote address for the Teaching with Technology Day 2014 that has been jointly organized by the Center for Teaching Excellence and Information Technology Services.
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