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LVAIC Teagle Blended Learning Lecture: Rethinking Technology’s Role in Transforming Higher Education
November 2, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Rethinking Technology’s Role in Transforming Higher Education
Advances in available instructional technologies have many excited about the
possibility that we may soon break free of the immutable “iron triangle” that has prevented higher education from increasing access, affordability, and quality simultaneously. But while we have seen advances in access and affordability, the 100-year history of technology use in education paints a rather bleak picture of the extent to which technology, in-and- of-itself, can lead to the kind of increases in learning outcomes that we seek. This presentation traces the many lessons learned from that history and explores how changing the way we view technology’s role might finally help us achieve meaningful and sustainable change.
LVAIC is hosting MJ Bishop, PhD., Director, William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation at University System of Maryland, to offer a lecture on hybrid learning in the residential college environment. Bishop was previously the Program Director of Teaching, Learning, and Technology as well as an Associate Professor at Lehigh University prior to her time at University System of Maryland. Bishop’s biography is available here. The event will take place in the Sinclair 106 Auditorium at Lehigh University.
This event will take place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Lehigh University. All faculty and interested staff are welcome and invited to attend.
Dr. MJ Bishop directs the University System of Maryland’s William E. Kirwan Center
for Academic Innovation, which was established in 2013 to enhance USM’s position as a national leader in higher education transformation. The Kirwan Center conducts research on best practices, disseminates findings, and supports the system’s institutions as they develop innovative academic programs. Prior to USM, Bishop was Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Lehigh University and Director of the College of Education’s Teaching, Learning, and Technology Program. Author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, her research explores how instructional media might be designed and used more effectively to improve learning. She has received several awards for her research and innovative teaching, including Lehigh’s prestigious Stabler Award, conferred by students to faculty who have mentored them to “excellence in their chosen field” as well as “excellence as human beings and leaders of society.”