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“Rewiring the Classroom”, a forum on digital pedagogy for the college classroom, will take place at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, on February 23, 2013. The closing date for registration is February 18.

“Rewiring the Classroom” is a day-long symposium that will focus on critical applications of digital technologies in undergraduate classrooms.  Presenters at the conference will offer practical, hands-on experience with new technologies, along with critical discussions about the pedagogical values of these technologies.  Topics will include WordPress, Wikipedia, Omeka, recorded sound, public engagement, geographical information systems, and bringing research and archives into the classroom. 

This conference is intended for anyone interested in creative and critical applications of technology to undergraduate education – professors, graduate instructors, librarians, information technologists, and other curious folks.  We would especially welcome people who want to use digital technologies in their classrooms, but are unsure of how to get started.   Our hope is that, no matter where you are in the process of developing digital lesson plans, you will be one step closer by the end of the day.

For further details, please contact any of the organizers:

  • Audrey Altman, School of Library and Information Science [e-mail]
  • Craig Carey, Department of English [e-mail]
  • Yvonne Seale, Department of History [e-mail]
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  1. If you are still looking to fill the second morning workshop, I have experience in developing and using Moodle, an open-source, internet based lesson/project generator (my words). I taught High School Humanities and Civics in The Netherlands using Moodle, and was there on the ground floor of implementation and use. This means I saw a lot of resistance by teachers and students and parents (laptop education) and the evolution to acceptance. It’s short notice, but I still have a majority of the documents and materials.

    • Hi Andrea!

      Thank you so much for your kind offer. That sounds like a really interesting topic! We do already have a provisional workshop pencilled in for that morning slot, and we’re just waiting to hear back a confirmation from our invitee. However, we’ll definitely keep you in mind as a reserve, and we look forward to seeing you at the symposium!

      Best,
      Yvonne

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