New Times, New Pedagogies
The Electronic Campus of Virginia (ECVA) is pleased to bring Mike Wesch and Sarah Robbins-Bell to the Virginia Tech campus for the ECVA Conference, "New Times, New Pedagogies." Teaching faculty, instructional designers, graduate student instructors, and all those interested in discussing effective pedagogies for contemporary learners are encouraged to attend. The keynote speakers will talk about Web 2.0 integration and their teaching strategies. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to discuss specifc ways to begin or refne the integration of Web 2.0 tools into their own teaching. ECVA encourages campus teams to attend from across the region.
Keynote Speakers: Mike Wesch and Sarah "Intellagirl" Robbins-Bell
"A Portal to the Future of Education"
Mike Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University, whose students created the YouTube video, "A Vision of Students Today,"
Wesch is a cultural anthropologist and media ecologist exploring the impacts of new media on human interaction. More info is available at
"Pedagogy Before Technology: Exploring and Applying tomorrow's Technology with Today's Students"
Sarah "Intellagirl" Robbins-Bell is a Ph.D. candidate at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She is also the Director of Emerging Technologies for Media Sauce and a higher education consultant helping colleges and universities integrate Web 2.0 technologies meaningfully into pedagogy. http://www.intellagirl.com
She is the coauthor of Second Life for Dummies. Her research has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. http://www.intellagirl.com
This event is co-sponsored by Learning Technologies, a unit of Information Technology and the Graduate School.
On-site registration will be open until 10 a.m.