Are you a Maker?
Have you heard of the "Maker" movement? Regular people are using readily available tools and technology to make extraordinary things. Join fellow teachers, designers, and technologists as we explore the Maker movement in the context of teaching online!
Enjoy a day full of interactive and engaging discussions focused on the needs of faculty teaching online. Whether you are a seasoned online veteran or just interested in learning more, this free event for downtown and AMC faculty and staff is the place to be this spring.
Samantha Adams Becker
Senior Director of Communications for the New Media Consortium
Samantha is the Director of the NMC Horizon Project and lead writer and researcher for the NMC Horizon Report series, which analyzes emerging technology uptake in various education sectors across the globe. She has expertise in digital communications, with a special interest in e-publishing, social media, and online learning. In 2013, she taught the first online course ever to exclusively take place in Facebook, which was geared towards training faculty to integrate social media into their teaching practices. Previous to the NMC, Samantha facilitated the digitization of books and periodicals for several of the world’s largest publishers and was the managing editor of a lifestyle magazine.
Distinguished Professor of Computing and Professor of Management
Richard is an author of over 100 articles, books, and patents, he has held academic positions at Purdue University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Padua. He directed the Computer and Computation Research Division of the National Science Foundation and was Hewlett-Packard's first Chief Technology Officer. He is the 2013 Lumina Foundation Inaugural Fellow which recognized his founding of the Center for 21st Century Universities as a “unique institution.” He is the author of the 2011 book “Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities.” A sequel entitled “Heroes and Martyrs: The Roadmaps that a Small Band of Innovators are Using to Remake Higher Education” will be published in 2014 by MIT Press.
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