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Crosstalk: Finding Grist and Inspiration for the Next Pedagogical Innovation - May 2008

May 28, 2008

Toru Iiyoshi

Wed, May 28, 2:30-3:30 TEAL Classroom 26-152



Rethinking and improving your teaching and your student’s learning can be an intellectually stimulating and rewarding journey, but where and how can you find useful pedagogical ideas and resources for this endeavor?  Furthermore, once you have succeeded in your transformational effort, how can you quickly share that experience and process with your departmental and institutional colleagues and beyond so that they can learn from and build on your scholarly work on innovative teaching?

This session presents the decade of work by the Carnegie Foundation’s Knowledge Media Lab (KML) that helps promote collective educational knowledge building and sharing.  Some of the implications as well as the possibilities of how the tools and resources developed through this work could empower MIT faculty members as an engaged community of practice will be explored and discussed.

Please review a press release KML’s latest work.

About the presenter:

Toru Iiyoshi is a Senior Scholar and the Director of the Knowledge Media Laboratory at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Since joining the Foundation in 1999, Iiyoshi has lead research and development efforts that take advantage of emerging technologies to enable educational institutions, programs, faculty, and teachers to transform the knowledge implicit in effective practice and transformation efforts into ideas, theories, and resources that can be shared widely to advance teaching and student learning. His current work areas include open education, technology-enhanced scholarship of teaching and learning, and collective educational knowledge building and sharing.

Iiyoshi is the co-editor of the upcoming Carnegie Foundation book, Opening Up Education: Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge (MIT Press, August 2008).

We hope you will bring your pedagogical successes, challenges, and passions to the session!

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