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Is it on the test?: Transforming Teaching, Transforming Learning

Thursday, December 11, 2014
8:30am – 4:30pm
Grafton Campus

Teaching Conference in Review:
Full Agenda
Keynote Address
Learning Catalytics Workshop
Flipping the Medical Histology Workshop
Development of Clinical Reasoning Workshop

Keynote Speaker: Michael Wesch, Ph.D.

Dubbed “the prophet of an education revolution” by the Kansas City Star and “the explainer” by Wired magazine, Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist who explores the effects of new media on society and culture. As a new Professor, Wesch pursued research on social and cultural change in Melanesia, focusing on the introduction of print and print-based practices like mapping and census-taking in the Mountain Ok region of Papua New Guinea. This work inspired him to examine the effects of social media and digital technology on global society and education. His videos on culture, technology, education, and information have been viewed over 20 million times, translated in over 20 languages, and are frequently featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide.

Awards: Professor Wesch has won several major awards for his work, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award, the John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in Media Ecology, and he was named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic. Most importantly, Wesch was the 2008 recipient of the highly coveted U.S. Professor of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation. He also was named Kansas State’s 2011-2012 Coffman chair for distinguished teaching scholars.

Check out Michael Wesch on YouTube:

The Machine is Us/ing Us

Ted Talk