Coming August 11, 2009

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Social media, writing, and the role of the university

I’m an assistant director at the Computer Writing and Research Lab, where we use an array of technologies to teach writing and critical thinking. While it is widely accepted that┬ásocial media applications offer rich educational opportunities to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally, these new communication tools also challenge traditional teaching and research strategies and erode┬ádisciplinary boundaries. I would like to invite THATcamp attendees to join a conversation about the new educational landscape and to think about the implications of learning strategies that break down the walls of the traditional classroom. With these issues in mind, how does an increasingly remixed public sphere effect or disrupt our ideas of what a university should be?

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