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Perspectives on Digital Pedagogy Speaker and Event Series

In keeping with the CIL's aim to promote innovative teaching practices at Wofford, we've launched a new series of talks and workshops focusing on digital pedagogy practices. Bringing in scholars from a range of other institutions, we hope the series will provide Wofford faculty with an array of perspectives on incorporating digital technologies into teaching and classroom practices.

Fall 2016 Speaker

Dr. Bob Panoff - "Computational Thinking for All: the Power and the Peril" 

Students and faculty alike are clearly spending much of their time interacting with computing and communication tools rather than with each other. Is this good? Are all uses of computational technology in education helpful, and if not, how does one separate the benefits from the burdens? We will explore how this technology enables multiple representations in the sciences, arts, and humanities, giving us the opportunity to be more fully human as we seek new knowledge in service to society. Moving "beyond PowerPointless-ness," we have the opportunity to demonstrate that computing really matters in teaching and learning. Computing "matters" because quantitative reasoning, computational thinking, and multi-scale modeling are the intellectual "heart and soul" of 21st Century science and therefore are the essential skills of the 21st Century workforce. Computing "matters" because we can apply the power of dynamic, visual, and interactive computing to reach a deeper understanding of models across math and science while exploring their role in understanding our world.

Spring 2016 Speakers and Events

Dr. Timothy Arner - "Old English and New Media: Beowulf in the Digital Age" 

Dr. Sean McCarthy - "Valuing the Digital Humanities in the Liberal Arts Classroom"

Dr. John Jones - "Smart Screens: Mindfully Integrating Digital Technologies In The Classroom"