As one of the co-organizers of "Rewiring the Classroom," along with fellow HASTAC Scholars Audrey Altman and Yvonne Seale, I'm excited to report that everything is on track for Saturday. Registration is closed, the schedule is firm, the rooms are equipped, and now we just hope the snow comes quick and passes over by Saturday. Here's a description of the symposium and our wonderful video news release produced with the help of DSPH at the University of Iowa. Thanks particularly to Adrienne Zimmer for her great work on the video.
“Rewiring the Classroom” is a day-long symposium that will focus on critical applications of digital technologies in undergraduate classrooms. Presenters at the conference will offer practical, hands-on experience with new technologies, along with critical discussions about the pedagogical values of these technologies. Topics will include WordPress, Wikipedia, Omeka, recorded sound, public engagement, geographical information systems, and bringing research and archives into the classroom.
This conference is intended for anyone interested in creative and critical applications of technology to undergraduate education – professors, graduate instructors, librarians, information technologists, and other curious folks. We would especially welcome people who want to use digital technologies in their classrooms, but are unsure of how to get started. Our hope is that, no matter where you are in the process of developing digital lesson plans, you will be one step closer by the end of the day.