by Jeremy Kemp
Two of the nation's leading experts on technology for teaching and learning have generously agreed to keynote this year's SLCC Education Workshop, August 24-26 in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Connie M. Yowell is Director of Education in the MacArthur Foundation's Program on Human and Community Development, focusing on grants relating to public education, and on the implications for education of young people's use of digital media. "The MacArthur Foundation launched its five-year, $50 million digital media and learning initiative in 2006 to help determine how digital technologies are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize,
and participate in civic life." See: http://tinyurl.com/ytlupx
Dr. Larry Johnson serves as Chief Executive Officer of the New Media Consortium, an international consortium of more than 200 universities, colleges, museums, research centers, and technology companies. NMC Virtual Worlds helps learning-focused organizations with leased virtual space, community support and design services. Larry is both known to the Second Life education community and an avid evangelist for the educational use of SL. See: http://www.nmc.org
The education team is reviewing 36 submissions and hopes to find a presentation opportunity for each one. We are working on logistics for the RL venue, the in-world venue and also possible lead-in events the week before Chicago, designed specifically for educators.
Additional slots for SLCC Education Track sponsors are still available. Contact Dr. Daniel Livingstone (Buddy Sprocket) or Jeremy Kemp (Jeremy Kabumpo) for more information.