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ECE Seminar Series


Department of English, Center for the Analytics of Learning and Teaching, Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Colloquim Sponsored by ISTeC

Title: Reflections on the Difference between Educational Technologies and Learning Technologies
Speaker: Jeff Grabill
Affiliation: Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Michigan State University
Day: Monday, September 11, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: LSC 376-378

Abstract: Educators, administrators, and policymakers are increasingly turning to technologies to enrich, facilitate, and automate the work that they do. In this talk, I draw a conceptual distinction between learning technologies and education technologies, outlining why issues of access, equity, and learner autonomy matter to the ways schools adopt, use, and support technologies.

Bio: Jeff Grabill a Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Writing. His research focuses on how digital writing is associated with citizenship and learning, and that work has been located in community contexts, in museums, and in classrooms at both the K-12 and university levels. He is a Senior Fellow with University Outreach & Engagement. At Michigan State, he helped develop and led a new major in Professional Writing, was a founder of the Writing in Digital Environments (WIDE) Research Center (now Writing, Information, and Digital Experience), and serves as Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures. Dr. Grabill is also a co-founder of Drawbridge Incorporated, an educational technology company. In his role as Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Dr. Grabill is responsible for guiding the development of technology-enhanced instruction on campus. He works collaboratively with the chief information officer on issues related to the teaching and learning experience and actively engages with the deans of the Graduate School and undergraduate education on new models related to curriculum development and delivery.