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MSU Library: EDUCAUSE 2012 Conference Live Stream

Thursday, November 8, 2012, from 8:00am to 6:00pm
Animal Biosciences Building, 138 and 134

The MSU Library will sponsor a live stream of the three day EDUCAUSE 2012 conference from Denver, Colorado, November 7-9, 2012. The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is the premier gathering for higher education IT professionals. The entire MSU community is welcome to attend! No RSVP required.

The live stream will take place in Animal Bioscience Building rooms 138 and 134 on the following dates and at the following times:

Wednesday, November 7 - 8:00AM-6:00PM

Thursday, November 8 - 8:00AM-6:30PM

Friday, November 9 - 8:00AM-11:30AM


WiFi is available. Bring your laptop or tablet to interact with the online conference!


Keynote speakers:

Clay Shirky: IT as a Core Academic Competence

For half a millennium, paper has been at the center of the academic enterprise, not just conceptually but architecturally, with many campuses arranged with the library at their center. Now, though, the core academic functions of collaboration, publication, dissemination, and argument are being virtualized. This change challenges many organizational and cultural assumptions, and moves the role of information and communication technology from a support function into the center of the academic enterprise. Wednesday 11/7, 8:00 AM.


Christine Flanagan & Elliot Masie:  Blueprint for Change in an Era of Rapid Reinvention

Nations face an educational imperative: Educate more people, better, faster, and with higher quality. But a single model will not suffice. Education is a complex, adaptive system involving learners, faculty, families, employers, and institutions. Value is created--and co-created--based on aspirations, motivations, and preparation. In an era of rapid reinvention, how does higher education reset its expectations, design itself around the learner, and renew its commitment to using information technology well and wisely? This session will explore changes in learners, institutions, and employers.  Thursday, 11/8, 10:30 AM.


Edward Ayers:  Discovery in a Digital World

In the most effective teaching, students create new knowledge even as they learn. Digital environments possess remarkable capacities to foster this excitement of discovery among large, diverse, and widely distributed numbers of people. When thoughtfully designed, these engines of discovery can offer rich repositories of information and useful tools to explore them. Online teaching and traditional classrooms can take much greater advantage of these capacities than they have thus far. Imagining and building exploratory capacity offers exciting challenges for every discipline, constructing new bridges between novice and expert, teaching and scholarship.  Friday 11/9, 10:15 AM. 


The full conference program is available on the EDUCAUSE Web site.


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