Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute Hosts Innovative Teaching Seminar

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New York, NY, October 12, 2011-- Baruch College's Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute will host Innovative Pedagogies for the Future of Higher Education, a seminar on innovative teaching on Thursday, October 13, at 5:00 pm.

Joss Winn and Mike Neary of the University of Lincoln in the UK will present their “Student as Producer” project, which redefines the undergraduate experience by engaging students in collaborative research with University faculty.  The project emphasizes “research engaged” teaching and encourages students to understand themselves as active producers of knowledge and meaning.

In addition, educational technology innovator, Jim Groom of the University of Mary Washington, will discuss how higher education might be re-imagined through free web tools and open course design.  Groom will present some of his many open education projects, including a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in digital storytelling, an open web radio station, and UMW Blogs, an open web publishing platform which inspired many similar blogging projects, including Blogs@Baruch.

WHAT: Innovative Pedagogies for the Future of Higher Education

WHEN: Thursday, October 13, 5:00 p.m.          

WHERE: Baruch College, William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus

                 55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street, Room 14-270

 

For more information please contact:

Ed Pachetti, 646-660-6135, Ed.pachetti@baruch.cuny.edu