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SATURDAY MARCH 21, 2015

The Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology is both an annual event and a year-round online discussion of ways that faculty and staff are using technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research.


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Saturday, March 21 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Radical Transparency: Cultivating Community Engagement with General Education Reform

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Rather than simply attempting to garner support and approval for a new General Education program at Penn State, we have sought to use the web to engage the University community in a broader discussion of the value of general education and to include them in the process by which decisions are made about the shape of the new curriculum. The GenEd.psu.edu website has become a living site of ongoing conversation and deliberation about the emerging new general education program at Penn State. In order to engage the community, the task force responsible for reforming the general education entered into a substantive collaboration with the Teaching and Learning with Technology Studio to create a dynamic web space designed to put the values of general education into practice. The result has been a highly visited and visible web community that has directly participated in the decisions that will shape the new curriculum.

This session will introduce the vision of transparent administrative engagement that has animated the creation of the GenEd website, discuss the technical challenges we have faced, present the data analytics that document our success, and demonstrate the innovative deliberative model we are using to empower the entire University community to inform decisions about the new general education curriculum.

We will use a live Twitter back channel to facilitate discussion with the audience and a wider community online. Further, we will invite the audience to participate in some of the practices of online deliberation we have used during the general education reform process.

Speakers
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Bevin Hernandez

Software Development Manager
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Brad Kozlek

IT Manager
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Christopher Long

Associate Dean, Penn State
I am an Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Education and Professor of Philosophy and Classics.
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Keith Shapiro

Associate Professor


Saturday March 21, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 207

Attendees (10)