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Promoting Reflection

Who:
Jason T. Bedell
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 313

People need to interact with information in multiple ways to have the best chance at really remembering and understanding it. Ideally, they can use new information in an authentic context with others and then reflect on it. There are tools, such as blogs, to help enable this type of learning.

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Why Johnny Can't Read: A Conversation About What It Means to Be Literate...Today

Who:
David Jakes, Laura Deisley
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 204

Nicholas Carr argues that we live in The Shallows. Clay Shirky writes that the literary world is now losing its normative hold on culture. So, is literacy changing? As we incorporate connective technologies in our classrooms, are the skills associated with deep reading and critical thinking being lost? What does it mean to be literate in 2010 and beyond?