Tidbits, Resources, and Discussion for ELI Faculty

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Shift Happens

Thanks to everyone who has posted a comment about what you'd like to discuss with your colleagues. You'll see the topics you've suggested--all of which are interesting and important--appearing in upcoming blog posts, and I am really looking forward to seeing what folks have to say about them. And keep on replying to that post if you think of other topics you'd like to discuss!

Meanwhile, I thought I'd share something that several of us saw at New Horizons last week. It's an 8-minute PowerPoint presentation of interesting facts and statistics about globalization, technology, and what our world is like today. People seemed to really like it, so I wanted to pass it along for all of you who were not there. You can see it on YouTube at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U

After you watch it, let us know what you think. If this describes our world today, how can/should it shape what, and how, we teach our students?

2 comments:

Diane Thompson said...

Jennifer, I would like to start a discussion that has little to do with technology or even pedagogy and much to do with the instructor's content knowledge and development. ELI, like the College in general, is constantly supporting us in developing technological and pedagogical methods for improving our teaching, but there is rarely much encouragement/support/$$ for learning more about one's discipline subject matter. I would like to see more of a balance. Diane

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