Rethinking Evaluation: A Futures Initiative Open Session

By Lisa Tagliaferri|November 18, 2014|FI Events|0 comments

  Rethinking Evaluation and Assessment in Online and Blended Learning Environments A Futures Initiative Open Session Monday, December 8, 2014, 1-2 p.m. Library C196.05, CUNY Graduate Center During this open session, we will explore methods for evaluating courses and programs that use and integrate online technology for teaching and learning. Dr. Anthony Picciano, Professor and Executive Officer of the PhD program in Urban Education, will discuss the challenges and opportunities

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Cathy Davidson will keynote UNESCO Chair in Education and Technology for Social Change

By Lisa Tagliaferri|November 14, 2014|Announcements, Of interest|0 comments

Revisiting the fundamentals of traditional curricula  R / Evolution: what “R” would mean for Education Futures Initiative Director Cathy Davidson will be one of the keynote speakers for the Unesco Chair in Education and Technology for Social Change X International Seminar to be held at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona, December 1-2, 2014. The title of the seminar is Revisiting the fundamentals of traditional curricula: R / Evolution: what “R” would

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Cathy Davidson will Talk about the Future of Higher Education on CNN’s @ThisHour on Nov. 20th

By Lisa Tagliaferri|November 13, 2014|Announcements, Of interest|0 comments

  @This Hour, CNN 11am, Thursday, Nov. 20th @This Hour with John Berman and Michaela Pereira will be discussing the future of higher education with Cathy Davidson, Director of the Futures Initiative, and NYU professor and author Richard Arum. The discussion will consider the recent film, Ivory Tower, and CUNY’s Prof. Davidson will speak to the urgency of what price society will pay if higher education cannot revolutionize our current university model and evolve to

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Digital Platforms for Multimedia Scholarship

By Lisa Tagliaferri|November 12, 2014|FI Events|0 comments

#remixscholar #remixthediss Our Digital Platforms for Multimedia Scholarship will be both an in-person event at the Graduate Center (CUNY) in Room 9206, and an online livestreamed event. The livestream will start here a few minutes before the event: http://bit.ly/FuturesED-live. What is a digital “book”? What does it mean to publish and read online in a time when more and more people read on their devices? How does this effect/enhance scholarly

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Futures Initiative Director Cathy Davidson will be Keynote Speaker at 13th Annual CUNY IT Conference

By Lisa Tagliaferri|November 7, 2014|Announcements, Events of Interest|0 comments

The 13th Annual CUNY IT Conference will be taking place on December 4th and 5th at John Jay College this year. Cathy Davidson, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Futures Initiative, will be giving the Opening Keynote at 3:30pm on December 4th. See the full program here.   CUNY IT Conference 2014 Overview Change is the new constant, but some (big) changes are more like shifts: shifts in practice and

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ProQuest Discussion: December 1st, 1pm EST (livestreamed)

By Lisa Tagliaferri|November 4, 2014|FI Events|0 comments

The Evolving Dissertation Landscape: A Conversation with Proquest A Futures Initiative Open Session Monday, December 1, 1pm EST Graduate Center Library, room C 196.05 Livestream: http://bit.ly/FuturesED-live (coverage begins a few minutes before the event) We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a discussion with Austin McLean, ProQuest‘s Director of Scholarly Communication and Dissertations Publishing. This discussion will build on questions raised during our recent What Is a

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Community Contract Inspiration from Debian

By Lisa Tagliaferri|November 3, 2014|Mapping, Reflection|0 comments

One component of the upcoming Futures Initiative course, Mapping the Futures of Higher Education, will be for the class to develop a social contract within the course community, a way to democratize the classroom, and to instill trust from the onset. As we look for models for inspiration, there is one very topical one from the developer community that has been around since the 1990s. Debian, a free computer operating

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