Some of the EduGeeks will be traveling to conferences in the near future, even doing some presentations. Come hang out with us over a meal or something and talk geek stuff if you are at any of these. Of course, the economy could change our plans for these, but we’re still planning to go as long as the money holds out.
- TxDLA 2009 – April 6th – 9th in Corpus Christi, TX
- The Sloan-C International Symposium on Emerging Technology Applications for Online Learning (try saying that one 10 times fast) / Moodle Moot 2009 (two conferences for the price of one) – June 17-19th in San Francisco
- NUTN 2009 – June 21-23 in Saratoga Springs, New York.
I will be presenting at all three, the first two with Harriet. Some of the other EduGeeks will be at TxDLA – other than Katrina, not sure who all yet or what they are doing there (such as presentations), but will keep you post.
Harriet and I will be presenting “Will Web 3.0 Make Us Change the Way We Educate? A Call for a New Learning Management Program” at TxDLA and Sloan-C. I will be presenting with Tim Gottleber of DCCCD at NUTN. The session will be called “Get Those EduPunks Off of My Lawn!” :)
Matt is currently an Instructional Designer II at Orbis Education and a Part-Time Instructor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Previously he worked as a Learning Innovation Researcher with the UT Arlington LINK Research Lab. His work focuses on learning theory, Heutagogy, and learner agency. Matt holds a Ph.D. in Learning Technologies from the University of North Texas, a Master of Education in Educational Technology from UT Brownsville, and a Bachelors of Science in Education from Baylor University. His research interests include instructional design, learning pathways, sociocultural theory, heutagogy, virtual reality, and open networked learning. He has a background in instructional design and teaching at both the secondary and university levels and has been an active blogger and conference presenter. He also enjoys networking and collaborative efforts involving faculty, students, administration, and anyone involved in the education process.