Learning Technology Exposition: Engaging Students in an Age of Disengagement

Thursday, May 9, 2013 ( 10:00 am to 12:00 pm )

Location: Babbio 122

Michael Scalero – Director of Learning Technology
Keynote: Ken Ronkowitz - Professional Technical Communication, NJIT
Mark Ardis – Distinguished Service Professor, SSE
Ed Whittaker – Professor of Physics, SES
Keith Sheppard – Associate Dean, SES
As technology rapidly changes, so does the way people work, learn, and interact with one another. The popular media tells us that we live in an age of disengagement. 21st century professors are told they need to design curriculum to support student success and create an engaging classroom whether it is face-to-face, online, or in a blended learning environment. Creating engaging learning environments with technology at our core will be essential to embrace 21st century learners and their ever evolving learning styles. Information Technology is dedicated to this philosophy and embraces varying technologies and learning concepts with other institutions and with our own faculty to generate innovation with technology and learning engagement in tandem. Information Technology invites the Stevens community to explore how educators can use some of the tools such as apps, clickers, open education resources, mobile learning, collaborative learning platforms from Google Hangouts to Massive Open Online Courses, and embrace the engagement strategies of social media.
Ken Ronkowitz was the Manager of Instructional Technology at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) for seven years. He managed the design of online courses for the University as well as for corporate clients. During that time, he led the transition from WebCT to Moodle, and brought NJIT into Apple’s iTunes U as one of the initial sixteen universities offering courseware freely online.
Ken completed directing a five-year Federal writing grant at Passaic County Community College in 2012. He continues to teach both online and face-to-face at PCCC and in the graduate program in Professional Technical Communication at NJIT. Ken has also been teaching in a MOOC environment for Peer To Peer University and Canvas Network.
The Learning Technology Exposition, sponsored by Information Technology at Stevens, is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2013, from 10 a.m. to noon in Babbio 122. A reception will follow in the Babbio Atrium at noon. All Stevens faculty and staff are invited to attend. Please RSVP and register: www.stevens.edu/ltexpo. All attendees are eligible to win an iPad Mini!