Information technology is impacting every industry right now, and universities and libraries are no different. Educators are adopting connected means of extending the reach of the classroom. There is a rapid influx of job descriptions related to emerging technologies, user experience specialists, instructional design, and others who guide technology-focused projects and departments.
Emerging technologies for communication and creation of content afford the possibility of the connected, "always on" educational environment. The Hyperlinked Campus is a model of open communication, collaborative learning, transparency, social engagement, guided exploration, and creativity. This session will explore how we can extend the classroom beyond the classroom to engage learners with their peers and with the world.
Promoting spaces that encourage creativity, thoughtful reflection on course materials shared openly with peers, and a means to forge networks of learners should be a goal of all instructors no matter where you are with technology. Even if you’re not an early adopter of the latest technology trends in use in higher education, this session will explore how to be an early adaptor.