Facilitator: Pennee Bender
Provocateurs: Joe Bisz, Avi Santo, Ben Vershbow, and Tom Scheinfeldt
Martin Segal Theater
iPads, DynamicBooks, Wikis, Tweets, blogs – each new electronic platform brings new possibilities and challenges for scholarship and teaching. Keeping up with the new formats is only the first step: conceiving, researching, writing, and designing appropriate academic content to fully utilize the new platforms poses a far greater challenge, and having a voice in setting the agenda for new capabilities and features should perhaps be the real goal of academic engagement with new technologies. In this workshop we will discuss how scholars can be aware of and involved in the development of new digital platforms and tools as well as how they can utilize the new platforms for their own scholarship and teaching.
• What are the new platforms we should be paying particular attention to?
• How are universities and grant making entities assisting in making new technologies accessible to scholars and students?
• How can we support one another in adapting our scholarship to new formats and technologies?
• How can we insure that our research, scholarship, and pedagogical needs are part of new platform development?