2017 AIKCU Teaching, Learning, and Technology Conference to feature keynotes by Jose Bowen, Gerry Swan

The 2017 AIKCU Technology, Learning, and Technology Conference will feature keynotes by Jose Bowen, President of Goucher College and author of the Teaching Naked series, and Dr. Gerry Swann, Associate Professor of Instructional Design at the University of Kentucky.

The June 30 conference will take place on the campus of Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. Conference sessions will address key issues facing small colleges and universities in the areas of learning technology, instructional design, information technology, and libraries.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of AIKCU’s technology partners, registration is free (but required) for faculty and staff of AIKCU member institutions.

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Keynote Speaker Biographies:

Jose Bowen head shotPresident Jose Bowen, a pioneer in active learning and the use of technology and author of the Teaching Naked series, will provide the keynote during the conference lunch. Bowen is president of Goucher College, a private, liberal arts college in MD. He contributes to podcasts and has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Newsweek, USA Today, US News & World Report, PBS News Hour, and NPR (an extended media list is here). His book Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2012) was the winner of the Ness Award for Best Book on Higher Education (2013) from the American Association of Colleges and Universities. His next book, Teaching Naked Techniques: A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes with G. Edward Watson (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2017), has been called “as rich a resource…to improve students’ learning as has been written in a generation.” He is currently working on Transforming the University: Learning for Change, a comprehensive approach to integrating campus life with massively better classrooms and using the latest research on learning and adolescent development to focus college on opening minds in the post-technology era. He has been honored by students and colleagues for his teaching at SMU, Miami and Georgetown and he received a Stanford Centennial Award for Undergraduate Teaching in 1990. He served on the Digital Working Group of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U’s) General Education Maps and Markers (GEMs) program. For teaching ideas, see his blog at teachingnaked.com or follow him on Twitter @josebowen, or watch his Teaching Naked TED talk.

Dr. Gerry Swan headshotDr. Gerry Swan, University of Kentucky Associate Professor of Instructional Systems Design, will open the conference with a thought-provoking discussion on implementing technology. Dr. Swan holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia. His research interests include use of interactive media with instruction and computer managed instruction/research. His research looks at how online environments can be used in data collection and presentation to facilitate the use of best practices in educational environments. Data-driven decision-making, knowledge management, and continuous improvement are increasingly popular ideas in education, and Swan is interested in what the tools and practices are to make it a reality. Through the development and study of online environments, Swan seeks to bring the potential of these tools to the classroom.