Sunday, November 06, 2011

Digital Futures Forum - Tuesday, November 8 from 3-5pm in the Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service

Join AU Library on Tuesday, November 8 for the fourth annual Digital Futures Forum from 3 to 5pm in the Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service.

This year's forum topic, Forging a New Path: How Technology and Digital Literacy are Changing Higher Education, will discuss the premise that higher education must learn to adapt or risk becoming obsolete in the constantly changing digital age. The forum will feature a keynote presentation by Richard A. DeMillo, author of Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities, and a panel discussion with American University faculty on the implications for hybrid learning and the importance of educating students to be digital citizens.

“In the age of iTunes, open source software, and for-profit online universities, there are new rules for higher education.”
—The MIT Press, Abelard to Apple

Keynote presenter:

Richard A. DeMillo is Distinguished Professor of Computing and Professor of Management, former John P. Imlay Dean of Computing, and Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at Georgia Institute of Technology. Author of over 100 articles, books, and patents, he has held academic positions at Purdue University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Padua. He directed the Computer and Computation Research Division of the National Science Foundation and was Hewlett-Packard’s first Chief Technology Officer.


Laura DeNardis, Associate Professor, School of Communication

Jill Klein, Information Technology Executive in Residence, Kogod School of Business

Christopher Simpson, Professor of Journalism, School of Communication

Moderator: Alex Hodges, Assistant Director for Library Instruction, University Library

For more information and to RSVP, contact 202-885-3847

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