You are cordially and digitally invited to the Year-end OIT Faculty Dinner Seminar:
- When: April 29th 5-8 pm
- Where: Mabee Suite
- Door prizes
Dr. George Saltsman from Abilene Christian University will be speaking on “Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age.” There will also be the first annual “Green and Gold” awards for exemplary use of educational technology. The “Green” award will go to a faculty member who is a relatively novice user of edtech and the “Gold” award will go to a veteran edtech user.
Throughout history, technological advances have profoundly influenced religion, education and politics. In that same way, today’s mobile technologies, the internet, and ubiquitous access to information are shaking the foundations of churches, schools and governments. By looking to our past we are able to project a path to our future, and that future may not be what we expect. Our Christian worldview offers us tremendous opportunities, but only if we are willing to embrace the movement that threatens us most.
George Saltsman is the Executive Director of the Task Force for Innovation in Learning and Educational Technology at Abilene Christian University and Instructor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. As the leader of ACU’s Connected Mobile learning initiative, George works closely with faculty and administrators who are deploying and researching mobile learning within education. George is an Apple Distinguished Educator, mobile learning policy advisor to UNESCO, and winner of multiple awards, including Campus Technology Innovator of the Year and The New Media Consortium’s Center of Excellence award. As a researcher, George has overseen over 40 empirical investigations into mobile learning and worked with partners that include Cambridge University Press and Bell Labs France. George is co-author of An Administrators Guide to Online Education and multiple other works focused on the integration on technology in education.