Pop-Up Learning: How Technology Is Changing and Challenging College
Jeffrey Young, Louis Stark Nieman Fellow, Nieman Foundation for Journalism & Fellow, Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, to give the Nossiter lecture
A string of recent technology trends – including big data, MOOCs, and flipped classrooms -- promise to transform college teaching. What do early experiments in these approaches reveal, and what are the larger forces driving them? Is it time to rethink our notion of university education in a time when life and work have gone increasingly digital?
Jeffrey R. Young is an editor and writer focused on technology issues and the future of education. He is currently a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. This summer he will return to The Chronicle of Higher Education, where he is a senior editor covering technology. He is also an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Maryland at College Park, teaching a course on multimedia storytelling. Young is the author of the e-book Beyond the MOOC Hype: A Guide to Higher Education’s High-Tech Disruption. He has also written for national publications including The New York Times, New Scientist, Slate, and The Wall Street Journal.
Young is a frequent speaker on issues of education and technology, having given talks at the World Knowledge Forum, SXSW, and education and campus events. He received a bachelor’s degree in English from Princeton University in 1995 and a master’s in communication, culture, and technology from Georgetown University in 2001.
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