Our Wired Campus guest bloggers for March are two leaders in using technology for teaching and learning. Randy Bass and Bret Eynon have collaborated on a new special issue of Academic Commons on this topic. Here, they will share their thoughts on why, in this crucial area, higher education seems to be “the last to know and the slowest to respond,” and they will offer four ways to change this trend for the better.
First, a little about them:
Mr. Bass is assistant provost for teaching and learning initiatives at Georgetown University, where he is also executive director of Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship and an associate professor of English. In 1998-99, he was a Pew Scholar in the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and from 2000-2008, he served as a consulting scholar with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Mr. Eynon is assistant dean for teaching and learning at LaGuardia Community College and the executive director of the LaGuardia Center for Teaching & Learning. From 2000 to 2005, he and Mr. Bass co-directed the Visible Knowledge Project. Mr. Eynon is currently a national faculty member for the Association of American Colleges & Universities and he recently founded a new LaGuardia project, the Making Connections National Resource Center on Inquiry, Reflection, and Integrative Education.
Welcome Randy and Bret.