As will be readily apparent I have been remiss updating the more than forty presentations I have given over the last three years. I am working on revamping this portion of the site during the Fall of 2015. In the meantime, you can find most of the presentations I have done since Fall 2012 here.

Fall 2015
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Spring 2015
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Fall 2014
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Spring 2014
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Fall 2013
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Spring 2013
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Fall 2012
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Spring 2012

  • James Madison University’s CIT Retreat ds106 and Digital Storytelling. Harrisonburg, VA. 7/16/2012 (Invited Speaker)
  • New Hampshire State Academic Technology Institute. Keene, New Hampshire. “Rich Media and Poor Schools” 6/28/2012 (Invited Speaker)
  • Penn State University’s Plone Educational User’s Group Conference. State College, PA. “Education Parkour: Tracking the Open Web” 5/22/2012 (invited Speaker)
  • St Jospeh’s Colege Teaching and Learning Conference. Patchogue, NY. “We don’t need another system: life beyond the LMS” 5/14/2012 (Invited Speaker)
  • TedXNYed. Long Island City, NY. “The eduPOPcalypse” 4/28/2012 (Invited Speaker)
  • CUNY City Tech, Brooklyn, NY. “Open Labs, Open Hearts” 4/19/2012 (Invited Speaker)
  •  SXSWedu Conference panel on MOOCs. Austin, TX. “A Culture of Openness”  3/7/2012
  • Kansas State University Invited Speaker Series. Manhattan, KS. “EduParkour”  2/2/2012
  • EDUCAUSE Midatlantic Regional Conference. Baltimore, MD. “EdTech Transmissions: We Control the Vertical and the Horizontal” 1/13/2012 (Co-presented with Andy Rush, Martha Burtis, and Tim Owens)
  • St. Lawrence University Teaching and Learning Technologies Conference. “New Paradigms for Teaching and Learning Technologies” 1/12/2012 (Invited speaker)

Fall 2011

  • Washinton State Community Colleges (fill in the info here)
  • NWACC Instructional Tech Roundtable. Portland, OR. EdTech Transmissions: We Control the Vertical and the Horizontal 11/3/2011  (Invited Speaker)
  • Open Education 2011 Conference. Park City, UT. “#occupyopened” 10/28/2011  (Keynote Speaker)
  • Baruch College’s Institute’s Seminar on Innovative Technology series. New York, NY. “DIY Radio for Teaching and Learning” 10/19/2011 (Co-presented with Grant Potter, GNA Garcia, and Mikhail Gershovich)
  • Baruch College’s Institute’s Seminar on Innovative Technology series. New York, NY. “Student as Creator” 10/15/2011 (Co-presented with Mike Neary and Joss Winn)
  • Penn State University . State College, PA. “A Domain of One’s Own” 9/20/2011 (Invited Speaker)
  • Elon University “Independent Domains: Thresholds to Teaching and Learning on the Open Web” 8/18/11 (Invited Speaker)

Spring 2011

  • Yale University, New Haven, CT. “Domain of One’s Own” 6/10/11 (Invited Speaker)
  • Arizona Maricopa Community College, Phoenix, AZ. “Ed Tech Transmissions: We Control the Vertical and Hortizontal” (Invited) 5/18/11
  • Northern Voice 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada “#ds106radio4life: How Open Web Radio Will Change Your Life” 5/14/11
  • Council of Independent Colleges, San Antonio (Invited) “We Can Control Transmission”” 3/4/11
  • CUNY NYCT Presentation City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY. “ds106 #4life” 2/27/11
  • EDUCAUSE Learning Initaitive, Washington, DC. “Open Learning Showcase: Open Education and Citizenship” Tuesday, 2/15/2011 (Co-presented with Michael Caulfield)
  • Council of Independent Colleges, New Orleans, LA. “Resources in Literary Study” 2/10/11  (Invited)

Fall 2010

  •  La Nueva Web y la transformaciòn de la EDUCACION SUPERIOR at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazòn. San Juan, Puerto Rico. “The End: The Web is Dead”  9/3/11  (Invited Speaker)
  •  Baylor University “Domain of One’s Own” 7/30/10

Spring 2010

  • Faculty Academy Presentation: DitLit
  • Council of Independent Colleges: “Inside UMW Blogs,” April 9th, 2010
  • ACCS: “Is Less More?  What The Wire Has to Teach Us About Institutional IT”
  • The Instructional Technology  Council annual Conference,  Fort Worth, Texas 2010. “Who Hath Despised The Day of Small Things” February 22nd, 2010 (keynote)

Fall 2009

  • EDUPUNK Panel Presentation (London, Ontario)
  • WordCamp NYC (Description forthcoming)
  • UT Arlington Workshop (Description forthcoming)
  • NMC Futures: Uncanny Learning (Description forthcoming)
  • West Virginia Tech Conference, WeLearn (Me/We Web Presentation) Keynote
  • San Juan Presentation
  • OpenEd Presentation (Description forthcoming)

Spring 2009

  • WordCampEd CUNY Keynote
  • Germanna Talk
  • Faculty Academy presentation
  • Duke CIT  Keynote

Virginia Humanities Conference, April 4th, 2009

  • “We Dwell in Possibility – Technology, Community, and Answerability in the Literature Classroom,” co-presented with professor Mara Scanlon, this presentation was a prefatory discussion about the possibilities of using blogs and wikis in the literature classroom. Which was a preface for a series of papers delivered by three University of Mary Washington Students (Natalie Sayeth, Nathan Strobel, and Kelley Smith) each of whom theorized the implications that blogs and wikis had on the way they experienced the collaborative and communal possibilities of a wired classroom.

SXSW, March, 15th, 2009

  • “EDUPUNK: Open Source Education” was a panel discussion about the implications of using open source tools to buck the chains and limitations of corporate education software. This panel ranged far and wide by discussing the the current state of educational institutions, the future challenges it faces as well as the implications of the publishing revolution we are currently experiencing upon them. You can find the audio below:
    Download “EDUPUNK: Open Source Education”

ACCS, March, 12th, 2009

  • “Small Pieces To-Go,” co-presented with Andy Rush, was a presentation that focused on the implications of the new wave of mobile learning devices on higher education. Starting with a specific focus on the iPhone, this presentation moved into the theoretical implications of the intimate space of mobile learning for higher education, promoting the use of flexible, loosely-joined, and RSS-rich tools to imagine the future of mobile-friendly courses spaces. You can find the presentation, resources, and audio here.

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, January, 20th, 2009

  • “Not Your Grandpa’s Blog”, co-presented with Cole Camplese and Alan Levine, this presentation discussed the benefits of open personalized publishing platforms over closed environments as the basis for teaching and learning with technology. We featured a coupe of examples of powerful and flexible online publishing platforms at both Penn State University and the University of Mary Washington. You can read more about the presentation, find the audio, as well as each presenters presentation here.

Fall 2008

WordCampEd DC, November, 22nd, 2008

  • “Permanent Revolution” discusses the implication of the publishing revolution we are currently experiencing as a culture more generally in relationship to the state of educational institutions specifically. Throughout this presentation WordPress acts as an operating metaphor to trace the implications of a moment wherein individuals can easily create and share their work freely with the world. My argument is that this fact demands a radical re-thinking of the way we imagine the role of educational institutions. You can read more about WordCampEd, find the audio, my presentation script, as well as my slides here.

NMC’s Rock the Academy Conference, November, 6th, 2008

  • “The Revolution will be Syndicated”, co-presented with Tom Woodward, involved some virtual performance art in an effort to “revolutionize” how we imagine web-based publishing in education. A more in-depth description, the presentation site, and links to a recording of the session coming soon.

EDUCAUSE 2008, October, 29th, 2008

  • “Don’t Call It a Blog, Call It an Educational Publishing Platform,” co-presented with Gardner Campbell, offered an alternative means of conceptualizing how university networks might approach supporting teaching and learning technologies by designing their online publishing systems around an RSS-rich aggregation system of open syndication, rather than closed, labyrinth-like repositories and learning management systems that seldom, if ever, see the light of day. A more in-depth description, the presentation site, and links to a recording of the session coming soon.

Open Education 2008, September, 25th, 2008

  • Radical Reuse,” co-presented with Brian Lamb, combined practical demonstration with web-based provocation. We examined the components for powerful, scalable personal learning environments using open source tools and formats that allow for near-limitless recombination of content and components. For a more in-depth description, the presentation site, and links from the session click here.

Spring 2008

EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference, June 2-4, 2008

  • “Supporting Faculty Adoption of Emerging Technologies: Wanderlust or Creating a Campus Roadmap?,” with co-panelists Gardner Campbell, Jean Ann Derco, and Dolly Young, explored the relationship between faculty and instructional technologists, offering unique campus perspectives on adopting emerging technologies. A more in-depth description, the presentation site, and links to a recording of the session coming soon.
  • “Data-Rich Blogging in the Undergraduate Science Lab,” co-presented with Steve Gallik, examined the creation of a syndicated lab notebook for a Cell Biology course. A more in-depth description, the presentation site, and links to a recording of the session coming soon.

University of Mary Washington’s Faculty Academy, May 13-14th, 2008

  • UMW Blogs Begins,” co-presented with Gardner Campbell and Andy Rush, frames the history of how the UMW community has used a blogging platform to foster collaboration, interaction, and an enaged learning community around the academic work happening on campus. For a more in-depth description, the presentation site, and links to a recording of the session click here.
  • Why Wikipedia?,” co-presented with Mara Scanlon, examined some interesting questions and issues surrounding the academy’s role in creating and shaping the content that people will be accessing on Wikipedia. Should colleges and universities be contributing to this global resource of information? What are the benefits? What are the drawbacks? For a more in-depth description, the presentation site, and links to a recording of the session click here.
  • Raiding the Archive” examines the innumerable cultural resources available for teaching and learning online. Using the Internet Archives as one example, this presentation explores the wide array of documents, videos, music, and images freely available online that may be of use in the classroom. For a more in-depth description, the presentation site, and links to a recording of the session click here.

NMC’s Symposium on Mashups, April 3, 2008

  • Welcome to the People’s Republic of Non-Programistan,” co-presented with Tom Woodward, was an online presentation that explored the possibilities of using open, portable and user-friendly tools for teaching and learning. For a more in-depth description, the presentation site, and links to a recording of the online session click here.

ACCS of Virginia Conference, March 14, 2008

  • Don’t Call It a Blog, Call It Educational Publishing,” co-presented with Andy Rush and Jerry Slezak, offered an alternative means of conceptualizing how university networks might approach supporting teaching and learning technologies by designing their online publishing systems around an RSS-rich aggregation system of open syndication, rather than closed repositories and Learning Management Systems (LMS) that seldom, if ever, allow or enable communication outside the walls of the course. For a more in-depth description, presentation resources, and audio from the talk click here.

Northern Voice, February 24, 2008

  • Don’t Call it a Blog, Call it an Educational Publishing Platform,” co-presented with Brian Lamb, Bill Fitzgerald, and D’Arcy Norman, poses a series of questions about how we might re-imagine the role of instructional technology within academia. From the abstract: “What if we didn’t understand what we do in education with blogs as blogging but as a quick and easy way to publish online within a learning community?…What if we understood ‘campus blogging initiatives’ as a community publishing platform to share, learn, and integrate various resources from around the web into a more specific community?” For a more in-depth description and audio from the presentation click here.

Fall 2007

CUNY IT Conference, November 30, 2007

  • Open Source, Open Learning, Open Communities: Exploring Alternatives to Blackboard.” This panel treats three uses of open-source tools, beginning with Baruch’s cac.cophany, a blog which has allowed the Schwartz Institute to share its work with local and global audiences. Next is a CUNY Online new-media studies course in which students used open-source tools in their collaborative writing and research projects. Finally, we consider an innovative blogging initiative at UMW which has brought an entire institution into conversation with itself and the world.

Learning by Design, November 9th, 2007

  • “‘Small Pieces Loosely Joined’: Open-Source Possibilities for Course Redesign” explored how open-source applications can help shape and sustain vital communities of learning. We discussed collaborative research/learning management systems such as Sakai; blogging platforms such as WordPress Multi-User; social networking applications such as Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter; web-hosting options both on- and off site; and other innovative practices that center on emerging technologies.

Open Education Conference, September 27, 2007

  • Out of Print: Building a Digital Environment for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship,” co-presented with D’Arcy Norman, framed out the creation of a web-based, Open Content educational resource for Early American literature, along with a series of documentation/support materials to enable others to easily and effectively create their own using freely available tools and services. For audio and web resources from this presentation go here.

Spring 2007

University of Mary Washington’s Faculty Academy, 2007

  • “‘Small Pieces Loosely Joined’: Web 2.0 Learning Environments at UMW” discusses some of the innovations and issues involved in recent courses at UMW using a multi-user blog solution. Read more here.
  • Monster M*A*S*U*P*S” outlines the conceptualizations of a mashup as they relate to the mission of higher education. The presentation examines mashups as an artistic and interpretive practices used to re-imagine a course management system. Read more here.
  • Hey, You Got Your Folksonomic Tags in My Semantic Web!” examines the potential possibilities of re-thinking the relationship between social tagging and the semantic web. With particular interest paid to questions of information resources such as informal and formal taxonomies as they relate to issues of organizing, searching, and re-combining data from various applications. Read more here.

(MAC) Learning Environments Conference

  • Open, Social, Connected” reviews emerging tools and trends in instructional technology. My portion of the presentation focused specifically on creating hybrid applications that recombine the functionality of blogs and wikis. Read more here.

ACCS of Virginia Conference, 2007

  • Needles, Haystacks and Omnivores: Finding and Consuming Information through Social Tagging and the Semantic Web” examines the ways in which folksonomic tagging and the semantic web can work together to make a more intelligent, searchable environment for web-based teaching and learning tool at the University of Mary Washington. Read more here.

The New Media Consortium’s Web Video Convergence Online Conference

  • Web 2.0 Online Learning Film Festival” presents some exciting educational applications of web video as well as imagining the possibilities for wed-based multimedia in education given the emergence of an unprecedented accessibility to these resources over the least two years. Read more here.
  • Vapers: Video Papers and the Future of Composition at the University” imagines the possible role of multimedia authoring in higher education providing an annotated list of online multimedia resources. Including image sharing sites, archival resources, as well as free online audio and video editing applications. Read more here.

Northern Voice

  • More than Just a Blog!” explains how open source applications such as WordPress and Drupal offer educational institutions a lot more than simply a blogging platform. This discussion is part of a larger push to provide colleges and universities with powerful and free web-based tools that allow for easy and accessible authoring on the internet. Read more here.

Educause Learning Initiative Annual Conference

  • Notes Towards an Open (Source) University” presented at the ELI 2007 annual conference focuses on the questions surrounding where innovation has gone in the era of proprietary Course Management Systems (CMS) over the past decade, and what colleges and universities have to gain by exploring the potential of open-source tools. Read more here.

Fall 2006

City University of New York IT Conference

  • Keeping the University Open,” presented at the 2006 CUNY IT Conference, focuses upon specific ways of incorporating open source applications into the toolkit of teaching and learning technologies.

Museums and the New Web (Seminar)

Spring 2006

University of Mary Washington’s Faculty Academy, 2006

  • A Fantastico Expedition: Massive Web Innovation on $6.95 a Month,” this presentation discusses the possibilities that affordable, off-site web hosting offers instructional technologies at a small, liberal arts college like the University of Mary Washington. Read more here.

ACCS of Virginia Conference, 2006

  • Bluehost: A Fantastico Expedition,” this presentation focuses upon the grand experiment at UMW’s Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies which has efficiently introduced open source tools into the campus environment by means of affordable, off-site web hosting. Read more here.