"Surfing the Tsunami: Technology and Pedagogical Innovation"
Talk by Candace Thille from Stanford University
Candace Thille, Ph.D.-- founding director of the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University, senior research fellow in the office of the vice provost for online learning at Stanford University and assistant professor of education at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education --will speak at Amherst College on Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room of Converse Hall. The event is open to the Five College Community.
Her visit is part of an initiative by the Dean of the Faculty’s Office and the Department of Information Technology at Amherst College to further the exploration of the opportunities and challenges of using technology to advance the teaching mission.
Dr. Thille's research focuses on applying results from the learning sciences to the design, implementation and evaluation of open Web-based learning environments, and on using those environments to engage in research to refine theories of human learning.