Conference Schedule - http://eld.montclair.edu/eld14_schedule/
The mission of the Emerging Learning Design Conference is to provide a space to showcase innovation as well as to engage in a vibrant and dynamic discourse regarding pedagogy and how technology can better enhance or transform it.
In a culture of constant change, openness to sharing, and the world at their fingertips, our students are learning differently and they are less likely to be responsive to past practices of passive learning. With growing access to the digital world, our students’ learning is no longer confined to the classroom. Rapid and continuous evolution of technology has created a new learner who must be able to adapt, innovate, and think creatively – a skill set that is becoming increasingly more important to career success as it is highly sought after by employers. These learners differ from previous cohorts – demographically, technologically, experientially, and they are seeking learning that is customized, connected, amplified, authentic, relevant, and resilient.
How can educators prepare students to compete in an ever-changing innovation-driven environment shaped by new and future technologies? In what ways do learners’ increased technological agency promote, frustrate or change our pedagogy? Are educators prepared to be part of that learning space and be the guides and partners to this new way of learning and teaching?