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Information 2.0: Knowledge in the Digital Age

Library Media Resources Center, LaGuardia Community College

Friday, October 16, 2009 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

Information 2.0: Knowledge in the Digital Age

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Presentation Title and Description
Guerrilla Pedagogy: A Hit-and-Run Guide to Mobile, Open-Source, Aggregated Course Design; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Internets
This presentation will consider the practical and theoretical implications of using the ethos of the open-source software movement as a guiding force for classroom pedagogy. Embracing the principles of open-source in the digital classroom involves distinct notions of openness, transparency, sharing, and student-centeredness that are, in many ways, anathema not just to corporate content management systems such as Blackboard, but also to deeply ingrained ideas concerning the role of higher educational institutions in public life. Responding critically and creatively to the possibilities opened up by new communications technologies can and should entail a reexamination of the assumptions regarding the ways in which students and teachers relate to course materials and to each other.

Presenter Biography
The first speaker in the Information 2.0 series is Dr. Matthew K. Gold an Assistant Professor of English at New York City College of Technology and a faculty member in the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. His teaching and research interests center on the digital humanities, multimodal writing, open-source pedagogy, and new-media studies. Matt is Project Director of Looking for Whitman: The Poetry of Place in the Life and Work of Walt Whitman, an experiment in online multi-campus pedagogy funded by two Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants from the NEH Office of Digital Humanities. He is also Project Director of the CUNY Academic Commons, a new academic social network dedicated to building community across the 23 campuses in the City University of New York system. For more information on Dr. Gold's research and teaching, visit:

Series Description
The rise of the Internet and Web 2.0 technologies presents unprecedented opportunities for users
both to create knowledge and consume user-generated content. The challenge for the academy is how best to teach students to critically evaluate and filter this reservoir of digital information. To survive and thrive in the 21st century, students need to be able to harness this information in order to incorporate it into their knowledge base.

This speaker series will address the concerns many faculty and administrators have about how to prepare students to participate meaningfully and effectively in this information-rich society. The speakers will also discuss best practices for enhancing teaching, learning, and assessment in the world of Information 2.0.

Have questions about Information 2.0: Knowledge in the Digital Age? Contact Library Media Resources Center, LaGuardia Community College

When & Where

LaGuardia Community College, E Building
Room E500
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Friday, October 16, 2009 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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