Liberal Arts in the Digital Age

CONWAY, Ark. (September 6, 2012) - Dr. Bryan Alexander, Senior Fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), will visit Hendrix College on Thursday, September 27th to discuss the liberal arts in the digital age.

He will speak at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. in Mills A and Mills 101. His talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tim Lepczyk, Fellow in Digital Humanities and Pedagogy at Hendrix, at lepczyk@hendrix.edu.

Schedule

The New Humanities: 10 - 11 a.m. (Mills A)

The Learning Landscape after the Web: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Mills 101)* 

We Are All Doomed or Things Look Great: Futures for Liberal Education: 3 - 4 p.m. (Mills 101)*

*Teleconference with Rollins College  

 

As Senior Fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), Alexander researches, writes, and speaks about emerging trends in the integration of inquiry, pedagogy, and technology and their potential application to liberal arts contexts. The author of The New Digital Storytelling: Creating Narratives with New Media, he runs the NITLE futures market, a crowd-sourced prediction game, and contributes to Techne, NITLE's blog. 

His current research interests include emerging pedagogical forms enabled by mobile technologies, learning processes and outcomes associated with immersive environments (as in gaming and augmented reality), the rise of digital humanities and the transformation of scholarly communication, digital storytelling, and futurist methodologies. 

Alexander earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan in 1997 and taught English literature, writing, information literacy, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana. He was a 2004 Frye Leadership Institute fellow.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. Hendrix was named the country's #1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts college for the third consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 376 colleges and is listed in the 2012 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of 25 "Best Buy" private colleges included. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.