@ Purdue

by | Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sending this note from Purdue University where I am visiting the School of Engineering Education. Had a great dinner last night with Karl Smith (whom I am catching up with after a couple of years) and Johannes Strobel. Karl picked me up this morning and drove me over to the Engineering Education department. I have already had a couple of fun meetings/conversations with, with Matt Ohland and Sean Brophy. We discussed everything from engineering education to TPACK, from using Facebook for pedagogy to the manner in which technologies need to re-purposed (and re-created) if they are to become worthwhile pedagogical tools. All cool stuff…

I have a few minutes now to work on my presentation, coming up later this afternoon. The pressure mounts …

Topics related to this post: Creativity | Design | Engineering | Personal | Teaching | Technology | TPACK

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