The Illinois eDream Institute is dedicated to promoting arts that are conceived, created, and conveyed through digital technologies
Imagining Innovations for Education Futures

eDream Director Donna Cox is participating in one of this year's SIGGRAPH panels on Grand Challenges in Education (July 25-29, Los Angeles), organized by Leonardo head Roger Malina.  The panels are taking up the conversation started in HASTAC founders and leaders David Theo Goldberg and Cathy Davidson's Macarthur Foundation-funded report The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age (MIT Press, 2009).  The report calls out higher education for its conversative institutional organization and practices in a time of promising, fast-paced change throughout culture. 

20XX.EDU: Grand Challenges in Education (Part 1)

 

Wednesday, 28 July | 9:00 AM10:30 AM | Theater 411

This panel, organized by the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee and Leonardo/ISAST, brings together a diverse group of outstanding researchers and artists, academy and industry professionals, educators, and government officials to discuss the future of education in its broadest sense, encompassing both formal and informal learning.
New digital technologies for human expression and communication have given birth to a 24/7-connected worldwide community that offers individuals and institutions a myriad of new models for shared, interactive learning. Information from a variety of digital devices that we now carry with us at all times is reshaping the way we perceive the world and interact with it. Online collaboration and social networking now play a major role in how we acquire and spread knowledge.
How can educational institutions take advantage of the increasing popularity and dissemination of these technologies? How can individuals and institutions benefit from the massive increase of participatory and collaborative learning in our society? What are the major challenges in education today, in the sciences and the humanities? What are the new educational trends and paradigms for the coming decades? What kind of new learning contexts can be created outside of traditional institutions?
The recent MacArthur report on The Future of Learning Institutions in the Digital Age provides one set of responses to these questions. This panel continues the conversation.

 

Marc Barr
Middle Tennessee State University

Roger Malina
Leonardo/ISAST

David T. Goldberg
HASTAC, University of California

Rebecca Allen
NOKIA Hollywood

Pamela Jennings
National Science Foundation

Sarah Cunningham
National Endowment for the Arts

Glenn Entis
VanEdge Capital

 

 20XX.EDU: Grand Challenges in Education (Part 2)

Wednesday, 28 July | 10:45 AM12:15 PM | Theater 411

This panel, organized by the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee and Leonardo/ISAST, is a continuation of the conversation that begins in Part 1 among a diverse group of outstanding researchers and artists, academy and industry professionals, educators, and government officials to discuss the future of education in its broadest sense, encompassing both formal and informal learning.

 

Marc Barr
Middle Tennessee State University

Donna Cox
NSCA

James Foley
Georgia Institute of Technology

Andy van Dam
Brown University

Victoria Vesna
University of California, Los Angeles

Roger Malina
Leonardo/ISAST

 


Download the report.