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    Charlie Edwards

    Just wanted to make sure you know about some other events this week and next — Best, Charlie

    1. MobilityShifts: An International Future of Learning Summit – going on all this week at the New School.

    Packed schedule, including presentations by our own Matt Gold (Tuesday 2pm) and Maura Smale (Saturday 1:30pm), and a whole host of (other) luminaries. (Sandra, you probably know, but just in case, the SmartHistory people are doing a workshop on Saturday afternoon…)

    2. Thursday (10/13) at Baruch – Joss Winn, Mike Neary, and Jim Groom!

    Joss Winn and Mike Neary of the University of Lincoln in the UK will present their “Student as Producer” project, which redefines the undergraduate experience by engaging students in collaborative research with University faculty. The project emphasizes “research engaged” teaching and encourages students to understand themselves as active producers of knowledge and meaning. For more information, please visit:

    Educational technology innovator, Jim Groom of the University of Mary Washington, will discuss how higher educationmight be re-imagined through free web tools and open course design. Groom will present some of his many open education projects, including a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in digital storytelling, an open web radio station, and UMW Blogs, an open web publishing platform which inspired many similar blogging projects, including Blogs@Baruch and the CUNY Academic Commons.

    For more information, please visit:

    3. Some may be interested in Mapping Philadelphia’s Memories: Creating and Managing the Collaborative, a presentation by Deborah Boyer at the Brooklyn Museum, October 14, 2011, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. is a searchable photo archive of images of Philadelphia that date from the late 1800s and are from Philadelphia’s City Archives, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Water Department.

    Details are here:

    4. Finally, wanted to pass this on from Robin Michals and the Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (note that the Working Harbor Committee are the guys who did the Hidden Harbors boat tour for us):

    Free Newtown Creek Boat Tour for Educators
    When: Tuesday, October 18th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    Where: The boat departs from the Long Island City East River Ferry terminal [Directions]
    Cost: Free! But you must RSVP to
    The Newtown Creek Alliance and the Working Harbor Committee are sponsoring a two-hour boat tour of Newtown Creek, just for teachers. The purpose of the tour is to inform educators on the most relevant environmental, economic and equity issues on the creek, with an eye toward incorporating this information into your curriculum. Please share this invitation with other educators you know along the Creek! The tour runs rain or shine.

    Low Cost Newtown Creek Boat Boat Tours for the Public
    When: Sunday, October 23rd, 10:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 3:00pm
    Where: TBD
    Cost: $10/person [Tickets]
    There will be two Newtown Creek boat tours on October 23rd. The first is from 10:00am – 12:00pm and the second from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Come aboard for an intense Newtown Creek exploration! Our comfortable charter boat will travel the length of Newtown Creek. The tour will pause at many interesting locations for narration and discussion. Guest narrators will cover historical, environmental, and conservation issues. We will be motoring in a large comfortable vessel with indoor & outdoor seating. All guests receive a free Newtown Creek Souvenir Tour Brochure with historical information and vintage maps. The tour runs rain or shine.

    These tours are made possible by funding from the NYCEF Newtown Creek Fund of the Hudson River Foundation.


    Charlie Edwards

    BTW, if anyone’s interested in heading up to the Winn/Neary/Groom-fest at Baruch tomorrow (i.e. Thursday 10/13), Maura and I will be leaving from the Faculty Commons, I’d guess around 4:15pm-ish.


    Charlie Edwards

    Very excited to let you know about yet another event – this one’s on Tuesday (10/18) 6:30pm at the Grad Center. Shannon Mattern (The New School) and Mark Sample (George Mason University) on “Digital Humanities in the Classroom.” Don’t be put off by the title if you’re not a humanist: the session focuses on the promises and challenges of integrating new technologies into the classroom, and should be very relevant to everyone here. And both speakers are fantastic!

    Even if you can’t make it, the suggested readings they’ve provided are excellent.

    The details are here:

    Again, a few of us should be heading up there from here, maybe we can form a posse.


    Charlie Edwards

    Just a reminder about the event tonight 6:30pm at the Grad Center (Room 6496), “Digital Humanities in the Classroom” with Shannon Mattern and Mark Sample ( Highly recommended, if you can make it. I have to head up there a bit early to get in the snacks, but I think Jody’s going??

    And there’s another opportunity to hear Jim Groom and others, including CUNY’s Mikhail Gershovich and Michael Branson Smith (both great guys), talking about DIY web radio for teaching and learning tomorrow at 6pm at Baruch



    Elizabeth Alsop

    Thanks, Charlie — I am so disappointed I cannot be there! If there is video of the event, could you share the link?


    Jody R. Rosen

    Elizabeth, last night’s event was recorded, and I think that tonight’s will be, too. If I see the links, I’ll pass them along.

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