Convocation Lecture to Analyze the Future of Higher Ed
April 03, 2009
“Academia 2.0,” a detailed look at the future of technology in education, will headline next Tuesday’s Convocation presentation on April 7 at 11:30 a.m. in the Auditorium Theatre. This presentation by Dale Pike, the associate dean for instructional and information technology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, will conclude the regularly scheduled Convocations lectures at Southern Utah University this year.
From his unique position as coordinator of a service unit that straddles both traditional IT support and instructional media development at a major research university, Pike is regarded as having developed a keen sense of what is on the horizon for academia.
Pike created his first web page in 1993, his first blog in 1996, and he was among the early adopters of podcasting for academic purposes. His experience provides a perspective on where colleges and universities are headed, while his love of learning and belief in the importance of a traditional liberal education provide a strong motivation for not losing sight of the gains achieved in traditional higher ed. settings.