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Office Hours with Kyra Hunting and Betsy Beymer-Farris

On the latest episode of Office Hours, Professor Kyra Hunting stops by to tell Brian and Sarah all about Media Arts and Studies. Join them in learning about the program, Professor Hunting's media research, and some things about your favorite type of media that you may not have known. And stick around as Betsy Beymer-Farris fills us in on her upcoming work in Tanzania.

Passport to the World: Celebrating Community with Cecilia Amador

The College of Arts and Sciences' Passport to the World program has taken students all over the world. This year it’s stopping by our neighbor to the south: Mexico.
 
One of the ambassadors of the program is English major and A&S Spanish Social Media Coordinator Cecilia Amador. We sat down with Amador to discuss events that the program has been hosting around campus and the broader Lexington community celebrating different facets of Mexican culture and identity. 
 
If you would like more information about the Passport to the World program or to see photos from previous events, please visit mexico.as.uky.edu.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Open Access Week to Explore Altmetrics

This week, UK Libraries will be presenting Open Access Week, with panels to exploring how social media is changing the way we share ideas and collaborate.

The Sound of the Future: Podcasting and Education

Publishing audio and video to support and feature academic content is fairly commonplace in universities and colleges these days, but higher learning institutions haven’t always shared so freely.

UK Faculty Named Fulbright Recipients

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program, which provides funding to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching.

What's Trending? UK's Second Social Media Week

The University of Kentucky's Student Activities Board and Student Government Association are teaming up for the second annual Social Media Week, which will occur April 1-5, on campus.

The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever

Dr. Michael Wesch, a cultural anthropologist and media ecologist at Kansas State University, will be giving a talk entitled "The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever" presented by the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT). Dr. Wesch regularly teaches large classes and was the 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. 
 
He will be talking about creating a sense of "wonder" in the classroom and giving students the gift of "big questions." Professor Wesch's visit strives to inspire UK faculty and foster a dialogue on campus around topics such as teaching large classes and using new media and technologies in the classroom to nurture student curiosity and exploration as they pursue authentic and relevant questions. 
 

New media and technology present us with an overwhelming bounty of tools for connection, creativity, collaboration, and knowledge creation - a true "Age of Whatever" where anything seems possible. But any enthusiasm about these remarkable possibilities is immediately tempered by that other "Age of Whatever" - an age in which people feel increasingly disconnected, disempowered, tuned out, and alienated. Such problems are especially prevalent in education, where the Internet often enters our classrooms as a distraction device rather than a tool for learning.

What is needed more than ever is to inspire our students to wonder, to nurture their appetite for curiosity, exploration, and contemplation. It is our responsibility to help them attain an insatiable appetite and pursue big, authentic, and relevant questions so that they can harness and leverage the bounty of possibility, rediscover the "end" or purpose of wonder, and stave off the historical end of wonder.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
WT Young Auditorium
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Technology on Students' Terms: Jonathan Golding

Technology in the classroom is often discussed in terms of solving issues of scale—the rise of massively open online courses just being the largest of examples. Perhaps though, technology may serve the most good when it's scaled to student needs.

Psychology Professor Jonathan Golding has found this to be the case in the many classes he teaches. As he has increasing experimented with tools like Facebook and blogs, Golding has found that the most gains come in the small interactions between students, where they learn to deal with themselves on their own terms, as real individuals. The result: a more productive learning environment made more intimate—not less—by the latest technology. 
 
In this podcast, Professor Golding discusses how he uses modern social media platforms like Facebook to change the way his students interact with him and each other while also noting some of the tensions that exist when incorporating technology into the classroom.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Golding Describes Benefits of Facebook in Inside Higher Education Op-ed

Jonathan Golding, professor in the Department of Psychology in the UK College of Arts and Sciences, was recently featured in Inside Higher Education describing his integration of Facebook into his courses.

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