Past Features

March 23, 2009 (Vol. 9, No. 5)

Gen Ed Conference at Lehman Spotlights Technology

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Lehman will host the fifth annual CUNY General Education Conference, entitled "Gen Ed: Teaching Millennial Learners," on Friday, May 8.

The conference will feature a series of panel presentations by faculty, staff, and students on subjects such as "Using Online Learning and ePortfolios," Community and Senior College Student Experiences," and "Learning Beyond the Classroom—Study Abroad and In-Service Learning."

Poster presentations depicting the variety of Gen Ed projects underway throughout CUNY will be on display during the conference. Each CUNY college is invited to present up to three table-top posters, with brochures and illustrative materials, in any of the following categories: Gen Ed Curriculum and Student Advising, Student Support, and Faculty Development.

Delivering the keynote address—"Educating Today's 'Digital Native' Learners"—will be Marc Prensky, an internationally acclaimed speaker, writer, consultant, and designer in the areas of education and learning. The author of Digital Game-Based Learning (McGraw-Hill, 2001) and Don't Bother Me Mom—I'm Learning (Paragon House, 2005), he also is the founder and CEO of Games2train, whose clients include IBM, Nokia, Pfizer, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Los Angeles and Florida Virtual Schools. The firm has created over fifty software games for learning.