Technology Education in an Urban Metropolitan University
Relevant, Open & Engaging: A Vision for Technology Education at an Urban Metropolitan University Joe McCarthy 22 February 2009
Science & Technology: Empowering & Delightful "To facilitate informed public participation in technological decision making, to decrease the alienation too many citizens feel from our technological society, and for the sheer joy that comes from knowing a thing well, we need better science education, a superior communication of its powers and delights.” - Carl Sagan
Glocalization in Education “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” - Albert Einstein Think globally; learn, work & contribute locally.
Predisposition toward Relevance A navigation device for helping pilots steer ocean-going ships through Puget Sound's waterways safely into port under difficult Northwest weather conditions. Larry Wear & Charles Bryan Human-computer interaction design innovations for making blind people’s lives easier. Kristen Shinohara & Josh Tenenberg Student leaders of UWT’s Grey Hat Group assembled a panel of experts and raised $10K to put on a 2-day computer security conference that educated people about ways to protect themselves from identity theft. Mary Jane Kelly & Amalia Annest
Mobile Apps in the U.S. for Health & Civic Engagement http://www.text4baby.org/ http://www.citysourced.com/
The Glocalization of the Internet http://foursquare.com/venue/48620
Location-Based Games for Good http://mashable.com/2010/01/18/location-based-social-good/ http://www.causeworld.com
A Vision for Technology Education at an Urban Metropolitan University <ul><li>Relevance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A leader in the innovative use of technology for urban & regional problems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Openness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A model of openness and transparency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous exploration of new ways to engage our urban metropolitan community </li></ul></ul>
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