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SLIM Presentation

  1. 1. Robert Gibson, Ed.D. Emporia State University http://rob-gibson.net http://twitter.com/rgibson1 What I will bring to Library and Information Science and to SLIM, ESU
  2. 2. Pecha Kucha (‘pa-chach-ka’) <ul><li>“ A presentation format [developed in Japan] in which content can be easily, efficiently, and informally shown, usually at a public event designed for that purpose. Under the format, a presenter shows 20 images for 20 seconds apiece, for a total time of 6 minutes, 40 seconds.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Wikipedia </li></ul></ul>What I will bring to Library and Information Science and to SLIM, ESU
  3. 3. Background: A bit about Myself <ul><li>21 years higher education experience </li></ul><ul><li>Six degrees ranging from business administration and graphic design to instructional technology </li></ul><ul><li>Experience at five colleges and universities ranging from small, private liberal arts to regional state universities and Tier I research </li></ul><ul><li>Worked closely with the professoriate for many years and understand the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Educated in both traditional and adult environments </li></ul><ul><li>Technologically adept </li></ul>What I will bring to Library and Information Science and to SLIM, ESU
  4. 4. Educational Philosophy What I will bring to Library and Information Science and to SLIM, ESU “ I am committed to student learning and believe that educators are important role models. I also believe that to engage students, I must actively seek to connect my curriculum to tangible and real-world events and experiences. To maintain an atmosphere where students feel comfortable and confident, I will use constructive guidance and positive reinforcement. I feel it is also necessary to establish and clearly define reasonable limits with logical consequences. Students will be encouraged to take ownership in shaping our learning dynamics through openly sharing their work, ideas and personalities that will enrich their peers and foster their intellectual development.”
  5. 5. <ul><li>Concerned about the current pedagogical paradigm and believe it needs to adapt in order to survive </li></ul><ul><li>Optimistic regarding the future of online and advanced learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>Researching how higher education will transform itself </li></ul><ul><li>Believe that technology will radically alter how we impart knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Passionate that students must become independent, active learners and seek knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Prescribe to constructivist and experiential learning theories (Piaget, Kolb, et. al.) </li></ul>Bulleted Philosophy What I will bring to Library and Information Science and to SLIM, ESU
  6. 6. Academic Experience <ul><li>Taught primarily as an adjunct faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Face-to-face and online teaching experience </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent student evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Successful grant writing </li></ul><ul><li>Successful publications </li></ul><ul><li>Presented locally, regionally, and nationally </li></ul>What I will bring to Library and Information Science and to SLIM, ESU
  7. 7. Research Interests <ul><li>Social networking in learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Constructivism and experiential learning </li></ul><ul><li>Immersive learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Online assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Effective course design and development </li></ul><ul><li>Visual literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Trend analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional design </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment and evaluation </li></ul>What I will bring to Library and Information Science and to SLIM, ESU
  8. 8. Academic Experience <ul><li>Taught courses primarily as adjunct faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Face-to-face and online teaching experience </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent student evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Successful grant writing </li></ul><ul><li>Successful publications </li></ul><ul><li>Presented locally, regionally, and nationally </li></ul>What I will bring to Library and Information Science and to SLIM, ESU
  9. 9. I Would Bring to SLIM… <ul><li>… desire to contribute to a successful program </li></ul><ul><li>… interest in seeing students succeed </li></ul><ul><li>… interest in advancing my personal scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>… interest in exploring emerging teaching and learning paradigms </li></ul><ul><li>… interest in adapting to new technologies </li></ul><ul><li>… interest in exploring how libraries and other information portals are being shaped by technology </li></ul><ul><li>… interest in representing SLIM and ESU in regional and national presentations and publication </li></ul>What I will bring to Library and Information Science and to SLIM, ESU

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