Monday — 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
PRESENTATION of the
Tuesday — 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fostering Learning in the Networked World:
Christine L. Borgman
The Task Force on Cyberlearning, which was established jointly by the US National Science Foundation’s Office of Cyberinfrastructure and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources, issued a report late in June 2008 on issues involving the use of networked computing and communications to support and advance teaching and learning, complementing much of the earlier discussion of cyberinfrastructure which has focused on research. Professor Christine L. Borgman, the group’s chair, will discuss the report and some of the issues it raises.
About the Speaker:
Christine L. Borgman is the author of more than 180 publications in the fields of information studies, computer science, and communication. Both of her sole-authored monographs, Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet (MIT Press, 2007) and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in a Networked World (MIT Press, 2000), have won the Best Information Science book of the year award from the American Society for Information Science and Technology. She is a lead investigator for the Center for Embedded Networked Systems (CENS), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center, where she conducts data practices research. She is a fellow of the American Society for the Advancement of Science and a member of the US National Academies’ Board on Research Data and Information.