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Gardner Campbell: Digital Citizenship in a Networked World

gardner campbellUO Digital Scholars:  Save the date, and spread the word to your colleagues — this will be a challenging and inspiring presentation.

From Chronicle of Higher Education ProfHacker blog:
Baylor’s Gardner Campbell… is so electrically inspiring in conversation that he should be tattooed with a warning label.”

Prof. Campbell’s talk is scheduled for Friday, November 5, at 4 p.m. in Knight Library’s Browsing Room. See you there! [NB: If you missed it in person, here’s a a link to a Nathan Gilles interview with Campbell:



The notion that we live in an age of “cognitive surplus” has recently sparked much conversation and controversy. Can computer networks give us the potential to improve the human condition through the wise use of increased free time, expanded brain function, and innovations that harness collective intelligence? If so, how can teaching, learning, and research improve our chances of realizing that potential? What can universities do to prepare students for productive and fulfilling lives as digital citizens?

In the 2010 Philip H. Knight Dean of Libraries Lecture, Gardner Campbell, director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at Baylor University and a leading authority of the use of technology in higher education, will address these questions in a talk entitled “Digital Citizenship in a Networked World.” The lecture is scheduled for Friday, November 5, at 4 p.m. in Knight Library’s Browsing Room.

Campbell, who is also an associate professor of literature, media, and learning in the Honors College at Baylor, is well known as an advocate for changing the way we teach in university settings. He has presented at numerous national and international conferences on Renaissance literature, film, and teaching and learning technologies. He maintains a popular blog, Gardner Writes, at http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1/.

Campbell received his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia. He is a Fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute (2005), was chair of the Electronic Campus of Virginia from 2006 to 2008, and has served on program committees for both EDUCAUSE and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). He is currently a member of the Advisory Council for ELI, the Advisory Board for the New Media Consortium / ELI “Horizon Project,” and the board of the directors for the New Media Consortium.


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