This year's Plone Symposium East at Penn State University will feature two keynotes.
Jim Groom is the director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies and adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has been working for over a fifteen years in with a consistent focus on the development of teaching and learning in higher education. In addition to his extensive experience teaching at the college level, for the past seven years he has worked primarily in the field of instructional technology.
Jim's keynote will be:
Education Parkour: Tracking the Open Web for Teaching and Learning
Open source publishing platforms are changing the possibilities for imagining what is possible for teaching and learning on the open web. This talk will examine how a university's ability to leverage the open web for developing an ever greater mechanism to innovate around research, teaching, and learning has never been as simpler. What's more, using the built environment of both the campus community, as well as the best of the web affords is a combination that no Learning Management System can even begin to approximate.
The second keynote features -
Trained as a physicist and geophysicist, Paul has worked over 10 years in the non-profit community promoting rational development and sustainability. He has been involved in a number of high-visibility projects for such organization as, Friends of the Earth International tracking environmental issues and organizing OpenData camps, with participation by the WorldBank and other important initiatives. Paul is currently working for the Clean Clothes Campaign developing intra and extranets for connecting Plone with geo-mapping and SMS networks. Paul currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Plone Foundation.
Better tools for a better world; Leveraging Technology to Enable Successful Non-profit Communities.
Paul's talk will focus on the role of technology in enabling non-profit communities to self-organize and to become more effective and accountable. The title of this talk is: Better tools for a better world; Leveraging Technology to Enable Successful Non-profit Communities.
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