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Thursday, December 2 • 3:45pm - 4:05pm
Post-Pandemic Professional Development: Opportunity and Affordance, with a Bit of Apprehension [General Session 4]

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Professional development in an age of technological change amidst a global pandemic is daunting. Nevertheless, technologists must prepare ourselves for moving targets of demands and expectations. Academic curricular recommendations responded by shifting from specification of knowledge areas to competencies. To allow these recommendations to be applicable over time, these competencies are appropriately not tied to specific software or hardware technologies. We can also leverage this approach for professional development. One technique is through use of non-academic information sources, known as grey literature.

We discuss determining the veracity, and perhaps longevity, of academic and grey literature, and approaches to professional development.

  • Recognize the difference between academic literature and grey literature
  • Understand levels of trustworthiness of information
  • Develop criteria for the  professional development source they use.

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Takiya Moore

Director of Instructional Technology, California State University Northridge
Creating educational opportunities for students who would not otherwise be able to attend university is at the core of Takiya’s mission for her work in the California State University system. Presently, she is the Director of Instructional Technology at California State University... Read More →
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Robert Smith

Director, Classroom Innovation, Stanford University
I'm an product design engineer who's found a home in the academy. User-centered design is my stock in trade, and I serve a broad learning community, creating spaces and processes that support their academic goals. Talk to me about classrooms, furniture and technology!


Brent Auernheimer

Professor, California State University, Fresno

Thursday December 2, 2021 3:45pm - 4:05pm PST
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