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Welcome to the Wiki for the 2008 Jacobson Symposium in Teaching with Technology.

Dear Jacobson Symposium Registrants & Presenters:

We're looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks, on March 29, for the annual Jacobson Symposium on Teaching with Technology.

We have a terrific lineup for you, with speakers from St. Cloud State University, Creighton, Bowling Green State University, and Morningside College.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Matt Barton is an assistant professor of English at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. His research covers a broad array of online writing and interactive technologies, but he has focused most of his attention on wikis and videogames. He is a co-editor of a forthcoming edited collection on wikis that is currently in review at the University of Michigan Press, as well a monograph on the history of computer role-playing games to be published by A.K. Peters press. Barton has used wikis to facilitate student as well as teacher education, presenting frequently at 4 C's and the Computers & Writing conference, and has been invited to speak at the upcoming Rhetoric Society of America conference. He is most proud of his Rhetoric and Composition Wikitext, a freely available resource that has been edited and read by thousands of students and teachers all over the world. He is currently working with Fountainhead Press on a teacher's resource modeled on the same concept of user-generated content and Web 2.0 technologies.

The symposium runs from 8am-3pm.

Registration and continental breakfast is in the Student Center from 8-9. We’ll start the papers at 9; have a break, proceed to the Hitchcock building for the workshop; and return to the Student Center for lunch and the keynote address around 12:15. We’re ready to go.

Here are links to directions and parking information:

For directions to our campus, go to the following link: http://www2.creighton.edu/maps/?id=/maps/#268. Note that besides the visitor lot noted in the directions, you may also park in any open student or faculty space on Saturdays. Also, you may park in the top level of either parking garage, and in the large faculty/student lot on Burt Street. Take a look at the map to see where the parking lots are.

If you have not been to the Creighton campus in a while, you might want to take a little extra time for parking.

  • For a map of campus, go to http://www.creighton.edu/PubRel/CampusMap/. This link will provide you a map to assist you in locating the Skutt Student Center (it's building #22 on the map). Rooms 104 and 105 are the venues for the Jacobson Symposium.

Some requests:

If you need any particular or special accommodations, please email me at whippl@creighton.edu or call me at 280-2520 and let me know as soon as possible.

Also—if you prefer a vegetarian entrée for the lunch, please let me know as soon as possible.

We’re excited to see our friends from past symposia and meet many new friends on March 29.

Very best,

Bob Whipple


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