CS Colloquium (BMAC)


grabell Department of English, Center for the Analytics of Learning and Teaching, Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Colloquim Sponsored by ISTeC
Reflections the Difference between Educational Technologies and Learning Technologies

Speaker: Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, Michigan State University

2:00PM ~ 3:00PM, September 11, 2017

Lory Student Center 376-378

Contact: Tim Amidon (

Abstract:Educators, administrators, and policymakers are increasingly turning to technologies to enrich, facilitate, and automate the work that they do. In this talk, I draw a conceptual distinction between learning technologies and education technologies, outlining why issues of access, equity, and learner autonomy matter to the ways schools adopt, use, and support technologies.

Jeff Grabill a Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Writing. His research focuses on how digital writing is associated with citizenship
and learning, and that work has been located in community contexts, in museums, and in classrooms at both the K-12 and university levels.
He is a Senior Fellow with University Outreach & Engagement. At Michigan State, he helped develop and led a new major in Professional
Writing, was a founder of the Writing in Digital Environments (WIDE) Research Center (now Writing, Information, and Digital Experience),
and serves as Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures. Dr. Grabill is also a co-founder of Drawbridge Incorporated,
an educational technology company.

In his role as Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Dr. Grabill is responsible for
guiding the development of technology-enhanced instruction on campus. He works collaboratively with the chief information officer on issues
related to the teaching and learning experience and actively engages with the deans of the Graduate School and undergraduate education on
new models related to curriculum development and delivery.