Education in the Age of the Internet
Presented by The Evergreen State College Traveling Seminar Series
Saturday, February 18 at 1pm
Lynda.com, Carpinteria, CA (Near Santa Barbara)
A group discussion co-facilitated by the host of the event, Lynda Weinman '76, cofounder and executive chair of lynda.com, animator Craig Bartlett '81, Evergreen faculty member Naima Lowe, and art educator and visual artist Lynn Robb '76.
Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Programs and the Evergreen Alumni Association
The Internet has changed the world in profound ways. In this seminar, we will explore how it is affecting education: what works, what doesn't, what is known and what is conjecture about Internet and distance learning as an increasing part of American pedagogy. We hope to probe the possibilities and begin to imagine a more expansive picture of what education can be.
Collectively, our panelists' experience spans the continuum from preschool through higher education, including extended and technical education.
Some topics we plan to discuss
- The psychology of learning
- Creating a safe and open learning environment for learners
- The effect of Internet and distance learning on our collective sense of community
- Aspects of a growing reliance on internet learning, including its impact on young learners' social skills
Saturday, February 18, 2012
- 12:00pm Tour of lynda.com (optional)
- 1:00 pm Arrival and registration
- 1:30 pm Lunch served
- 2:00 pm Welcome
- 2:15 pm Panel discussion
- 3:00 pm Open discussion
- 5:00 pm Dinner (optional)
- lynda.com headquarters, 6410 Via Real, Carpinteria, California 93013
- Hosted by lynda.com
- Lunch will be served to all participants
- $20 per person
Lynda Weinman ‘76, Cofounder and Executive Chair of lynda.com
Lynda Weinman, cofounder and executive chair of lynda.com, is a self-taught computer expert, author, educator and entrepreneur. A Web graphics and design veteran and author of dozens of best-selling books, Lynda wrote the first industry book on Web design, “Designing Web Graphics,” in 1995. Before launching lynda.com, she was a faculty member at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked as an animator and motion graphics director in the film special effects industry. She has also been a consultant for Adobe, Macromedia and Microsoft, and has conducted workshops at these organizations and at Disney.
With her husband and co-founder Bruce Heavin, Lynda evolved lynda.com from its original concept as a free Web resource for her students to a highly successful online training library.
Craig Bartlett ‘81, Animator
After graduating from The Evergreen State College in 1981, Craig Bartlett went to work as an animator at the award-winning Will Vinton Studios in Portland, Oregon. In 1987, he moved to Los Angeles to direct the Penny cartoons for “Pee-wee's Playhouse” on CBS. He later created the television and book series “Hey Arnold!” for Nickelodeon. The series, broadcast in 80 countries, was in production from 1995 to 2001 and culminated in “Hey Arnold!: The Movie,” in June 2002. Craig created his second television and book series, “Dinosaur Train,” for PBS in 2008. This series is produced by the Jim Henson Company. Craig is currently drawing, painting and writing in Glendale, California.
Naima Lowe, Faculty Member
An Evergreen faculty member since 2010, Naima Lowe is an artist and educator. Her films, videos, performances and writings have been presented at various venues, including the Athens International Film and Video Festival, The Knitting Factory and The Stella Elkins Tyler Galleries. Her first film, "Birthmarks," was a Student Academy Awards finalist, won Best Experimental Film at the Newark Black Film Festival and was honored for Best Sound Design in the NextFrame International Student Film and Video Festival. Her collaborative performance and installation “Mary and Sarah and You and Me” made its New York debut at the historic Judson Memorial Church. She previously taught video production and film history at Temple University and was on the faculty of Goddard College. At Evergreen, she currently teaches MediaWorks.
Lynn Robb ‘76, Co-Director of Arts at Work
Lynn Robb is a visual artist, graphic designer and art educator. After graduating from Evergreen, she studied fine arts at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. She co-directs Arts at Work, a professional development program to integrate the arts into classroom learning. Lynn is also a visual art consultant for P.S. Arts, an arts education nonprofit, and an author and designer of art education materials for the Santa Monica Museum of Art and The Broad Stage. She recently served as the site director and visual art master teacher for a Department of Education SmART Schools art integration program at four elementary schools in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Alongside her art education work, Lynn operates a design studio providing graphic design and art direction services to the music and entertainment industries. She currently serves as chair for the City of Santa Monica Architectural Review Board.
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