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CLT’s Faculty Summer Conference to Feature Web Innovator Jim Groom

Jim Groom - web innovator, instructional technologist, blogger and self-described "edupunk" - will deliver the keynote address at the Center for Learning and Teaching's 2019 Faculty Summer Conference at Old Dominion University.

The 21st annual event will be held May 21-22 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. This year's theme is "Jumping on the Social Media Bandwagon: Is It Worth It?"

To register, visit the 2019 Faculty Summer Conference site.

Groom will give his address and lead the keynote workshop on Day 1. He formerly directed the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at the University of Mary Washington. He also taught there and took part in a number of inventive projects.

In 2010, Groom reimagined the Computer Science 106 course on digital storytelling at Mary Washington as an open, online community dubbed "ds106" - an experiment in teaching and learning on the social web that won international notice.

In addition, he helped spearhead an initiative at Mary Washington called A Domain of One's Own that, starting in fall 2013, gave incoming freshmen their own domain and web hosting account. This endeavor led to Groom's current role as co-founder of Reclaim Hosting, which provides A Domain of One's Own to more than 80 universities worldwide.

"Jumping on the Social Media Bandwagon" is designed to gather scholars from across the disciplines to focus on the challenges and opportunities, both institutional and academic, associated with social media. Two days of reflection, sharing and learning are built around workshops and panel discussions.

For more information contact CLT at clt@odu.edu or 757-683-3172.

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