Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Knowledge Creation, Professional Development, and Conferences - Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed

Perhaps we should shift our thinking about conference going as opportunities not for development, but for creation. Here is my thinking. When I leave my campus to attend a conference, I am making that trip with the goal of creating something new. Most often, that creation is the development of a project, a proposal, or a plan. Sometimes, that creation has to do with research, design, and prototyping. Professional conference going has evolved away from an event to consume existing information, and towards an opportunity to create new knowledge. Is it time to move away from higher ed professional conferences as opportunities to share best practices, and towards these gatherings as places where new practices are dreamed up? https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/knowledge-creation-professional-development-and-conferences

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