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By Lynda Weinman | Monday, March 28, 2011

Free Live with Lynda webinar starts Wednesday: Authentic Learning with Michael Wesch

In a collaborative partnership, lynda.com and New Media Consortium (NMC) are initiating a series of monthly webinars called Live with Lynda targeted at higher education to inspire thought leadership, support best practices in education, and to share strategies for online learning. Every other month I will interview a thought leader who inspires us all in education. On alternate months, Laurie Burruss, Senior Director of Education at lynda.com, will feature best practices and strategies for online learning in higher education presented by either educators in the nmc.org community or by lynda.com authors.

Michael Wesch

Michael Wesch, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Kansas State University, joins Lynda on Wednesday for a webinar interview.

On March 30 from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., I am excited to interview one of my heros in education, Michael Wesch, Associate Professor in Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. Dubbed “the explainer” by Wired magazine, Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist exploring the impact of new media on society and culture. His videos on technology, education, and information have been viewed by millions, translated in over ten languages, and are frequently featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide.

The topic of the interview is Authentic Learning, and here is the short description:

Join the interview and discussion related to how teaching practices are shifting from the sage on stage to group problem solving and student collaboration. Lynda interviews Michael Wesch about his personal journey as a teacher, the challenges he faced as he changed his approach, the successes and barriers to making the change, and watch as he and a few of his students showcase some of their current projects.

Learn more about Michael and his work at Kansas State University on its site. See his student collaborative work on his YouTube channel.

Live with Lynda webinar: Authentic Learning with Michael Wesch Wednesday, March 30, 2011 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT

Our sincere apologies for the incorrect webinar link posted earlier. For those of you who were not able to join us, the archive is now available at http://nmc.adobeconnect.com/p21022812/

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