Faculty Center for eLearning brings award-winning professor here for talk Friday
Cultural anthropologist Dr. Michael Wesch from Kansas State University will speak at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in Schulze Auditorium, Schulze Hall, on the Minneapolis campus of the University of St. Thomas.
The event is sponsored by the university’s Faculty Center for eLearning.
Dr. Michael Wesch
Kansas State University
His presentation, “Human Futures for Technology and Education,” is free and open to the public; however, those interested in attending are asked to register here.
A scholar of the impacts of new media on human interaction, Wesch has been exploring digital ethnography in his research and teaching. His short video “Web 2.0…The Machine is us/ing Us” became a YouTube sensation and has been viewed more than 3 million times.
His presentation will touch upon his teaching style, which he calls “anti-teaching,” an approach in which the instructor creates a learning environment conducive to asking good questions.
He uses his anti-teaching philosophy in his “World Simulation,” a class activity that provides the primary structure for the Introduction to Cultural Anthropology course at Kansas State University.
Wesch is the recipient of the 2007 John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in the Field of Media Ecology and Wired Magazine’s Rave Award for his work with video.
To read more about Dr. Wesch visit https://www.ksu.edu/sasw/anthro/wesch.htm.