John Martin and David Gagnon from the Department of Information Technology at UW-Madison discussexamples and stories of new media technology, apps, and mobile devices, and how they are being applied to educational design and educational research.
Donald Fraynd, Chicago Office of School Improvement, UW-Madison School of Education Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award winner.
Donald Fraynd talks about the approach and model being used by Chicago Public School's Office of School Improvement to turn around struggling schools.
Tom Zinnen, UW Cooperative Extension
Tom Zinnen reports back from a 21 month sojourn at the National Science Foundation and his work as a speechwriter.
Ben Weston, Healthy Classrooms Foundation
Ben Weston explains the process he went through to create the Healthy Classrooms Foundation, an organization he founded to encourage physical
fitness, nutrition,developmental health, and environmental responsibility in the K-12 classroom.
Mike Knetter,incoming President and CEO, University of Wisconsin
Mike Knetter discusses the circumstances that are facing public universities today and the need for entrepreneurial thinking in financing higher education.
Allen Sack, Professor, Sports Management, University of New Haven, Author.
Allen Sack joins "Conversations from Penn State" host Patty Satalia to discuss his contention that amateurism in college sports is a myth. Sack talks about what has gone wrong with intercollegiate athletics and what can be done about it.
Margaret Wheatley Ed.D.
Margaret Wheatley lectures about the use of collaboration to solve work related challenges. She speaks about collaboration and partnering as approaches to problem solving.
Erica Halverson, Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, UW-Madison
Digital media, such as video games, social networking, and virtual performance spaces, is transforming how we teach and learn. Learn how evolving digital media environments will result in powerfully different learning environments.
Eugene Trani President Emeritus, Virginina Commonwealth University
Eugene Trani explains how land-grant institutions have eroded progessively in the second half of the 20th century. He looks at a land-grant university's mission for the challenges to come and how UW Madison is modernizing its mission to face the economic challenges of the future.
Steve Ackerman Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison
Professor Steve Ackerman discusses his personal strategies for effective communication in relation to being the weather man on the radio.