HigherEdCamp addresses meaningful learning, innovation at colleges and universities

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

On Saturday, Nov. 2, Arcadia University hosts “HigherEdCamp Philly,” a free event that will address how to design meaningful learning in higher education. Aimed at professors, administrators, college students, parents, and anyone interested in higher education, the “un-conference” runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Brubaker Hall at Arcadia (450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa.).

Attendees of the un-conference—called such because it is participant driven, with no scheduled speakers or pre-determined agenda—will discuss how to advance innovation in higher education through an understanding of emerging practices and technologies, adoption of open standards, and participation in evolving communication channels. In the morning, participants will propose session topics while others select and attend topics that most interest them throughout the day.

“HigherEdCamp Philly is great because anyone—students, faculty, administrators, parents—can have a platform to move higher education forward,” said Dr. Leif Gustavson, interim dean for the School of Education at Arcadia. “Attendees will meet like-minded people who are doing interesting work at colleges and universities and leave excited about what they could do next in their own classroom, their university, or in their own educational career.”

Those wishing to attend must reserve a space at https://higheredphilly2013.eventbrite.com/. More information is available at higheredphilly.com.

About Arcadia University

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2012 Open Doors report names Arcadia University #1 in the nation in undergraduate students studying abroad, while U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia among the top regional universities in the north and lauds Arcadia’s study abroad programs. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Visit www.arcadia.edu.