Today is the first day of the University of Richmond‘s Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology Faculty Academy. And to kick things off, we have invited Dr. Gardner Campbell, Director of Professional Development and Innovative Initiatives at Virginia Tech, to deliver the keynote address, “Finding the Elusive Fourth ‘R’.”
The event will take place today (May 7, 2012) at 1:00pm in the Weinstein International Center Commons.
Reading, writing, and (a)rithmetic have long constituted the folk wisdom of the literacies we should help our students achieve. There is now a growing consensus that a fourth ‘r’ has emerged, though there is as yet no consensus as to what it should be. His presentation will explore three leading candidates for the fourth ‘r’ and offer some thoughts toward a synthesis he calls the “digital imagination.”
All University faculty are invited to attend and I’m sure it will be as engaging as it will be informative.