Talk, talk, talk. . . and listen

I met Joan Gillman at a recent IABC meeting here in Madison; in addition to her responsibilities at the UW-Madison School of Business (or perhaps as part of them), Joan cohosts, with Jody Glynn Patrick, the radio program of On-Air with In-Business Magazine. I’m set to talk about communications tech stuff on their show January 3.

UW-Madison graduate students participating in an interdisciplinary training program here at WCER attend a series of lunch time talks during the semester. On January 18 I’ll talk with them about using new media to communicate their research results as part of the Graduate Training Brownbag Series.

The Wisconsin Educational Media Association (WEMA) is a professional association of school library media and instructional technology professionals. They’re holding their annual conference in March; the theme is “Cultivating Success: Growing Information Literacy and Technology in Wisconsin.” I look forward to sharing with them about new media, and expect to come back having learned quite a bit.

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) holds its annual meeting this year in Chicago. Its Research Use special interest group works to understand and document how research is used to improve education policy and practice, and to foster improvement of dissemination and use of research findings. Along with Ron Dietel and Janet Angelis I’ll participate in a panel titled “What Works in Communicating Your Research to the World.”


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