The Innovation Team at the School for Humanities and Social Sciences in conjunction with the Center for Learning Technologies at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane Morocco (AUI) invite you to participate in a series of hands-on seminars and a lecture on “Technology for Global Learning: an Introduction to Tools and Pedagogies.” Led by Dr. Michael A. Toler, former Chief Program Officer for the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) from 2000 through January 2010, these seminars and lectures will be held at AUI’s main campus in Ifrane Morocco and will include global participants via live Internet streaming from AUI’s Center for Learning Technologies.
A former Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, Dr. Toler taught at AUI upon its founding in the mid-1990’s, prior to joining Binghamton University in the United States, one of the first institutional partners of AUI. A facilitator of intercultural dialogue and collaboration, Dr. Toler is a board member of the American Institute for Maghreb Studies (AIMS). He was the founding editor of NITLE’s Arab Culture and Civilization Online Resource and facilitated the emergence and development of intercampus collaborations for teaching about Islam, North Africa, and the Middle East. He has led or facilitated workshops on topics such as technologies for teaching writing, information overload and teaching digital natives.
His formal education includes a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Translation Studies from Binghamton University (2002), where his dissertation focused on the Francophone novel from North Africa, its dialogue with North African historiography, and the manner in which these novels are rendered in English Translation. His scholarly interests and publications have included contributions in cinema, popular music and new media from the region. In 2008, he organized the annual conference of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies on Cinema and the Maghreb.
Dr. Toler is a translator of North African (especially Moroccan and Algerian) literature from French and Arabic into English. Dr. Toler also serves as a board member for the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies.
Please see the attached flier for seminar details, times, and to pre-register for the limited spaces for -26- ‘live” participants in each seminar module, and/or to participate via the World Wide Web and receive the URL for the live Internet streaming. E-mail: CLT@AUI.MA Thank you for your participation and support.
Patrick K. O’Rourke, M.P.A. School of Humanities and Social Sciences – Communication Faculty @ Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, Member: SHSS Innovation Team P.Orourke@aui.ma
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