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UMD Presents Bryan Alexander
Bryan Alexander as this year's Overman Lecture speaker, April 10 in Weber Music Hall. The event is free.
Alexander’s presentation, “Learning and Technology in the 2020’s, Trends and Forces of Change,” is the topic of this year’s Ben and Jeanne Overman Distinguished Speaker Series.
Bryan Alexander is a futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of how technology transforms education.
He completed his English language and literature PhD at the University of Michigan in 1997 and then taught at Centenary College of Louisiana, where he also pioneered multi-campus interdisciplinary classes.
From 2002 to 2014, Alexander worked with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), a non-profit working to help small colleges and universities best integrate digital technologies.
Alexander’s written for Atlantic Monthly, Inside Higher Ed. He’s appeared on MSNBC, US News and World Report, National Public Radio, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, Pew Research, Campus Technology, and the Connected Learning Alliance.
He is currently writing Transforming the University in the Twenty-First Century: The Next Generation of Higher Education for Johns Hopkins University Press. His two most recent books are Gearing Up For Learning Beyond K-12 and The New Digital Storytelling (second edition).
About the Series
The Ben and Jeanne Overman Distinguished Speaker Series provides opportunities for students and the community to learn from experts in their field.
It’s a biennial event that’s free and open to the public.
The fund for the series was established in 2000.