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Expert on technology and learning to speak at Carroll University

September 13, 2012

WAUKESHA, WIS.— Dr. Cathy Davidson, an internationally recognized expert on how technology can enhance learning, will speak at Carroll University at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in the Stackner Ballroom of the Campus Center, 101 N. East Ave.

Her lecture, “Now You See It: Why The Future of Learning Demands a Paradigm Shift,” is free and open to the public.

 A professor at Duke University, Davidson is the author of more than a dozen books, including “Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work and Learn,” published in 2011. At Duke, she co-directs the Ph.D. Lab in Digital Knowledge, was Duke’s first vice provost for interdisciplinary studies and helped create the university’s Program in Information Science + Information Studies and the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. She is a cofounder of the global learning network HASTAC, which administers the annual $2 million HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competitions, and she was recently appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities.

Davidson has given more than 60 lectures and book events in the U.S., Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Thailand. A frequent speaker and consultant on institutional change at universities, corporations and non-profits around the world, she writes for “Harvard Business Review,” “Wall Street Journal,” “Fast Company,” “The Chronicle of Higher Education,” “The Washington Post,” “Times Higher Ed” and many other publications in the U.S. and abroad.

She will also lead a workshop for Carroll faculty called “New Modes of Teaching, Learning and Institutional Transformation.”

For more information, contact Dr. Terri Johnson, director of the Center for Educational Technology and Innovation at Carroll, 262.951.3026 or


Contact: Jess Owens 262-951-3104

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