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Lecture - 'The Last Great Human Invention'

Wednesday, January 31, 2018,

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  • Location: Furman Hall, Room 114
  • Room: 114

What technology will change human society as much in the next twenty-five years as computers and the internet have over the last twenty-five years? In his presentation, Dr. Van Schaack will provide his answer to this question (as well as a few other contenders) and describe both the intended, desirable, immediate consequences of this technology as well as the unintended, undesirable, and delayed consequences.

Dr. Andy Van Schaack is a Professor at Vanderbilt University with appointments in the Peabody College of Education and the School of Engineering. He teaches courses in social science research methods, organizational psychology, judgment and decision-making, and technology forecasting. His research focuses on technologies that make teaching and learning more effective, efficient, and accessible. Dr. Van Schaack holds a bachelor’s degree in instructional psychology and doctorate in instructional technology from Utah State University. He was recently appointed Associate Dean for Online Programs at Peabody College and he was the 2017 recipient of the Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (Vanderbilt University's Teacher of the Year award).