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Emergence: What I Know Now In Art, Technology, and Education: Ann DeMarle

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As a teenager Ann hated her typing class. Little did she know that her prophetic pursuit of her MFA in painting and computer graphics would prepare her for a life of typing and swiping (and much more). Ann will look at the dual nature of computing, the challenges it poses to education, and what’s she learned creating ground breaking degree programs that merge art and technology. She’ll take a deep dive into her current thinking on how we can take on the future creating both gritty individuals and innovative communities through “Connected Learning”, a collaborative model between education and organizations utilizing technology, creating, and relationships.

Professor Ann DeMarle’s expertise is in learning, serious games, and emergent media. Defining herself as an “academic entrepreneur”, she founded Champlain' College’s nationally ranked Game degrees, their predecessor in Multi-media and Design, its Emergent Media graduate program, and its MakerLab (now housed at Generator). From 2002-2011 she was the founding director of the Governor's Institute of Vermont in Information Technology for outstanding high school students. Upon receiving the Champlain College Perry Chair in 2006, she created the award-winning Emergent Media Center, a studio dedicated to partnerships for student technology innovation. Her partnerships include: Ford, ILMS, NEH, RWJ, and the UN. A project dear to her is the UN sponsored BREAKAWAY a game and curriculum addressing violence against women/girls. An international speaker and volunteer, she has served as a governor for the IEEE Computer Society, a trustee for Images and Voices of Hope, a trustee for the Stern Center for Learning and Language, on the Vermont Arts Council, and on the advisory board for the Vermont Creative Network. In 2014 she received the college’s inaugural Audeamus Award. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator and twice was awarded an IBM Faculty Fellow.

Produced with facilities provided by Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM).

Episode Number: 
006
Original Airdate: 
Monday, April 15, 2019