New York Institute of Technology announces its sixth interdisciplinary symposium, “Engaging Students in the Global Century” at its Columbus Circle campus on Friday, March 19, 2010.

The conference, as in past years, will draw scholars from around the country and world for panel discussions, featured speakers, and lively conversation. Speakers, such as author Mark Kurlansky, sociologist Saskia Sassen, and historians Marta Gutman and Kenneth T. Jackson, have added to the depth of past conferences.

This year’s theme will address the following timely topics in higher education:

  • Strategies and experiences related to incorporating Web 2.0 technologies, including Wikis, social networking sites, blogs, and virtual reality platforms, into the undergraduate classroom
  • New ideas in instructional design and teaching strategies for online learning
  • Addressing students as global citizens and creating community across global campuses · Problems and solutions connected to collaborative learning
  • Critiques and questions related to new technologies, intergenerational dynamics, or ethical concerns involved with 21st-century teaching and learning.

Registration is free but required in advance.   Please send an email inquiry to Jennifer Griffiths at jgriff02@nyit.edu .