Michael Simonson is a professor at Nova Southeastern University in the Instructional Technology and Distance Education program. He has an affiliated appointment with NSU’s Patel College of Health Care Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Instructional Systems. He works with schools, organizations, and corporations to assist them to integrate instructional technology and distance education into teaching and training, and on the development of virtual schools. He was named Professor of the Year for the Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University for 2012-13. In 2016 he has named to the Hall of Fame of the U.S. Distance Learning Association. Simonson has authored four major textbooks dealing with distance education, instructional technology, instructional computing, and instructional media. His two most recent books received first place book awards from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Mike has over 200 scholarly publications, and in excess of 250 professional presentations dealing with distance education and instructional technology. He is founding editor of the Quarterly Review of Distance Education, Distance Learning Journal, and Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Papers presented at the Annual Conventions of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. He was an external evaluator South Dakota’s Connecting the Schools and Digital Dakota Network projects, and for the Washington Center.
The Theme of The Speech: Going Deeply Digital – An Innovation, or a Threat
A new trend is taking hold in higher education, at least in the U.S. The trend is called GOING DEEPY DIGITAL. This presentation will explain the phrase going deeply digital, and discuss an implementation of going deeply digital to create the digital curriculum. Next, the challenges of the deeply digital curriculum will be explained including the threat of educational colonialism. The presentation will conclude with a few words about the promise of going deeply digital.