Mapping Learning - Education 2.0

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is pleased to welcome Cathy Davidson as part of its Mapping Learning series. 

Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00PM

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center

Davidson is co-founder of Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC – “haystack”), a virtual network of more than 8,000 innovators worldwide inspired by the possibilities of new technologies for shaping how we learn, teach, communicate, create and organize our local and global communities. She is also the author of Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work and Learn. Dr. Davidson teaches at Duke University, where she holds the positions of John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Ruth F. Devarney Professor of English. 

“We are pleased that diverse Mapping Learning events have provided opportunities for our community to come together to reflect critically about a RISD education,” notes interim Dean of Liberal Arts Daniel Cavicchi, who organized the series with Dean of Foundation Studies Joanne Stryker. “We are very excited that Cathy Davidson is coming to campus, especially since she will have just led an extraordinary 14,000-person MOOC experiment called The History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education. Her provocative thinking – rooted in her pioneering work on the history of reading – continues to cultivate shared inquiry and debate among all of us who care about education.”

E-mail Dan Cavicchi,, for more information.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:00pm

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum
Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

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