As Assistant Provost in the Office of Undergraduate Education at the University of Kentucky, I am very interested in open educational resources and encouraging their use in a rigorous, academic setting. As a practicing historian, much of my research is directed toward a public audience and many times I will turn my energies away from research to finding new channels of communication for distribution of the new knowledge created, recently in particular the history of Kentucky women. My work as part of the University of Kentucky Second Life virtual world community (aka Bella Yan) has been very interesting, and I would be pleased to talk with any of you about this.
The University of Kentucky's Division of Undergraduate Education (UGE) central administration and staff are responsible for a variety of programs and initiatives, from general education to undergraduate curriculum review. UGE also supports teaching faculty at the University of Kentucky who are involved in a Faculty Research Group focusing on the transition from high school to UK in the context of our new general education program - the UK Core. See more on this at the UK Faculty Toolkit (ukfacultytoolkit.wordpress.com)
Kyle Pace is an Instructional Technology Specialist from Kansas City, Missouri. Kyle has worked with K-12 teachers in his district to provide instructional technology professional development for the last 7 years. Kyle also teaches graduate educational technology courses for local universities and enjoys attending and speaking at educational technology conferences such as ISTE, FETC, NETA, METC, Ohio Free Tech, and Educon. In January 2009, Kyle co-authored a book titled Integrating Technology With Music Instruction. In April 2010, Kyle participated on a panel about Education And The Real-Time Web at the 140 Conference in New York City. In May 2010, Kyle was named as a GameClassroom.com Top Educator. Kyle was also the organizer for the very first EdCampKC unconference in November 2010.
I'm the Founder and co-creator of Sophia and I love to create new things. I have a deep passion for education and technology, and I spend a lot of time thinking about how they could come together more effectively. I earned my bachelor's degree in U.S. History from the University of Wisconsin and my MBA from the University of Minnesota. I'm also the proud father of three daughters who give me a lot of great feedback on how to improve Sophia. I hope you'll send me your thoughts and ideas about Sophia. You can also feel free to share your thoughts on education, technology, American history (my personal passions are presidential and immigration history), music, songwriting, or baseball. I’d love to hear from you. - Don