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TechLearn Faculty Conference 2017


Innovate. Collaborate. Educate. 

West LA Campus
October 19, 2017



On October 19 faculty from all five schools will join together at the West LA campus to collaborate with their peers at this half-day conference. It's an exciting opportunity to connect with colleagues, listen to faculty experiences, learn about new tools, and walk away with ideas or approaches to consider for your teaching. The event is free for University faculty and staff and includes lunch and a chance to win fun prizes.

Through innovation and collaboration, we can make Pepperdine stronger together. Please join us!


Kyle Bowen

We are pleased to announce our opening keynote speaker -- Kyle Bowen, Director of Education Technology Services at Penn State University. In his role, Kyle leads university efforts for effective uses of technology for teaching and learning. He oversees a portfolio of services including instructional design, faculty research support, learning spaces, digital media development, and the exploration of emerging technologies. Formerly the Director of Informatics at Purdue University, he shaped and led the university's strategy to advance student success through new and innovative technologies.


Chris Heard headshot

Our closing keynote speaker will be Dr. Christopher Heard, Associate Professor of Religion and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Seaver College. Chris Heard joined the Seaver College Religion Division faculty in 2003 and was named Director of Seaver's Center for Teaching Excellence in 2017. As a biblical scholar, Chris focuses on the use, influence, and impact of the Bible (especially the book of Genesis) in Western culture, especially pop culture. He recently published a chapter on the Bible in animated films, and has a chapter on divine and human creativity in sci-fi films and a study of Bible-themed board games currently in press. As a budding scholar of teaching and learning, Chris focuses on gameful learning; his chapter in a forthcoming volume on teaching religion with technology describes a largely unsuccessful experiment with interactive fiction.

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Questions? Please reach out to techlearn@pepperdine.edu.

We hope to see you at the conference!