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Carl Anderson is a technology coordinator for the Community School of Excellence in St. Paul, MN, an online art and technology teacher for Minnesota Connections Academy, and an adjunct instructional technology teacher for Hamline University. In 2008 he received his MAED from Hamline University with a certificate in Teaching and Technology. He also was a classroom art teacher for eight years. He has presented on topics related to art and technology integration at the local and regional levels including the Minnesota Retreat for the Arts (2002), the Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs Conference (2007), TIES Education Technology Conference (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), ITEC Education Technology Conference (2008), SEMTEC Education Technology Conference (2008, 2009, 2010), and the ISTE Conference (2010). He also writes the Techno Constructivist blog about education technology issues and has been a guest blogger at Change.org and DangerouslyIrrelevant.org.


Scott Schwister is a technology integration specialist for Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916 in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. A former middle- and high-school language arts teacher, he has taught as an adjunct instructor in Hamline University's Teaching and Technology certificate and additional licensure programs. In 2008-09, he was the project lead forDeveloping Teacher Leadership in Technology Integration, an intensive E2T2-funded professional development project. He has presented on topics related to technology integration and language arts at ISTE/NECC (2007, 2010), TIES Education Technology Conference (2008-10), Hamline University Summer Literacy Institute (2009-10), and International Visual Literacy Association Conference (2009). He blogs at Higher Edison.



Carmen Tschofen is a transdisciplinary researcher focusing on cultural change and learning futures. She was introduced to different learning perspectives early on through study and teaching abroad as an exchange student, a Rotary Foundation scholar and a Fulbright Commission teaching assistant (ETA). With an M.A. in Folklore from Indiana University, she spent over a decade developing experiential and site-based cultural heritage education programs and online history education initiatitves. When her two children entered public schools, she shifted her focus within education from exploring the past to exploring potential futures. In 2008, she participated in one of the first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Connectivism and Connective Knowledge, and she continues to appreciate the resources and connections of subsequent MOOCs. Her co-authored paper on networked learning and variables in personality and motivation, "Connectivism and Dimensions of Individual Experience," was recently accepted for publication in the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. She is curious about personal, cultural and cooperative creativity; art and craft; new media and technology landscapes; complex adaptive systems; and networked and transformative learning. Supporting the citizen journalism focus of this session, she will offer "An Eyewitness Account of a Dissident Learner/Parent."