Lines of Flight: Engaging #EdTech’s Attentional Gravity
Gregory Zobel, Western Oregon University
- The Fortnite phenomenon (Battle Royale genre and live streaming on Twitch or Mixer) and potential educational impacts;
- Educators’ technology selection processes for teaching, learning, and professional development;
- Philosophy’s role in helping solve practical problems in teaching and learning.
About Gregory Zobel (GZ)
Gregory Zobel (gz) is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology at Western Oregon University. He is trained in technical communication, usability, rhetoric, and composition. His interests range from accessibility and closed captions to OERs to video game research. Outside of work, GZ has two Great Danes, collects signed first editions, and reads science fiction. Central to his relationship with technology, in and out of work, is the demand that technology must be ethical and serve people, not power, first.