NITLE Fellows, 2011 NITLE Summit

August 04, 2010

NITLE’s new Fellows program introduced. Date and location for 2011 NITLE Summit announced (April 7, Washington, D.C.).

Updated on November 8, 2010: contact information for the Fellows program was updated.

Dear colleagues,

I am happy to introduce to you the new NITLE Fellows program. This new program connects NITLE and its members to selected thought leaders from inside and outside higher education. NITLE will engage Fellows to provide broad analysis of digital technology and its impact as well as strategic insight on its implications for liberal education.

For its first cohort of NITLE Fellows, NITLE has brought danah boyd, John Seely Brown, and Michael Wesch to the table to explore the big picture of the learning experience. For the next year—through the end of July 2011—NITLE will engage these thought leaders to reflect on how learning happens and why creative approaches to learning matter. The Fellows will participate in two video-conference sessions during the year, with dates and topics to be announced.

The Fellows will also attend the next NITLE Summit, which will be held in the Washington, D.C. area. We invite you to save the date on your calendar: Thursday, April 7, 2011. The Summit will immediately follow the CLIR Sponsors’ Symposium on April 6, also in Washington.

The 2011 NITLE Summit will engage campus decision-makers in the NITLE Network in creative, high-level discussions to set a framework for rethinking models, solving problems, and meeting opportunities in the year ahead. With input from the Fellows, Summit attendees will consider the strategic integration of inquiry, pedagogy, and technology, with an eye towards measurable outcomes. More details will be available this fall.

Updates about the Fellows program will be posted to Techne, NITLE’s blog.

If you have questions about the NITLE Fellows program or if you have ideas about key strategic issues that should be considered at the 2011 NITLE Summit, please contact me at

Michael Nanfito
Director of Strategy
National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education