Future and Past Expedition Workshops    (3Z3W)

Collaborative Expedition #76, Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at NSF    (3Z3X)

Draft Title: Strategic Leadership For Networking and Information Technology Education    (3Z3Y)

Draft Workshop Purpose    (3Z47)

The purpose of the workshop is to envision greater possibilities for strategic leadership in Networking and Information Technology Education.    (3Z48)

We live in a global society empowered by networking and information technologies (NIT). Nations worldwide are challenging America’s lead across the digital landscape. The educational and workforce goals that must be met to preserve our Nation’s leadership role and ensure growth and prosperity for our society and its citizens are to:    (401U)

Meeting these goals will require a coordinated effort across government, academic, pre-collegiate, and private sectors. The goal of this workshop is to create the basis for a broad and successful coordination effort. Participants will share lessons learned from traditional educational settings to virtual organizations (non-profit to multi-government) employing innovative knowledge and NIT stewardship techniques.    (4022)

This workshop represents the first time that NITRD has convened program managers across the Federal government to focus on these important issues. It is the first step in a larger effort to achieve the important NIT education and workforce goals outlined above.    (4034)

In preparation for this meeting, we would like you to think about the following questions:    (4035)

General Questions for all Workshop Participants    (403F)

Specific Questions for NIT-related Federal Program Managers    (403G)

Questions for All Workshops in 2008    (403H)

"It is probably true quite generally that in the history of human thinking the most fruitful developments frequently take place at those points where two different lines of thought meet. These lines may have their roots in quite different parts of human culture, in different times or different cultural environments or different religious traditions: hence if they actually meet, that is, if they are at least so much related to each other that a real interaction can take place, then one may hope that new and interesting developments may follow." Werner Heisenberg    (3Z4A)

"Creativity is a process that can be observed only at the intersection where individuals, domains, and fields intersect." Csikszentmihalyi, 1999    (3Z4B)

General Workshop Questions    (3Z4C)

a) Digital data and information communities advancing sound approaches for electronically stored information. Examples include librarians, curators, web content managers, ontologists, researchers, artists, historians, data managers, and records managers.    (3Z4G)

b) Open Standards bodies and consortia    (3Z4H)

c) International stewardship associations    (3Z4I)

d) Virtual organizations    (3Z4J)

Additional Workshop Questions for NIT Federal Program Managers    (4038)

AGENDA:    (3Z4O)

9:30 am - Welcome and Introduction -    (3Z4P)

SusanTurnbull, GSA and Co-chair, Emerging Technology Subcommittee and Co-Chair, Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT CG . [ slides ] . [ audio ]    (403Z)

Chris Greer, Ph.D., Director, National Coordination Office, Networking and Information Technology Research and Development, Executive Office of the President . [ slides ] . [ audio ]    (3ZD1)

SuziIacono, NSF and Co-Chair, Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT CG . [ slides ] . [ audio ]    (3Z4R)

10:00 am - Participant Introductions: What is your Sense of Purpose in Relation to the Overall Workshop Goals?    (3Z4S)

10:30 am - Overview of Opportunities and Challenges in NIT Education, MarkCRegets, NSF-Science Resources Statistics (SRS) Division . [ slides ] . [ audio ]    (3ZCS)

11:00 am - Highlights from NIT-related Federal Programs (Federal Program Managers Respond to Key Challenges and Opportunities)    (3ZCT)

12:30 pm - Networking Lunch    (3Z4W)

1:30 pm - Innovative Responses to the Challenges of Networking and Information Technology Education    (3ZXR)

The National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies Henry Kelly, President, Federation of American Scientists . [ slides ] . [ audio ]    (3ZCY)

Highlights from the report on ''Fostering Learning in the Networked World: The Cyberlearning Opportunities and Challenges'', Linda Slakey, NSF-Education and Human Resources (EHR) Directorate . [ slides ] . [ audio ]    (3ZCV)

Embedded Immersive Engagement Initiative: Toward High Performance Distributed Science Communities, John McGee, RENCI . [ slides ] . [ audio ]    (3ZCW)

Computational Thinking for K-12, Harriet Taylor and Joan Peckham, NSF-Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Division . [ slides ] . [ audio ]    (3ZCX)

3:00 pm - Break Out Sessions:    (3Z4X)

4:00 pm - Announcement of Upcoming December 17 Workshop on the ''Science of Science Policy'', Julia Lane, NSF-Education and Human Resources (EHR) Directorate and Bill Valdez, Department of Energy . [ slides ] . [ [ audio] ]    (3ZD0)

4:15 pm - Report Outs from Break-Out Groups    (3Z59)

5:00 pm - Adjourn and Networking    (3Z5A)

1. General Resources    (3Z5B)

2. Appreciation of Potentials / Tapping Creativity    (3Z5C)

2. Mapping the Spaces / Virtualizing the Learning Environments and Cultural Collections    (3Z5N)

3. Tools / Approaches / Deployment    (3Z60)

4. Stewardship Organizations / Scholarly Databases    (3Z6M)

5. Civic Education / Community Data Sets    (3Z7A)

Collaborative Expedition Workshop Series Background    (3Z7N)

Purpose and Audience: The GSA Office of Intergovernmental Solutions leads monthly Collaborative Expedition workshops to advance the quality of citizen-government dialogue and collaborations at the crossroads of intergovernmental initiatives, Communities of Practice, Federal IT research and IT user agencies. The workshops seek to advance collaborative innovations in government and community services such as emergency preparedness, environmental monitoring, healthcare and law enforcement.    (3Z7O)

The workshops serve individuals from government, business, and non-government organizations to practice an emerging societal form, Communities of Practice (CoPs) or Communities of Interest (CoIs), that augment Government project teams, in a manner responsive to the Citizen-Centric Government goal of the President’s Management Agenda and the Public Information Access provisions of the E-government Act of 2002.    (3Z7P)

Each workshop organizes participation around a common purpose, larger than any institution, including government. By learning how to appreciate multiple perspectives around potentials and realities of this larger “purpose”, subsequent actions by individuals representing many forms of expertise, can be better expressed in their home and collaborative settings. By centering around people and the "whole system" challenges they organize around, IT design and development processes can mature with less risk and greater national yield of breakthrough performance.    (3Z7Q)

Joint workshop sponsors in addition to GSA, include the Architecture and Infrastructure Committee and Best Practices Committee of the Federal CIO Council, and the National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development, Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT and IT Workforce Development Coordinating Group. These organizations value this “frontier outpost” to open up quality conversations, augmented by information technology, to leverage the collaborative capacity of united, but diverse sectors of society, seeking to discover, frame, and act on national and international potentials.    (3Z7R)

Below is Patricia Hilton's map of what she heard at the workshop on August 14, 2007    (3Z3Z)

http://colab.cim3.net/file/work/Expedition_Workshop/2007-08-14_MappingPublicInformation_ConnectingToScienceAndScholarlyKnowledge/MappingFrontierSpace.jpg    (3Z40)