Sunday, September 28, 2014

EdTech Week, October 6 - 10 - Macmillan Higher Education

EdTech Week Oct 6-10
Macmillan Presents EdTech Week, October 6 - 10
Please join us for a set of FREE professional development webinars during the week
of October 6th to help you learn more about incorporating technology into your class. 
We have seven different educators from across the disciplines talking with us about 
how and why they use technology in their courses. 
  - *Integrating Writer's Help into the First Year Classroom: Four Methods* by
  Lonni Pearce, University of Colorado at Boulder - Monday, October 6 at
  1pm Eastern
  - *Use What Your Students Do Already: Optimizing Students' Tech Skills
  for Communicating* by Johndan Johnson-Eillola, Clarkson University, Monday,
  October 6 at 3pm Eastern
  - *The Economics of Online Education and the Future of Teaching* by Alex
  Tabarrok, George Mason University, Tuesday, October 7 at 12pm Eastern
  - *Assessment and Utilization of Noncognitives to Support Student
  Success and Retention* by Paul Gore of The University of Utah and Wade
  Leuwerke of Drake University, Thursday, October 9 at 2pm Eastern
  - *Maximizing and Managing LaunchPad: Optimizing the LaunchPad
  Experience for You and Your Students* by Toni Henderson, Langara
  College, Thursday, October 9 at 3pm Eastern
  - *Innovations in Assignment Design Using Technology* by Rob Lue,
  Harvard University, Friday, October 10 at 3pm Eastern

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Digital Challenges Series - University at Buffalo


The UB Libraries, UB Information Technology, the Office of Educational Innovation and Assessment, Center of Excellence in Information Systems Assurance Research and Education and Student Life have partnered to start an annual “Digital Challenges” series. Three events will be offered during the 2014-15 academic year to raise awareness and provoke meaningful dialogue around current challenges of the Digital Age.

October 1, 2014: Your Digital Footprint

Exposing the 'meta' trail
Ubiquitous network connectivity and wide adoption of mobile devices have enormous potential to increase personal access to exciting new functionality and rapidly expanding social outreach. Yet these advancements continue to threaten our notion of personal privacy, amass huge repositories of federated data linked to our activities, and challenge our personal safety.
This event will explore the technological, ethical, legal and moral issues related to the “digital footprints” unwittingly left behind.

39th Annual POD Conference 2014 - POD Network

2014 POD Conference Logo


We enthusiastically invite you to participate in the 39th Annual POD conference to be held in Dallas, TX at the Intercontinental Dallas, November 5-9, 2014!
This year’s conference theme is Leverage. This theme invites us to explore the various roles that we play as faculty developers, administrators, teachers, and students, and the ways in which we capitalize on the assets around us to meet the many needs of the higher education community, ideally doing more and better work with less effort. We hope this theme and conference will build on Kathryn Plank’s 2013 Presidential Address, during which we all contemplated who we are and our relationship to the meaningful work that we do. In that spirit, how do we leverage who we are to better accomplish all that we are asked to do, and why do we persevere?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Digital Design & Web Innovation Summit, San Francisco

The Digital Design & Web Innovation Summit is taking place next week at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco on September 25 & 26.

Keynote speakers include: The Walt Disney Company, AirBnB, Microsoft, Samsung, Dolby & many more.

This is your last chance to learn about the tools, techniques and technology required to make the most of digital design & web. Hear how the experts are shaping the face of the digital industry and network with the global organizations leading the way.

SoTL Call for Proposasls - 2015

The Sixteenth Annual Midwest Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 at Indiana University South Bend

The Call for Proposals is now OPEN.
This year’s theme: Motivating Our Students and Ourselves
Student motivation is key to learning. What factors affect motivation? More importantly, what can faculty do to increase student motivation? And what about faculty? What motivates us to teach our best? Proposals on other teaching and learning topics will be considered, but preference will be given to those focused on motivation.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gaming in Ed - Games and Learning in Education

Gaming in Ed

We are excited to announce the inaugural Gaming in Ed conference. This is a free event bringing together educators, researchers, game developers and innovators from around the world, being held Monday September 15th - Thursday September 18th.

Whether you're passionate about game-based learning or just getting your toes wet, Gaming in Ed celebrates the value that games offer in educational settings: a safe environment for taking on new roles, opportunities for creative problem solving and experimenting, and learning from failure. When done well, games can foster collaboration, strengthen critical and systems thinking, pose adaptive challenges, and spark inquiry. With guidance from educators, students aren't just players, but critical evaluators of games and game designers themselves.

This conference offers a variety of perspectives, from educators and game developers to researchers and administrators. Our goal is to have you walk away with practical information and inspiration for furthering game-based learning in class and beyond.

To attend the conference, to be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, and/or to submit to present, please 
join this network!

Using Social Media for Social Change - University at Buffalo

Using Social Media for Social Change

What One Can Do to Change the World

Social Change and Politics.
Image courtesy of Giulia Forsythe on Flickr
We are living in a connected world where individuals can harness the power of their social networks by connecting with people online who share their passion. You have the power to make difference in the world – volunteering, raising money, or committing small acts of kindness for a social cause. This talk will inspire you to find your passion and use social media to make positive change. 
When:Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Where:UB Student Union Theater
Room 201, North Campus
Time:Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Cost:Free to UB students, staff and faculty (no RSVP required)

Monday, September 15, 2014

2014 Global Learning in College | Association of American Colleges & Universities

2014 Global Learning in College

2014 Global Learning in College

Cross-Cutting Capacities for 21st Century College Students

October 16, 2014 to October 18, 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota

At AAC&U’s 2013 Global Learning in College meeting, more than 500 participants laid the foundations for a vibrant community of practice sharing insights, opportunities, and challenges.  At the 2014 Global Learning in College meeting, participants will continue to articulate a vision of the global learner and will explore efforts to design educational experiences—across the curriculum and in the community—to help students develop the cross-cutting capacities they need.  Domains to be addressed include global knowledge, global challenges, global systems and organizations, global civic engagement, and global identities.

14th Annual CCTL Conference on Teaching and Learning - Niagara University

Weimer Maryellen CCTL2015

The 14th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning will take place Jan. 7-8, 2015. Niagara University's Committee on College Teaching and Learning has selected Dr. Maryellen Weimer as the keynote speaker for the 2015 conference.
In 2007, Dr. Weimer retired from Penn State as a professor emeritus of teaching and learning. For the last 13 years of her career at Penn State, she taught communication courses, first-year seminars and other courses business students at one of Penn State’s regional campus colleges. In 2005, she won Penn State’s Milton S. Eisenhower Award for distinguished teaching.

Call for Proposals

Educators from across the United States and Canada who can contribute their experience and expertise with active and integrative learning, in its many varieties, and discuss how it is best encouraged and assessed, are invited to submit proposals for presentations and panels focusing upon their efforts to promote learning within individual courses, curricula or programs.
Presentations will occur during concurrent sessions on Wednesday, Jan. 7, and Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Proposals should include a 300-word description of the proposed session including the title, author(s), and the institution and position of each author. The description should include a statement of how the audience will be engaged. The concurrent presentation times are either 45 or 60 minutes in length. If you have a preference, feel free to include that in your proposal, although your first choice is not guaranteed. There will also be a poster session on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Poster proposals should be in the same format as concurrent session proposals and should describe the content of the poster.
The deadline for proposals  is Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. 

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education - Call for Presentations

Call for Presentations

Proposal Submission Guide & Form

SITE 2015 is the 26th annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. This society represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

SITE is unique as the only organization which has as its sole focus the integration of instructional technologies into teacher education programs. SITE promotes the development and dissemination of theoretical knowledge, conceptual research, and professional practice knowledge through conferences, books, projects, and the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE).

You are invited to attend and participate in this annual international forum which offer numerous opportunities to share your ideas, explore the research, development, and applications, and to network with the leaders in this important field of teacher education and technology.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sign up for Connected Courses

A number of "EdTech Rock Stars" are collaborating to offer the connected online course described below. The first of the main events is scheduled for tomorrow (9/15) at 1:00 pm. Recordings will also be available. 

"The goal for *Connected Courses* is to build an inclusive and expansive network of teachers and students, and provide educational offerings that make high quality, meaningful, and socially connected learning available to everyone. 

We invite you to participate in a free open online learning experience designed to get you ready to teach open, connected courses no matter what kind of institution you’re working in. 

You can mix and match — take one unit or take them all, and go at your own pace."

Sign up for the Connected Course here.