Monday, February 23, 2015

EASI: Equal Access to Software and Information

EASI Webinars in March 2015

EASI 4-part Webinar Series: Assistive Technology for Postsecondary Students with Learning Disabilities:
Exploring Strategies, Solutions, Innovations and Resources

Dates: March 12, 19, 26 and April 2
Times: 11 Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 Central and 2 PM Eastern
You may pay $225 for the 4-part series, pay $60 for an individual "Webinar or apply for the Dick Banks Scholarship to register for the series
This webinar series brought to you by AMAC Accessibility in partnership with EASI will explore a variety of assistive technology products and services for students with learning disabilities at the postsecondary level. This series, consisting of 4 one hour webinars, will focus on assistive technology solutions for reading and writing, understanding tablets apps and accessibility features, as well as creating and understanding accessible documents. Presenters will provide in-depth strategies, solutions, innovations and helpful resources to make the transition process into, and living in, the postsecondary world much smoother.

March 12: Assistive Technology Solutions for Reading

Presenter: Carolyn Phillips, Director of Tools for Life Tools for Life and AMAC Accessibility at Georgia Tech
Technology can help all students achieve academic success! Join us for webinar focused on assistive technology solutions for reading. Presenters will share some of the basic difficulties individuals with learning disabilities encounter when they are reading and then provide examples of how low, mid and high assistive tech devices are creating solutions. Discussion will focus on specific environments and how these devices are assisting people living with various learning disabilities in college. Strategies, solutions and resources that provide supports will be discussed.

March 19: Assistive Technology Solutions for Writing

Presenters: Carolyn Phillips, Director, and Rachel Wilson, Tech Match Specialist, Tools for Life Tools for Life and AMAC Accessibility at Georgia Tech
Technology can help all students achieve academic success! Join us for webinar focused on assistive technology solutions for writing. Presenters will share some of the basic difficulties individuals with learning disabilities encounter when they are writing and then provide examples of how low, mid and high assistive tech devices are creating solutions. Discussion will focus on specific environments and how these devices assisting people living with various learning disabilities in college. Strategies, solutions and resources that provide supports will be discussed.

March 26: Diving Beneath the Surface: Selecting Tablets, Apps and Accessibility Features

Presenters: Martha Rust, AT Specialist, and Liz Persaud, Training and Outreach Coordinator, Tools for Life Tools for Life and AMAC Accessibility at Georgia Tech
Navigating the world of tablets, apps and their accessibility features can be an overwhelming experience especially when there are over 200 apps that are introduced each day and over 20,000 different tablets on the market. It can be difficult to locate resources that share this detailed information especially before you make purchases. Join us for webinar that will dive deep into the various features of tablets and apps and share strategies for selecting which one, along with their accessibility features, will work for you. Presenters will explore Android, Apple and Microsoft tablets, their accessibility features and share some apps that can assist those living with learning disabilities.

The Institute for Teaching and Learning

Institute for Teaching and Learning

The Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) is the premier teacher training program for full- and part-time health professions educators, and private practitioners embarking on a new career in academia.

The ITL can be taken as a standalone program that imparts the skills of a master educator and awards 50 CEUs. In addition to learning from award-winning ITL instructors, participants will network with dozens of colleagues from across the U.S. and Canada and from around the world.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Regional Events

Spring 2015 ANNY Regional Event

Using Data for Decision Making: The Data-Informed Leader

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MARCH 9, 2015
10AM – 2PM

Register here

As a leader of a program, department or division assessment means more than just doing a survey or gathering data. It means developing a mindset that includes using data to make decisions, guiding others on the kind of data that is helpful in decision-making and encouraging people to take risks, learn and enjoy assessment. This workshop provides those leading assessment efforts with an opportunity to develop their skill-sets beyond the basics. Through the lens of becoming a data-informed leader, the session provides concrete skills needed and ways to develop these skills in yourself and others.
Participants will begin by constructing a definition of being a data-informed leader in their particular context. From there, key elements of developing a culture of data-minded leadership within your unit or division will be shared. Best practice examples provide a platform for developing strategies for enhancing current efforts while further encouraging the use of data for decision making and organizational learning.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Turning Technologies User Conference Registration, New Orleans - Eventbrite

Turning Technologies User Conference

Turning Technologies User Conference

Turning Technologies

Monday, March 30 at 8:00 AM - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 3:30 PM (CDT)

New Orleans, LA

Turning Technologies user conferences focus on best practices and knowledge sharing, creating a truly unique and incredibly beneficial learning experience for all participants, regardless of discipline or industry. Attend our exciting learning event that features pedagogical breakout sessions, networking opportunities and renowned keynote speaker Dr. Eric Mazur. Enhance your knowledge of instructional, assessment delivery and data collection solutions with sessions carefully constructed for our customers.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

2015 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success | Association of American Colleges & Universities

AAC&U's Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success: Applications Due March 4
Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

June 9–13, 2015 
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Madison, WI

Apply through March 4, 2015

Through Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP), AAC&U has articulated a set of Principles of Excellence for 21st-century college learning.  The first principle is to “Aim High—and Make Excellence Inclusive.”  This Institute helps campuses, higher education systems, and consortia achieve inclusive excellence and advance goals related to engagement, inclusion, and success for all students.  Campus teams of five individuals representing both academic and student affairs perspectives are invited to apply for participation in a program that follows four primary tracks: 
  • high-impact and highly effective educational practices and pedagogies;
  • problem-focused, evidence-based work for deep learning and degree attainment;
  • methods of building and scaling up student success initiatives; and
  • the politics of change.
Once accepted, teams use their time together to discover new approaches and to create and rehearse action plans to achieve their particular campus goals in a program that provides:  
  • daily team time to work on action plans;
  • individual team consultations with Institute faculty;
  • plenary sessions, facilitated discussions, and interactions with other campus teams; and
  • reflection and skill-building sessions.
Learn more about the Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success at
For additional information, contact Alex Belknap at 202.884.7415 or e-mail

Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching – California

The Lilly Conference – Newport Beach is part of the overall Lilly Conference Series. For 34 years, Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning have provided opportunities for the presentation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Join us February 19 -22 for the Annual Lilly Conference – Newport Beach!

2015 Plenary Speakers

Cheryl Amundsen
Cheryl Amundsen
Simon Fraser University
David Brobeck
David Brobeck
Educational Leadership
Walsh University
Stephen Brookfield
School of Education
University of St. Thomas
David Daniel
David Daniel
James Madison University

Conference Overview

Participants come from across the United States, representing nearly every discipline found in higher education. Participants represent faculty and administrators at various stages in their academic careers, ranging from post-doctoral positions, adjunct faculty, new faculty, mid-career faculty, seasoned faculty, and even emeritus faculty. The overarching conference theme is “Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning,” offering tracks and sub themes including:
  • Academic Success
  • Student Learning
  • Creating Communities of Learners
  • Course/Curriculum Design/Redesign
  • Engaging and Motivating Students
  • Innovative Pedagogical Approaches
  • Multiculturalism/Diversity/Inclusion
  • Online Learning and Teaching
  • Promoting Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Service/Experiential Learning
  • Teaching Well with Classroom Technologies
  • Teaching Unplugged – no powerpoint used in this track!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

UCF/EDUCAUSE BlendKit 2015 |

BlendKit 2015: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer MOOC

Blended learning (the strategic combination of face-to-face and online learning experiences) is growing in popularity within higher education and K-12 settings around the world. The goal of the BlendKit: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer MOOC is to provide facilitated assistance to faculty members and instructional designers in developing and designing blended courses through (1) a consideration of key issues related to blended learning and (2) practical step-by-step guidance in producing materials for a blended course (e.g., developing design documents, creating content pages, and receiving peer review feedback at one's own institution).
This five-week course involves:
  • Expert and peer assessment and critique on design work
  • Regular interactions with facilitators and students
  • Blogging/social networking interaction opportunities
  • Weekly webinars with guest presenters
  • Document templates and practical step-by-step “how to” guides
  • Readings from scholarly works pertaining to blended learning

Ignite Your Everyday Creativity

What is creativity? How does it work? How can you be more creative every day?
Creativity is a critical skill for the 21st Century. We constantly need new and better ideas for almost every aspect of our professional and personal lives. But how can we generate these ideas, and how can we help our colleagues to be more creative, too?
The answer is simple: enroll in our MOOC on Everyday Creativity, and find out for yourself!
This MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, is designed to give you practical, research-based answers to these questions. During the seven weeks of the course, you will explore four key aspects of creativity:
- the creative process – ways to generate breakthrough ideas,
- the creative person – how you can make the most of your particular skills and talents,
- the creative environment – the physical and psychological factors that enhance your creativity, and
- the creative product – implementing your ideas.
The course is taught by two highly experienced professors from the International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC), Drs. Cyndi Burnett and John Cabra. The Center is the oldest degree-granting program in creativity in the world, and its faculty focus exclusively on creativity.
Classes begin on February 16, and require between 2-3 hours of your time each week. We will take you on a journey of creativity using interactive lecture videos, inspirational testimonials, discussion boards, and more.
Please take a look at our Facebook page, and like us to get updates on our progress. Register for free now!
We'll see you at the MOOC,
Dr. Cynthia Burnett
Dr. John Cabra
International Center for Studies in Creativity
SUNY Buffalo State

Apple Distinguished Educator Expands Teaching and Learning in Her Kindergarten Classroom with Book Creator -- THE Journal

What did one kindergarten teacher do when she couldn't find enough good non-fiction books for her young students? She had them create their own.

In this revealing case study, find out how one elementary school is utilizing an easy to use and fun to operate app that allows both students and teachers to create books to further instruction.

Learn more about a creative and exciting way students can create their own eBooks by adding text, images, video, audio and narration to tell their story.

  • Intuitive and easy to use
  • Works seamlessly with other apps
  • Ability to export books as a PDF, upload as a video, or print
Sponsored by: Red Jumper Studio

StudySoup | The College Learning Marketplace

Hey, I'm sure you've already heard the buzz about StudySoup on campus, so I'll get right to it. This is the last week to apply as a paid class notetaker. 

If accepted, you'll get paid up to $65 for 1 hour of work per week (up to 2 classes max). Here's the application link.

This is an awesome opportunity because you get to:
- help classmates
- make money on a flexible schedule
- build your resume experience

If you're able to help, please apply here asap.

We only have a few limited spots, and will be taking applications on a rolling basis so be sure to apply soon.

Best Regards,

Stephanie " campus jobs princess" Wright

CROSSROADS | CROSSROADS Event Series: A Technology Exchange

The premier Peer-To-Peer TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE event series devoted to the open exchange of thought leadership programming for senior level executives across global industries. The CROSSROADS Series is hosted by SURVEY Magazine and The Advertising Research Foundation (ARF).

4th New Directions in Online Learning

Each year we’ve welcomed online and innovative learning experts from across the country to speak at

New Directions in Online Learning, now in its fourth iteration, taking place April 13-15 at the Sheraton University City in Philadelphia, PA.

We’re gearing up for an amazing event and would like to provide you with an idea of what’s to come and who you’re likely to meet. What better way to do so than to show you a past attendee snapshot as well as some of our top presentations from past years:

Reinventing Education - Home

Join us for this two-day opportunity to connect and collaborate with colleagues from the school, library, museum, and home learning worlds--and anyone interested in reinventing how we think about and facilitate learning. 

This event combines the unconference format of Steve Hargadon's Learning Revolution events with Matt Murrie's better-than-TED "What If...?360" format of short talks and action collaboration. We hope you will join us for an engaging, dialog-filled, highly-participatory retreat with lots of opportunities for deep-dive conversations.

To sign up, go to

Monday, February 2, 2015

2015 Research on Teaching and Learning Summit | Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - CETL

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 8:00am to Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 3:00pm

Formerly known as The Georgia Conference on College & University Teaching, the Research on Teaching and Learning Summit has been renamed to underscore our commitment to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, with an emphasis on research and evidence. Since 1993, thousands of educators from all 34 University System of Georgia colleges and universities, as well as many other schools in the country, and even educators from outside the US and Canada, have participated in this interdisciplinary conference. The renaming also reflects the growth of the conference, transcending state and national boundaries.

Now in its third decade, the Summit is designed to provide college and university faculty the opportunity to discuss and share experiences and innovative teaching techniques. It offers concurrent sessions on cutting-edge issues in pedagogy and higher education in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere. There are also opportunities for participants to network with fellow educators.

Participants report that they have learned many new ideas they were able to bring back to campus, and that they have been energized by interacting with a collegial community of educators invested in excellent teaching.

Conference Location:
KSU Center
3333 Busbee Dr NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144