Teaching Excellence Conference:
Educating in the Open: Philosophies, Innovations, and Stories
From the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
February 14-16, 2011
Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511
Do you wish you could attend a national conference about the latest technological and pedagogical best practices, but don’t have time or resources to travel? If so, please join your colleagues in the Center for Teaching Excellence for the online version of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting. Participants will explore the many meanings of "openness": open textbooks, open curriculum, open research, and open resources, as well as openness to new ideas. Today's technologies have transformed the way we interact and engage with the world around us. New devices, services, and effective practices have increased access to information while new policies and philosophies that explore openness have accelerated that change. The growth of social networks and virtual communities has transformed the learning environment into an interactive place to share and build content and community using collaborative systems.
Featured speakers include:
- Richard Baraniuk, Founder, Connexions Project and Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rice University (Monday, February 14th)
- Candace Thille, Director, Open Learning Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University (Tuesday, February 15th)
- Thomas Angelo, Director, Curriculum, Teaching & Learning Centre and Professor of Higher Education, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (Tuesday, February 15th)
- Barbara Means, Director, Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International (Tuesday, February 15th)
- John Campbell, Associate Vice President of Academic Technologies, Purdue University (Wednesday, February 16th)
The full online program agenda is available at http://net.educause.edu/eli112/Program/1027303, and includes a presentation on the 2011 Horizon Report on Monday afternoon. Please join us for any or all of the sessions, as your schedule permits.
Use the form below, email email@example.com, or phone 803-777-8322. This event is free for USC faculty, staff, and students.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. Programs include professional development activities, applied research, teaching and learning initiatives, online information services, and administering the .edu domain of the internet. For more information about the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, visit http://www.educause.edu/eli.