Oktoberbest: A Celebration of Teaching
Innovation in Action: New Learning Environments for the 21st Century
Julie K. Little, Vice President, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development at EDUCAUSE
October 14, 2011, 11:45 a.m - 1:10 p.m.
Hollings Special Collections Library, Thomas Cooper Library
University of South Carolina - Columbia
Always "on." Social. Content creators. As we discover more about today’s learners, how are our conversations about learning environments and student-teacher relationships influenced? Web 2.0. Mobile. The Cloud. How do we seamlessly navigate, utilize, create, and contribute content between physical and virtual spaces? Active. Participatory. Experiential. How do we build compelling learning ecologies that encourage students to think critically, collaborate, and innovate in local and global communities? Readiness. Culture. Adaptation. How are institutions responding to these markers calling for change? Join the community dialogue.
About the Presenter
For more than twenty years, Dr. Little’s interests anchor on the effective integration of information technologies to support teaching, learning, and research practices. Her teaching experiences include instructional technology, information science, teacher education and mentoring, and online communications at the University of Tennessee and The Sage Colleges. She has published and presented numerous papers on a broad array of topics in instructional technology and faculty development, served on the Apple Distinguished Educator Higher Education Leadership Team, and is a member of the E-learning Advisory Board and accreditation committees for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates. She earned a B.A. in Government and International Studies and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of South Carolina, and a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Tennessee.