In its efforts to enhance the pedagogical knowledge and effectiveness of all who teach
at USC, the Center for Teaching Excellence sponsors yearly teaching symposiums that encourage
and provide support for excellence in teaching.
Oktoberbest: A Symposium on Teaching
All USC faculty, instructors and graduate teaching assistants are invited to participate
in the tenth annual Oktoberbest: A Symposium on Teaching on Friday, October 18, 2019
at the Russel House University Union. Oktoberbest is a free one-day symposium focused
on sharing best practices in teaching. The Oktoberbest schedule has a wide variety of workshops on topics ranging from active learning and online
course development to critical thinking and integrative learning.
Educational Technology Showcase
The Educational Technology Showcase is an exciting forum spotlighting the latest in
higher education technology used for teaching and learning. USC faculty and other
experts from around the country give presentations on how they are creatively using
educational technology in and beyond their classrooms to improve student learning.
The spring 2019 Educational Technology Showcase will be held Friday, March 29 at the Russell
Virtual Teaching Conference
Virtual Reality (VR) and related technologies – augmented reality, extended reality,
360º video, etc. – have the potential to revolutionize higher education. The purpose
of this conference is to bring together research on the use of these technologies
in higher education and practical applications of these tools that are in use in classrooms
or are in development. The conference will take place March 8-10, 2020 on the campus
of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.