Seventh Annual ITL Conference
The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Division of Information Technology Learning Technologies are continuing a twenty year partnership in hosting the 2013 Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference. What started as a half-day symposium in 1993 has grown to a two-day event with pre-conference workshops and a full day of keynote presentations by nationally recognized experts in the field and breakout sessions provided by University of Maryland faculty representing disciplines as diverse as bioengineering, french and italian, psychology, english, computer science and special education, to name a few.
This year's conference featured two keynote presentations. Robin Wright, Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs in the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) and professor of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development at the University of Minnesota, will share tips for college professors in how to be relevant in an online world in her breakfast keynote, "Teach What Really Matters; Use What Really Works." Daphne Koller, Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University and Co-Founder and co-CEO of Coursera, will discuss "The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone" as the luncheon keynote speaker.
Preconference workshops given by the CTE Lilly Fellows as well as representatives from Adobe Connect, Turning Technologies and Instructur egave the university instructional community an opportunity to explore teaching strategies and technologies in an interactive environment.
Participation in the conference is free for the University of Maryland instructional community, although registration is required. Registrants and participants can follow the conference on Twitter at LT_UMD starting on April 1, 2013.