Conference on 'Teaching, Learning, Technology: In That Order' is May 22

Conference on 'Teaching, Learning, Technology: In That Order' is May 22

From Information Resources and Technologies

St. Thomas faculty and those who support them are encouraged to attend the 13th annual Classrooms of the Future (COTF) conference Tuesday, May 22, at Hamline University. This year's theme is "Teaching, Learning and Technology: In That Order."

Classrooms of the Future, described as "a day of presentations, workshops and discussions about issues and applications of technology in instructional settings" is a free regional conference first conceived within, sponsored by and held at UST in 1995. This year's symposium will kick off with a morning keynote by Stephen Gilbert. Gilbert founded the Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLT) Group, an independent nonprofit organization originally affiliated with the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE).

Gilbert previously had been with EDUCOM since 1983, serving as vice president, then as director of technology projects at AAHE where he developed the TLT Roundtable concept and a popular listserv offered through AAHE (AAHESGIT). More information on Gilbert can be found at the TLT Group Web page.

The conference is free and everyone is invited. To register, visit the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities Web site.

Classrooms of the Future is an opportunity for higher education professionals to come together to talk about their practices for teaching with technology. COTF intentionally creates a relaxed atmosphere to promote discussion and dialogue between colleagues.

The day is filled with individual or group presentations in lecture or interactive hands-on format on the following themes:

  • Research on technology and learning
  • Instructional strategies that work
  • Technology innovations and open source ware
  • Emerging trends and hopes for the future
  • Pedagogical applications of social networking and online gaming

COTF has expanded into a five-state regional conference under the aegis of the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities. The conference rotates among its five member institutions. We hope you can attend.