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ELI 2011 Annual Meeting

For those who aren’t familiar with it, the Educause Learning Initiative Annual Meeting is a conference that meets every year to discuss technology, teaching and learning in the upcoming year. The 2011 meeting took place on February 14-16 in both Washington D.C. and around the world online. The focus was heavily on open education–covering topics such as open resources, open textbooks, open curriculum, etc. If you missed out this year, good news: The sessions are currently available online and can be accessed here. If you don’t know where to start, here are some of our favorite sessions from the meeting:

  • Using Technology to Engage Students by Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics and Dean of Applied Physics, Harvard University (you can use the slider at the bottom of the screen to move to the presentation which starts at about the 21st minute of the recording). Dr. Mazur talks about using clickers to significantly increase student learning.
  • Blended Learning Designs: A Learning Science Perspective by Barbara Means, Director, Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International. Dr. Means presents some of the most comprehensive research done to date on blended/hybrid learning, and how this mode of learning shows statistically significant enhanced learning outcomes as compared to face-to-face instruction.

UW Bothell Hybrid Course Development Institute (HCDI)

At the first annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium on Thursday, April 28, 2011, the HCDI team (Carol Leppa, Andreas Brockhaus, Rebecca Bliquez, David Goldstein, Ian Porter) presented a poster on the Hybrid Course Development Institute that was run during fall, 2011. Eleven faculty participated and created hybrid courses that impacted 364 students. Take a look at the video and poster to see how we used a Community of Inquiry framework to create the HCDI.

View HCDI Poster (PDF File)

LT Studio Open House – 4/19/2011


As some of you may have known, Learning Technologies held its very first open house for the LT Studio on April 19th. We are proud to report that it was a success! For those of you who couldn’t attend, technologies showcased at the open house included the iPad, LiveScribe pens, clickers, Final Cut Pro, VoiceThread, Jing Pro, and Google Docs. We’d like to thank all the faculty and teaching staff who showed up that afternoon. We had a great time and look forward to working with many of you in the future!

Ubiquitous Learning Conference 2008

The Ubiquitous Learning Conference investigates the uses of technologies in learning, including devices with sophisticated computing and networking capacities which are now pervasively part of our everyday lives – from laptops to mobile phones, games, digital music players, personal digital assistants and cameras. The Conference explores the possibilities of new forms of learning using these devices not only in the classroom, but in a wider range places and times than was conventionally the case for education. Ubiquitous Learning is made possible in part by the affordances of the new, digital media. What’s new about it? What’s not-so-new? What are the main challenges of access to these new learning opportunities? These are the key themes and concerns of the Conference.

The UL Conference will be held at the University of Illinois’ Illini Centre, 17-19 November 2008, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Visit its website (see the link below) for more information.

Link: http://q08.cgpublisher.com