Curious about how to use virtual reality or immersive scenario games as teaching tools? Wondering how to make group work effective in an online teaching environment or how to transition to the mastery grading approach? Want some tips on teaching sustainability in another language or on creating inclusive syllabi?
Find out everything you want to know at the 2020 Teaching, Learning and Technology Conference (TLTCon), May 14 and 15. Hosted by the College of Charleston Teaching and Learning Team (TLT)), this year’s conference is free and completely online.
“We’re happy to be offering attendees the same sessions and information originally planned, just now in an online format,” says Zach Hartje, deputy chief information officer of IT administration and director of TLT.
Supporting educators in all fields, the conference is designed to bring together expertise from educational institutions across the region, spotlight teaching excellence and provide a space for idea sharing and networking. By bringing together educators and leaders in the field of pedagogy to share ideas, techniques, best practices and lessons learned, TLTCon allows educators to learn from one another, creating an opportunity for greater campus discussion and collaboration about pedagogy and instructional technologies.
Delivered in a fully online, conference-style format, this year’s TLTCon will allow participants to choose sessions that are relevant to their own professional development. Sessions – many of which will be led by College of Charleston faculty and staff – include panel presentations, spotlight sessions and workshops. There will also be online spaces where participants can continue the conversation with colleagues and reflect on their own teaching practices.
This year’s keynote speaker is James M. Lang, professor of English and director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, and an author, columnist Fulbright Specialist and former UN consultant. He will discuss the small changes that can improve learning in almost any type of course in higher education, from traditional lectures to flipped classrooms. He will also deliver a talk on academic dishonesty as a response to subtle pressures put on students – and what faculty can do to decrease those pressures.
College of Charleston faculty and staff interested in attending one or more session should register through the TLTCon website. TLTCon attendees will need internet connectivity and either a cell phone or a computer with speakers and audio to participate. Microphones and webcams are optional.
For an even more productive experience, participants may download the Whova Event & Conference app, which allows users to navigate the event agenda and logistics without wifi or data and join in Community Board discussions and event activities like commenting, polling and rating.