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Teaching and Learning to the Power of Technology - Conference

May 1, 2013 to May 2, 2013

TLt 2013: Teaching and Learning to the Power of Technology

The U of S is hosting the 2013 Biennial Teaching and Learning with the Power of Technology (TLt) conference on May 1st and 2nd, 2013. The theme of the conference is "Making IT Mainstream: Everybody's Doing IT" which speaks to the ubiquitous role of technology in the teaching and learning environments of higher education.

The conference will feature keynote speakers George Veletsianos from the University of Texas at Austin and Valerie Irvine from the University of Victoria.

Be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity for U of S administrators, faculty, staff and students interested in the role of technology in the higher education teaching and learning environment.

For more information, please visit: http://www.usask.ca/gmcte/tlt2013

Call for Proposals: Deadline Extended to February 11, 2013

The 2013 Teaching and Learning with the power of Technology (TLt) Conference will be held this coming May 1 and 2 at the University of Saskatchewan. The TLt Conference is a biennial regional conference held in Saskatchewan, initiated under Campus Saskatchewan more than a decade ago.

This year's theme is "Making IT Mainstream: Everybody's doing IT." With ubiquitous use of smart-phones, tablets and laptops by students and faculty, the days of speaking of educational technology in future or fringe terms are long past. It is now mainstream so conversations at this year's TLt will focus on the mainstream integration of learning technologies at both the level of the institution and of the individual instructor: what is working and what is not; and how all of this will continue to affect higher education.

The conference keynote speakers will be Valerie Irvine, Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Technology Integration and Evaluation Research Lab from the University of Victoria, and George Veletsianos, Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin.

Topics for the 2013 TLt Conference include:

• Flipped Teaching

• Social Media in the Classroom

• Open Learning, including MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

• Blended Learning

• Distributed Learning

• Learning Analytics

• Learning Technologies Governance

• Open Publishing

• Accessibility

• Evaluating the impact of Technology on Learning

Proposals will be accepted for 30 minute presentations (with an expectation of some interaction between presenters and conference participants during that time). The deadline to submit a proposal has been extended to February 11, 2013. The conference will also offer a limited number of displays to presenters interested in displaying innovations with learning technologies to those in attendance.

This regional conference is always a wonderful opportunity for faculty, instructional designers, ICT professionals and educational developers to connect, share, learn and laugh with other educators who are passionate about the integration of technology into teaching and learning in higher education.

For more information or to submit a proposal, please visit: http://www.usask.ca/gmcte/tlt2013

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