Technology in Teaching Symposium returns to campus

Hosted by the Office of Information Technology, the second annual Technology in Teaching Symposium is scheduled for April 10. The event is sponsored by Delta State University and Ellucian as a free, day-long professional development opportunity for the campus teaching community.

The mission of the symposium is to expose faculty to emerging educational technology that can promote teaching innovation and support student success.

The theme of this year’s event is “Teaching with S.O.U.L.-Technology Strategies & Opportunities for Unified Learning.”

“The theme for the symposium embodies principals of unified learning and will feature sessions in using instructional technology interventions to improve student success outcomes and strategically adapting instructional materials to motivate Digital Natives,” said Dr. Nicole House, Ellucian manager of instructional technology for Delta State.

The schedule will feature a seven member panel discussion, six engaging sessions from campus and regional faculty, and a featured presentation from Dr. Tanya Joosten of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Joosten is the director for eLearning Research and Development at UWM and leads the national Center for the Study of Distance Education and Technological Advancement.

The keynote speaker for the luncheon is Dr. Carmen Weaver, a clinical assistant professor and program coordinator of Instructional Design and Technology for the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at the University of Memphis.

Faculty participating in the event this year will also have an opportunity to earn one continuing education unit from Continuing Studies.

For more information, contact House at nhouse@deltastate.edu or 662-846-4760.

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