April 11, 9:00-5:00 (Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00-9:00)

In a full day of activities on April 11, current recipients of the University of Massachusetts Grants to Enhance Teaching and Learning with Technology will report on and demonstrate their work, either in poster sessions or in 50-minute concurrent sessions. Additional presenters will be UMass faculty and staff who are actively engaged in applying academic technology to the enhancement of their instruction and student learning. Sessions will relate to one (or more) of the following tracks…

Using IT to Assess Student Learning

Topics in this area might concern the use of electronic portfolios, surveys, quizzes, and tests, as well as broader concerns involving IT and the assessment of learning in online, blended, or physical classroom settings.

Teaching and Technology

This wide-ranging and diverse category might include designing, developing, and implementing curricula in physical, online, and blended settings: Topics may address examples of how information technology assists in the meeting of important curricular and pedagogical goals (dissemination of content, student writing, student research, collaboration) and how best to incorporate the best features of IT in course and curriculum design.

Topics in this area also could involve demonstrations of specific hardware or software tools. In particular, you might see a focus on emerging technologies for assessment, audio/video capture and dissemination, interactivity (personal response systems, teleconferencing, wikis, virtual environments) and, mobile computing (e.g., tablet PC's, cell phones).

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Systematic Inquiry into Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Topics would involve commentary on research methods, reports of studies undertaken, syntheses and literature reviews offering agendas for further inquiry, enablers and constraints to the scholarly exploration of teaching and learning

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