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Accessible media, web, technology conference to be videostreamed Nov.18-20

Curb-cuts and elevators are behind us. Digital accessibility is upon us. This is evident in the ever increasing number of complaints and lawsuits against higher education institutions regarding this topic.  This timely virtual conference (come and go) will give you a basic understanding of accessibility and offer specific strategies and information to help you do your part to implement accessible technology throughout the university.

K-Staters are welcome to attend the free, live-streamed sessions of the Accessing Higher Ground – Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference, Nov. 18-20See the virtual agenda for information about each session. Only sessions from Track A will be streamed.  Attend as many sessions as you like; no registration required.  Continue reading “Accessible media, web, technology conference to be videostreamed Nov.18-20”

Educational technology conference SIDLIT slated July 31-Aug. 1

Colleague to Colleague, a regional professional organization, is set to host its annual Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology (SIDLIT, pronounced “sidelight”) July 31 – Aug. 1 (Thursday and Friday).  This two-day regional conference will be held at Johnson County Community College, in Overland Park, Kansas. The last day for registration is July 18.  Continue reading “Educational technology conference SIDLIT slated July 31-Aug. 1”

Registration open for 2014 CHECK conference, May 21-22 at Emporia State

The annual Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas (CHECK) is scheduled May 21-22 at Emporia State University. Registration is free at www.check.gen.ks.us/register.html for this “gathering of all who are interested in the intersection of information technology and higher education in Kansas” says the CHECK website.  Continue reading “Registration open for 2014 CHECK conference, May 21-22 at Emporia State”

Still time to register for Kansas computing conference May 29-30

If Wednesday-Thursday, May 29-30, is open on your calendar, you can still attend the 2013 Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas (CHECK) at Pittsburg State University. The event is open to everyone in higher education and provides 21 sessions covering new technologies, issues, and IT services. See www.check.gen.ks.us for details. Continue reading “Still time to register for Kansas computing conference May 29-30”

Registration open for 2013 CHECK conference May 29-30

(Editor’s note:  This information is from the CHECK 2013 Committee’s email announcement April 5.)

Pittsburg State University will host the 2013 Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas (CHECK) May 29-30, 2013. CHECK is an annual gathering of information technology professionals to present, learn and network about innovative technologies and IT issues for providing IT services to the higher education community. Check out the great topics and presenters at www.check.gen.ks.us/agenda.html . All Kansas higher education institutions are encouraged to participate.  Continue reading “Registration open for 2013 CHECK conference May 29-30”

Pogue keynote video online: Why America’s Failing Science & How We Can Turn It Around

David Pogue, keynote speaker, casually leaning on the podium at Union Forum Hall (photo by Eric Dover)
David Pogue, PBS “Nova” science host and NY Times tech columnist, addresses America's declining numbers of science and technical (STEM) students during his keynote at the 2013 ITL conference at K-State. (photo by Eric Dover)

More than 400 people attended the Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference March 4-5 at K-State. A video of the March 5 keynote by well-known author David Pogue is now online via the conference website at theitl.org (click “Watch David Pogue’s keynote!” at top right).

In a captivating “Science, Schmience: Why America’s Failing Science & How We Can Turn It Around” (88 minutes), Pogue humorously and compellingly addresses the four root problems he sees, as well as solutions that can reverse the continuing decline of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students in America’s educational system.

If you need assistance with the video, contact the IT Help Desk, helpdesk@k-state.edu, 785-532-7722 (toll-free 800-865-6143).

Spire to lead “Take 5: Teaching Technologies that Work” panel at ITL conference March 4-5

(Editor’s note:  This is the second in a series about faculty demonstrations scheduled for the Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference March 4-5 at K-State. See the conference schedule and details at theitl.org.)

Lynda D. Spire

K-State faculty are sampling a variety of technologies in their daily work.  They will be sharing some of their favorites in a “Take 5” session 2:30-3:30 p.m. March 4 at Union Forum Hall as part of the Innovations in Teaching and Learning conference.

Lynda D. Spire, assistant dean for Continuing Education, is leading the discussion panel “Take 5:  Teaching Technologies that Work.”  In this Q&A, she discusses K-State’s endeavors for promoting quality e-learning and how this upcoming panel discussion introduces a range of fresh technologies for teaching and learning.  Continue reading “Spire to lead “Take 5: Teaching Technologies that Work” panel at ITL conference March 4-5″

Cytek, Zoom, Office Works and others sponsor the Innovations in Teaching and Learning conference

By Cathy Rodriguez

ITL

The 2013 Innovations in Teaching and Learning conference is thankful to its many sponsors, two of which are giving workshops March 4.  Continue reading “Cytek, Zoom, Office Works and others sponsor the Innovations in Teaching and Learning conference”

Call for proposals: K-State Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference March 5

K-State’s new “Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference” (ITL) is announcing  a call for proposals to showcase K-State faculty’s teaching, learning, and technology used in the classroom or distance course(s). The deadline for submissions is now extended to Jan. 22, 2013, and the proposal form is available on the InnovationsInTeachingAndLearning.org website. Possible topics include:

Accessibility, Assessment and Evaluation, Active learning, Blended learning, Cloud computing, Creative course design, Collaboration, Concept maps, Copyright, Digital Photography, Discovery learning, E-textbooks, Flipped classroom, Gaming, Google Analytics, HTML 5, iPad apps, Instructional video creation, Interaction, Lecture capturing, Lab classrooms, LMS, Mobile learning, Problem-based learning, Portfolios, Social media, Simulations, Software training, Student-centered learning, Teaching with the iPad, Technology classroom, Web2.0 tools, Wikis and Blogs

This conference is a merger of two K-State conferences from previous years: the Axio conference, and the Teaching, Learning, and Technology showcase. Scheduled 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, the conference will have several hands-on workshops with presenters and the guest speaker.  Continue reading “Call for proposals: K-State Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference March 5”

CHECK Conference 2013 call-for-proposals deadline Feb. 8, 2013

(Editor’s note:  This information is from an email sent by Barbara Herbert, Office of Information Services, Pittsburg State University.)

Call for Proposals CHECK 2013
May 29 & 30, Pittsburg State University
Russ Hall and McCray Hall

Play an active role in CHECK 2013 by submitting a proposal on one of the many important IT topics in higher education. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 8, 2013.  Submit your proposal by completing the form available at tinyurl.com/CHECK2013.   Continue reading “CHECK Conference 2013 call-for-proposals deadline Feb. 8, 2013”