“Re-imagining Education: Tools and Challenges” is the theme for this year’s annual SIDLIT conference on the latest technologies, strategies, and forward-thinking for higher education professionals. The free event is Thursday-Friday, Aug. 2-3, at Johnson County Community College, and registration is required. (Create a free account before registering. If you already have one, sign in and the registration form will appear.) Early registration is recommended as registration fills up fast.
This year’s schedule of presentations has 37 topics on Day 1, and 26 topics on Day 2. Attendees may find it difficult to choose between the variety of sessions, as up to 10 run concurrently during session timeslots. A sample of topics to pique your interest:
- The Accelerated Course: The Future Learning Model
- Implementing E-Books: Faculty and Student Experiences
- Teaching with an iPad
- Social Media & Online Tools: or OMG! My teacher just Tweeted me!
- Copyright in the Age of Anything Goes
- Game Design Workshop 2.0
- Gesture Based Computing: Using the Microsoft Kinect in Your Curriculum
- Using the LiveScribe Pen for Teaching Writing
- The Advent of Web Scale Discovery Tools: What it Means for Undergraduate Research
- What Every Online Instructor Needs to Know About Assistive Technology and Universal Design
- Read&Write Gold: a Tool for Every Hand
SIDLIT (the Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology) is sponsored by Colleague to Colleague (C2C), a professional association of faculty, staff, and administrators from Kansas and Missouri institutions.
Lawrence V. Gould, provost and chief academic officer at Fort Hays State University, will give the keynote on ”Building Empires of Collaboration: Aligning and Using the Social Web to Enhance Higher Education’s Value Proposition”.
Visit the SIDLIT 2012 website for more details.