Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The 9th Annual SLATE Conference ~ October 13-14, 2011 in Chicago, IL.

The 9th Annual SLATE Conference will be held on October 13-14, 2011 in Chicago, IL. This conference has become a premier event in the Midwest and has attracted participants from around the world in higher-ed, K-12, government, and the corporate sector. Realizing that everyone has the same challenges and issues (no matter the platform) this conference reaches out to institutions and individuals that are using and supporting technology and web-based teaching tools tools such as Blackboard’s family of products (WebCT, Angel), along with Moodle or other open source systems. Here is your opportunity to share your experiences and expertise with friends and colleagues and learn from each other.

Call for Papers
We invite submissions for presentations, panel discussions, or working group activities (now through July 15, 2011) which can cover a broad range of topics that relate to best practices, innovative, engaging, and pedagogically sound uses of technology in teaching and learning, etc. The conference theme of “build it better,” hopes to ask the next question, explore new possibilities, and develop sound models that can be implemented in online, distance education, and classroom instruction.

Some of the topics presented in past conferences included:

• Using Podcasting to Meet the Needs of Millennial Students
• Platform-Independent Course Design
• Teaching Writing Using Blogs and Wikis
• Student GPA and Course Delivery Methods
• Using Technology Tools to Ensure Faculty Success
• Online Assessment Strategies
• Using Your CMS as a Retention Tool