Tech Symposium 2017 with Thomas Tobin

Each March, Grand Valley's Teaching & Learning with Technology Symposium provides an opportunity for faculty to showcase how they're putting technology to use in their teaching. Faculty and staff from across the university gather for this afternoon of fun, food, and presentations. Symposiums also include a keynote speech from leading figures in the field of instructional technology.

This year's Symposium was held Wednesday March 22 at the downtown Pew campus. It featured a keynote by Thomas Tobin, Coordinator for Learning Technologies at the Center for Teaching and Learning at Northeastern Illinois University. Dr. Tobin's keynote was titled "Universal Design for Learning: Way Beyond Disabilities."

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Photo from a past symposium

How Do I Start?

Are you interested in teaching a hybrid or an online course? To learn more about the process involved in proposing courses and being certified to teach online, please visit the Faculty Resources for Online Education page. To learn how to become an approved online or hybrid instructor, please visit the webpage for our Foundations workshop.

About Us

Our goal is to develop confident and competent faculty, prepared to teach in blended and fully online learning environments, who are able to integrate technology in a way that is learner-centered and pedagogically sound.

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