Teaching & Learning with Technology Symposium

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.

Each Symposium also includes the formal presentation of the university's Teaching & Learning with Technology Award, awarded by the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center. Whether you're looking for ideas and simply want to celebrate your colleagues' accomplishments, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Symposium Videos

Not able to make it to the Symposium? Just want to relive the experience?

Go Mobile

This year we have a new mobile-friendly Symposium website. You can use the site to follow the schedule, get additional information about presentations, and even keep track of which presenters you'd like to see. Think of this as your Symposium program on steroids.

Symposiums Past

Speaker, schedule, and presenter information from previous years.

We Want You!

We will soon be accepting proposals for e-poster presentations at this year's Symposium. Look for more information soon.

We are now accepting proposals for the 2015-2016 Teaching & Learning with Technology Symposium. Proposals are due by February 19, 2016. Notifications will be sent out by February 26, 2016.

Keynote Live Stream

Unable to make it to campus on March 11? The keynote addresses for both the miBUG and Symposium will be streamed online.

Symposium in Photos

Experience this year's Symposium through our photo gallery.

Watch the Video

Did you miss last year's Symposium? Or maybe you just want to relive the experience? We'd suggest watching the highlights video.

Program Information for 2015–2016

Mary Idema Pew Library multipurpose room
(Allendale Campus)
1pm - 1:15pm
  • Symposium welcome
  • Acknowledgement of FTLC Technology award winners
1:15pm - 1:50pm
  • Keynote Address
1:50pm - 2pm
  • Audience questions
2pm - 4pm
  • Faculty e-poster presentations
  • Presentation of the FTLC Teaching & Learning Award

Symposium Video

Not able to make it to the Symposium? Just want to relive the experience? Please enjoy these videos of the symposium as a whole and of Topper and Lancaster's keynote.

Symposium Photos

Experience this year's Symposium through our photo gallery.

Robert Talbert
Associate Professor of Mathematics, GVSU
Matthew Boelkins
Professor of Mathematics, GVSU
Keynote Address
How can technology extend the humanity of learners? A dialogue.

Raffle Winners

Blue Snowball microphone
Jeff SykesDisability Support Resources
Bluetooth speaker
Lara JaskiewiczHealth Administration
Portable device charger
Julia VanderMolenAllied Health
Gisella LicariModern Languages
Jeroen WagendorpGeography
"Design for How People Learn" by Julie Dirksen
Matt RuenUniversity Libraries
"Make It Stick" by Peter Brown et al
Mallory TraxlerPhysics
"Never Send a Human to Do a Machine's Job" by Yong Zhao et al
Matt HartChemistry
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