Annual technology symposium highlights teaching practices

Left, Robert Talbert will receive the Pew Teaching with Technology Award, and Derek Bruff will give the keynote address at the Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium.
Left, Robert Talbert will receive the Pew Teaching with Technology Award, and Derek Bruff will give the keynote address at the Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium.

More than 30 faculty presentations about innovative ways to teach with technology will highlight an annual symposium sponsored by two campus departments.

The Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, at the DeVos Center. The event is sponsored by the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, and Instructional Design for eLearning.

For the first time, the symposium will include a conference for Michigan Blackboard users, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants will learn from colleagues around the state and hear what’s ahead for Blackboard.

Derek Bruff, director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching, will deliver the symposium’s keynote address at 1 p.m. in Loosemore Auditorium. Bruff’s presentation will focus on using technology to make more intentional and effective use of class time, and engage students in deeper learning.

Following Bruff’s address, Robert Talbert, associate professor of mathematics, will receive the Pew Teaching with Technology Award. Faculty presentations will run from 2-4 p.m.

Register for the Blackboard conference or see more information about the symposium by clicking here.

Watch a preview video of the symposium here.