One of the cool things about ETS is that we are responsible for the annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning with Technology. Last year you may recall we had a great time and tried all sorts of new things — blogging from the sessions, podcasting, Flickr photo posting, and more to try and enhance and grow our community. This year we are pushing even harder.
One of the things I was very interested in doing was seeing if we could create a series of talks leading up to the Symposium that would pull leaders from our campus out and have them give talks. I wanted it to be a first rate series … with a great room and great speakers so as to help inspire others. I think the Fall 2006 series fits that bill. We have Kyle Peck, Brian Smith, David Passmore, and Rose Baker all doing some very interesting things. The thing I like the best is that these talks all have a very student centric tone to them. It will be good. The room is a wonderful space in the union building and will add to the overall feel of each talk. Below is the announcement. If you happen to be in the area on the dates, please let me know and we’ll make sure you can attend … and yes, we’ll be delivering enhance podcasts of each talk.
Teaching and Learning with Technology is proud to announce the TLT Innovators Speaker Series. Beginning October 2006, this new series will feature Penn State faculty presenting perspectives and approaches for teaching with technology. These presentations, are designed to inspire faculty to develop their own ideas for enhancing their courses with technological components and will continue until the 2007 Symposium, to be held on April 14, 2007.