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Center for Teaching Excellence

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In its efforts to enhance the pedagogical knowledge and effectiveness of all who teach at USC, the Center for Teaching Excellence sponsors yearly teaching symposiums that encourage and provide support for excellence in teaching. 


Oktoberbest: A Celebration of Teaching

All UofSC faculty, instructors and graduate teaching assistants are invited to participate in the tenth annual Oktoberbest: A Celebration of Teaching on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Russel House University Union. Oktoberbest is a free one-day symposium focused on sharing best practices in teaching. The Oktoberbest schedule has a wide variety of workshops on topics ranging from active learning and online course development to critical thinking and integrative learning. 

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Educational Technology Showcase

The Educational Technology Showcase is an exciting forum spotlighting the latest in higher education technology used for teaching and learning. UofSC faculty and other experts from around the country give presentations on how they are creatively using educational technology in and beyond their classrooms to improve student learning. The spring 2020 Educational Technology Showcase will be held Friday, February 21 at the Russell House University Union.

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Virtual Teaching Conference

Virtual Reality (VR) and related technologies – augmented reality, extended reality, 360º video, etc. – have the potential to revolutionize higher education. The purpose of this conference is to bring together research on the use of these technologies in higher education and practical applications of these tools that are in use in classrooms or are in development. The conference will take place March 8-10, 2020 on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.

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