Please join us for the Educational Technology Showcase on Friday, February 21, 2020. This free teaching with technology symposium is an exciting new forum spotlighting the latest in learning technology. Come network with others interested in and using educational technologies in their classrooms and visit with UofSC’s educational technology partners to experience the latest technologies hands-on.
Come and learn how faculty at UofSC and other experts from around the southeast are creatively using educational technology in their classes to improve student learning. The Educational Technology Showcase Agenda [pdf] features concurrent sessions on integrative and online learning techniques, automated response systems, Blackboard tools, and much more. Visit with UofSC industry partners who provide and support UofSC’s instructional technologies and see hands-on demonstrations throughout the day. We know you have questions—come and ask our partners about the tools you use here at UofSC and get some creative ideas to take back to YOUR class.
Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, February 16, 11:59 p.m.
We are pleased to feature our keynote speaker, Flower Darby, Director of Teaching for Students Success at Northern Arizona University. Flower Darby celebrates and promotes excellent teaching for the sake of our students and their learning. She’s taught for over 23 years in English, Educational Technology, Leadership, Dance and Pilates. Darby teaches face-to-face, blended and online classes at NAU, and she also teaches online classes at Estrella Mountain Community College. She loves to apply effective teaching principles and practices across the disciplines and to help others do the same. Flower speaks, writes, presents and consults on teaching and learning theory and practice both nationally and internationally. She’s the author, with James M. Lang, of Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes (2019).
Flower’s Keynote address, “Small Teaching Online: Practical Strategies to Enhance Learning in Online Environments” will address the unique challenges that online courses present for both students and faculty. She will guide participants in exploring practical, evidence-based changes that can be made in online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant gains in student engagement and learning. Whether you are new or experienced online faculty, teach in blended or face-to-face formats, you’ll leave with easy activities and minor course design modifications to enhance your efforts in the classroom, and simple changes to your communication with online students, based on the approach outlined in James M. Lang's book, Small Teaching.
Questions? Call the Center for Teaching Excellence at 803-777-8322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.