Current Events and Conferences

2018 LTDC Virtual Conference

This virtual conference offers an opportunity for sharing your successes and challenges in teaching with technology. You will connect with other practitioners without travel expenses and time commitment. This showcase highlights a variety of strategies and approaches to teaching and learning from every campus of the UW-System. It will be held April 3-4, 2018.

The sharing of projects, best practices, and innovations from across the UW-System is the heart of the showcase.  This year’s theme is Changes: Moving Forward. However, you are welcome to submit any relevant topic you are passionate about.  We encourage sessions that involve collaboration, use of appropriate and acceptable technologies, multiple institution, and multiple discipline proposals.

There will be five breakout session categories: Digital Learning Environment, Student Engagement, Teaching and Learning Best Practices, How to and Resources, and Technology. Concurrent sessions will consist of 45 minute presentations: 30 minutes for the topic and 15 minutes for questions and answers. All sessions will be given via webconferencing software. Sessions will be recorded and available for archive viewing, so you and your colleagues can refer back to past sessions. Proposals are due November 30. Successful proposals will be notified in February. More details: Submit a Proposal.

Past Events and Conferences

UW-System Showcases

The UWS Learning Technology Development Council sponsors annual showcase conferences to promote sharing of campus expertise and provide opportunities for collaboration in learning technology areas to advance the mission of teaching and learning on our campuses.  Please join us for next year’s conference or watch archives of previous conferences.

2017 LTDC Virtual Showcase

In the spirit of the mission of the Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC) to facilitate the sharing of technology best practices and discovering innovative ways of using technology in teaching and learning, the LTDC sponsored this virtual conference. Read more and view recorded sessions at the 2017 Virtual Conference Site.

2016 Virtual Showcase

In the spirit of the mission of the Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC) to facilitate the sharing of technology best practices and discovering innovative ways of using technology in teaching and learning, the LTDC sponsored this virtual conference. Read more and view recorded sessions at the 2016 Virtual Conference Site.

2015 Virtual Showcase

In the spirit of the mission of the Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC) to facilitate the sharing of technology best practices and discovering innovative ways of using technology in teaching and learning, the LTDC sponsored this virtual conference. Read more and view recorded sessions at the 2015 Virtual Conference Site.

2014 Virtual Showcase

In the spirit of the mission of the Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC) to facilitate the sharing of technology best practices and discovering innovative ways of using technology in teaching and learning, the LTDC sponsored this virtual conference. Read more and view recorded sessions at the 2014 Virtual Conference Site.

 

2012-2013 Regional Showcases

In the spirit of the mission of the LTDC to facilitate the sharing of technology best practices and discovering innovative ways of using technology in teaching and learning, the LTDC sponsored four Regional Showcases on Technology in Teaching and Learning for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Learning Forums

The UWS Learning Technology Development Council sponsors learning forums to promote sharing of campus expertise and provide opportunities for collaboration in learning technology areas to advance the mission of teaching and learning on our campuses.  Please join us for live sessions or watch archives of previous forums.

Visual Networks as an Illustration of "Technogration"

December 2015

Presentation by: Todd Dresser and Luke Konkol UW-Green Bay

Technogrations, or, the art of adding technologies to a course to add value without undue burden

Topics to be addressed:

•Definitions and examples of visual networks

•Assignments that use visual networking tools

•Networks within the frame of “technogrations”

View the December 10, 2015 recording here.

Making the Most of Your Faculty Development Program for Online and Blended Teaching

November 2015

Presentation by: Dylan Barth, UW-Milwaukee and Nicole Weber, UW-Whitewater

As with the higher educational landscape itself, faculty development programs for online and blended teaching must continue to evolve in order to more effectively engage with online and blended instructors who employ increasingly sophisticated approaches and tools for teaching. Many of the innovative ways that instructors can engage students in their courses can be further leveraged in faculty development programs to increase engagement, learning, and success for faculty participants.

With less time and resources and with more demand for pedagogical mentorship, faculty developers must consider new methods of engaging, retaining, and inspiring faculty and teaching academic staff to make themost of their faculty development programs for online and blended teaching. Learning space designs, games and gamification, badging, mobile learning, and adaptive learning all have the potential to transform how institutions approach online and blended faculty development.

While pedagogical best practices cannot uniformly translate into faculty development and training, this forum will aim to explore the varying ways that technology and pedagogical innovations can inform the online and blended faculty development experience. 

View the November 19, 2015 recording here.

Lightning Can Strike Twice: How To Supercharge Technology Training

September 2015

Presented by Jim A Jorstad, UW-La Crosse, Director of IT-Client Services and Patty Fairchild, UW-La Crosse, D2L Site Administrator

This session will focus on proven strategies to engage faculty and staff in technology literacy and training. Participants will learn how to accurately assess campus technology training needs, how to develop engaging sustained programming, improve campus communications, and document successes through analytics. View a recording from the September 10, 2015 session.

 

Exploring the 2015 Horizon Report

August 2015

Presentation by Matt Russell, UW-Milwaukee

The August 20th forum is a special presentation by UW-Milwaukee’s Matt Russell. Dr. Russell is the Programming coordinator at the Center for Instructional and Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

For a copy of the 2015 Higher Education Edition of the Horizon report, visit: http://www.nmc.org/publication/nmc-horizon-
report-2015-higher-education-edition/ View a recording from the August 20, 2015 presentation.

Online and Blended Instructor Courses

June 2015

Do you have new faculty on campus who have never taught an online or blended course?  How are you helping them prepare for this new educational endeavor?  In this session we will look at a new Online Instructor Certification initiative at UW Oshkosh and a successful blended cohort model used by UW Colleges.  In addition to hearing what these campuses are doing we look forward to finding out what other campuses around the state have in place to assist new and experienced faculty.  View recording from Thursday, June 11, 2015.

Virtual Showcase - Where Do We Go From Here?

May 2015

Let’s discuss the keynotes from the Virtual Conference. How do we rise up to Curtis Bonk’s challenge to “jump in and build the changes we want to see” in online education? From Sarah Horton, what would our practice look like if “we define accessibility as making a commitment and demonstrating progress”? What implications do the issues raised during the Showcase mean for UWS, my campus and or me?  View recording from Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Using Quality Matters for Course Development

March 2015

Learn about UW-Superior’s experiences, strategies and development process for implementing Quality Matters into the instructional design process. The goal of this session is to ignite conversations on Quality Matters, encourage sharing and collaborative learning.  View recording from Thursday, March 12, 2015.

Web conferencing - The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

February 2015

In this session, colleagues will describe alternative web conferencing programs that they use to Blackboard Collaborate. View recording from Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Public Writing on the Internet

December 2014

Participate in an online presentation on the sharing and presentation of student work using wikis and social media. Todd Dresser and Joanne Dolan of UW-Green Bay will present and lead discussion. View live Thursday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m. US Central Time.