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Course Development - Marija Franetovic
At the May 17th 2011 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Academy Conference held at Eastern Michigan University, keynote speaker John Tagg presented “Using SoTL to Dispel the Fog of Learning.” His presentation emphasized the difference between the teaching and the learning paradigm, as co-authored in an article with Robert Barr that was published in the Nov/Dec 1995 issue of Change: “From Teaching to Learning: A New Paradigm for Higher Education.”
The keynote presentation highlighted education being prolific in advancing research and excellence in all disciplines, however that the same rigor and meaning has yet to be associated with its own scholarship of teaching and learning discipline.
To find out more about SoTL, please visit the SoTL Tutorial.
To submit an article to IJ-SoTL, please visit:
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This year’s conference at Oakland University will examine specific examples about how openness is implemented in higher education and the importance of increasing the transparency and accessibility of knowledge.
We will offer three tracks, Open Education (open educational resources), Open Access (library journals) and Open Source (open computer code and ramifications), to further explore this topic as it relates to faculty, librarians and instructional technologists respectively.
Our keynote speaker is Ray Schroeder, Professor Emeritus of Communication, and founding director of the Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He will speak about The Open Future of Higher Education.
Thursday May 26, 2011
8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Includes continental breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.
Attend in person or online via Elluminate.
See the schedule and register at:
For questions, contact:
Cathy Cheal, Nic Bongers, or Diane Underwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-370-3661
A Little History about the TLT Award
The idea for the TLT Award resulted from the Reinventing Teaching and Learning through Technology (RTLT) Task Force. The Task Force included representative faculty from each college and representatives from departments which dealt directly with the use of technology, such as the Center for Teaching and Learning, eLearning Services, the Library, etc. At the end of the RTLT Task Force term, a report was generated with recommendations. The TLT Award stemmed from the recommendation that each year - a deserving faculty member would be honored by Lawrence Tech University for his or her innovative teaching and learning with technology.
The TLT award recognizes use of technology to create innovative approaches and support of teaching strategies and student learning experiences; the discipline-specific nature of the innovative use; and how through the use of technology student learning engagement may be increased.
2009 and 2010 TLT Awards
3rd Annual 2011 TLT Award
TLT Award Nomination and Selection Process
Faculty that wish their nomination to be
considered by the TLT Award Committee may:
a) Contact Marija Franetovic (email@example.com) for assistance, questions or examples on developing the narrative for the nomination process. Faculty members are also encouraged to disseminate their innovation internally and through future scholarship of teaching and learning with technology.
b) Forward the narrative to Dr. Richard Bush (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of eLearning Services, by March 14, 2011.
The narratives and the associated TLT Award rubric will be used to assist in the selection process. Award finalists will be selected by the TLT Award Committee including Constance Bodurow, last year’s TLT Awardee, the Academic Deans, the Director of eLearning Services, and the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning with the award winner selected by the Provost.
The TLT Award program has been successful for 3 consecutive years by facilitating the sharing of best practices and
by supporting innovative colleagues and teachers who use technology to teach and engage Lawrence Tech University students.