Transformational Learning Opportunities

posted Aug 11, 2010, 11:00 AM by Andria Stokes   [ updated Feb 4, 2012, 9:10 AM by Andria Stokes ]
Welcome to the transformational learning opportunities page! This tab provides scheduled seminars and training at Avila, informal Dine & Discussion sessions, and external online and onground seminars. Make sure to review all posts as some are free of charge.

Internal Opportunities


Pod Cast. Listen any time just click below
 E-Portfolios and the Problem of Learning in the "Post-Course" Era 

Within a larger cultural context characterized by social networks and webs 
of connection, colleges and universities must consider the idea that "courses"--as bounded, discrete entities--are no longer the center of undergraduate learning and engagement. Dr. Bass will argue that this current context challenges us to take seriously the shift in proportion between formal learning and informal learning, individual and group learning, and content knowledge and knowledge-making in practice. E-portfolios, when implemented effectively, can play a critical role in helping students--and campuses--shift to a more embodied way of looking at learning, where learning is participatory, emergent, and boundary-spanning.

Randall Bass, Associate Professor of English, Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning Initiatives, and Executive Director, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, Georgetown University
(Posted on Wed, 27 04 2011 12:00:10)

External Opportunities

Join Steve Hargadon now for a #ConnectedPD First Fridays Twitter chat on "24/7 Professional Development and Social Media" where we talk about my believe that the power of educational networking should bring about an entirely new world when it comes to professional development.  More information and how to participate at

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISSOTL) serves faculty members, staff, and students who care about teaching and learning as serious intellectual work. The goal of the Society is to foster inquiry and disseminate findings about what improves and articulates post-secondary learning and teaching.

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Supported by the Campus Program of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, this tutorialwas developed by Indiana University Bloomington and Samuel Thompson. (For most effective viewing, use the latest [free] version of Quicktime.)

EDUCATING FOR PERSONAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: A Twenty-First-Century Imperative in Long Beach, California - October 13-15, 2011. Register by August 25 for best conference rates.

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Toward a Flourishing State? in Providence, Rhode Island - November 3-5, 2011.Register by September 9 for best conference rates.