It can be overwhelming to keep up with the latest and greatest technologies, especially in the teaching profession. That’s one reason why Wilmington University’s Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium has been so successful.
Helmed by Instructional Technology Project Specialist Adam Voyton, the symposium is in its ninth year. Designed for faculty, instructional designers, LMS administrators, leaders in online learning, and educational technology specialists, next year’s conference is set for Monday, May 7, at the New Castle campus.
More than 120 people, including vendors and presenters, attended the 2017 conference. With a full day of workshops, panel discussions, expert testimonials and a keynote address, the conference included such topics as audience response systems, data-driven instruction, online examinations, mobile apps, presentation tools, gamification and scenario-based learning.
Says Voyton, who has been organizing the conference for the past eight years, “I think it’s a popular event because in the words of my manager, Mary Beth Youse, ‘the best teachers learn together.’”
The conference was started in 2010 by Assistant Vice President and Dean of the College of Online Experiential Learning Dr. Sallie Reissman, who has been a presenter every year. “It’s a unique event because we invite people external from WilmU,” she says. “It’s our goal that everyone attending will be inspired with many ways to incorporate new technologies into their teaching, techniques to engage students, and strategies to better utilize their intuition’s learning management system.” WU
For more information, visit wilmu.edu/edtech/tlt2017.aspx. Save the date for the next conference: Monday, May 7, 2018, starting at 8:30 a.m., at the New Castle campus.