Let's keep the conversation going with the TLT Symposium eXchange!
TLT Symposium was, once again, great! Now what?
Provost Nicholas Jones, Vice Provost for Information Technology Kevin Morooney, and Vice President for Outreach and Vice Provost for Online Education Craig Weidemann want to keep the exciting conversations that took place at the Symposium going and are reaching out to Penn State’s leading thinkers of teaching and learning to help shape the University’s strategic plan for Transforming Education. In an effort to achieve that goal and to engage the TLT Symposium participants (and others they invite) in ongoing conversation designed to improve teaching and learning at Penn State, promote community, identify collaborators, and share interests we have created the TLT Symposium eXchange.
The first TLT Symposium eXchange event will take place on Tuesday, April 22 from 3 – 4:30 pm via Adobe Connect. The discussion topic will be “What will Penn State look like in 20 years?” Attendees will post their initial thoughts into a cloud poll in the main meeting room. After a large group discussion facilitated by Kyle Peck, co-director of COIL, attendees will break off into smaller Adobe Connect meeting rooms based on the following themes framed around the overall topic: Increasing Quality, Personalization, Competency-based Learning, Cost Effectiveness, and Access. Facilitators in each of the breakout rooms will share the content from each respective breakout in a final discussion back in the main meeting room to finish the session.
The ideas generated from this session will be sent to all attendees for you to rate based on importance and what is doable. These results will then be sent to senior leadership to inform the ITS strategic planning theme of “Transforming Education.” We also invite attendees to share these results with your own strategic planning teams.
To register for the Symposium eXchange and choose which breakout topic you’d like to discuss, please fill out the online form.
Thanks again for making the TLT Symposium a great event and for considering joining the eXchange to make the Symposium an event that keeps on giving.
We'll take a short break to look back at a fantastic 2014 Symposium, but we're already thinking about how we can push the limits of awesome in 2015! Please mark your calendars for March 21, 2015, and please check out the text block to the left for information on upcoming (and great) 2014 TLT events and how to attend.