Community Engagement: More than a Theme

The theme of this year’s TLT Symposium is “Community Engagement and the Culture of Teaching and Learning”.  It aligns well with Clay Shirky’s recent books, which describe examples of communities coming together to solve problems, teach...

Early Work for the Program Team

In early summer, even before the Symposium teams are fully formed, we began talking about the theme for 2011 and who we should ask to be our keynote speaker.  Those two elements really set the tone of the day and often shape the rest of the Program Team’s...

Reflecting on the Symposium Process

The annual TLT Symposium happens in mid-spring, but the people who put on the event think about it throughout the year.  This year, I’ve been asked to serve as the head of the Program Team for the Symposium, which is primarily responsible for figuring out...

Blackboard Demonstration

I’m at a demonstration of Blackboard that is being delivered by a combination of Blackboard and former ANGEL staff.  The demo covers their current version, BB9, not what they plan to develop as part of their Next Generation strategy. Blackboard’s...

Symposium Blog Posts on Twitter

As of today, blog posts made on the Blogs at Penn State platform and tagged with tltsym should appear on the TLT Symposium account on Twitter.  That’s assuming everything works out.  To do this, I am using a site called TwitterFeed that should repost...
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