What is the TLT Symposium?
The Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology is an annual one-day event to showcase ways that technology can be used to enhance teaching, learning, and research. Our intent is give faculty the opportunity to share how they are using technology in unique ways, network with other colleagues, and generate new project ideas.
Who presents at the Symposium?
The Symposium is intended to be a for-faculty, by-faculty event. We would like each presentation to be led by at least one faculty member, but staff and students can be part of the presentation in a supporting role.
Who can attend the Symposium?
The Symposium is mainly targeted to Penn State faculty, although instructional designers, education technologists, and multimedia developers also attend. Graduate students who are teaching courses or who are part of Symposium presentations are also invited to attend. At this time, the Symposium is not open to people outside of Penn State.
Who should attend?
Attending the Symposium will be of value to you if you are a Penn State faculty or staff member and you:
- Use technology in your course to enhance teaching and learning
- Wish to learn more about education technology to potentially use in a course
- Wish to discuss uses of technologies for teaching and accompanying issues with your peers
- Help design resident, online, or hybrid courses
- Are interested in the impact that the creation and consumption of multimedia has on learning
- Wish to explore the impact and future direction of Web 2.0 technologies such as blogs, microblogs like Twitter, wikis, podcasts, YouTube, social networking, and social bookmarking in the educational sphere
What does it cost to attend the Symposium?
There is no registration cost to the Symposium, but if you are traveling from another campus, you will have to cover your travel and lodging costs.
Are funds available to support travel for people who are not at the University Park campus?
We have some funds available to support the travel of people who would like to present at the Symposium. So if you think you may have trouble affording the travel and lodging costs, you may want to put together a session proposal. This also helps the University Park faculty and staff understand the unique needs that arise at the other
When is the next Symposium?
The 2013 Symposium is planned for Saturday, March 16 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.
Are recordings of the sessions available?
Yes. During the Symposium, we make video recordings of the keynote and lunch sessions and audio recordings of the breakout sessions (if permission has been granted by the presenters).
Who organizes the Symposium?
The Symposium is organized by Teaching and Learning with Technology, a unit of Information Technology Services, a group that focuses on working with faculty to enhance their teaching, learning, and research.
What other events does Teaching and Learning with Technology offer?
Throughout the year, TLT organizes other events and brings in external speakers. For an up-to-date list of these events, please visit the TLT Web site.
Who should I ask if I have additional questions beyond what is covered here?
If you have additional questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org