This year the Instructional Technology department is happy to provide an exciting new professional development opportunity for the campus community. From February 14 – 16 we have subscribed to the online version of the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting. There is no cost for you to attend any of the sessions. To view the program and to register for a session on campus please visit: http://tinyurl.com/wooster-eli (you will need to login with your Wooster credentials).
ELI is a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to advancing learning through information technology innovation. ELI is a strategic initiative of EDUCAUSE. While EDUCAUSE serves those interested in advancing higher education through technology, ELI specifically explores innovative technologies and practices that advance learning. As these innovations mature, ELI works with the larger EDUCAUSE community to integrate them into the higher education mainstream.
Here’s the conference abstract:
“Educating in the Open: Philosophies, Innovations, and Stories.”
We’ll explore the many meanings of “openness”: open textbooks, open curriculum, open research, and open resources, as well as openness to new ideas. Today’s technologies have transformed the way we interact and engage with the world around us. New devices, services, and effective practices have increased access to information while new policies and philosophies that explore openness have accelerated that change. The growth of social networks and virtual communities has transformed the learning environment into an interactive place to share and build content and community using collaborative systems.
For more information visit: http://net.educause.edu/eli11
Please contact Matt Gardzina, Director of Instructional Technology, x2057 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.