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TechFest 2019 - Save the Date!

4th Annual TechFest to be held on Friday, March 1, 2019

December 4, 2018 10:21 AM

On Friday, March 1, 2019, DoIT's Instructional Technology Team will hold its fourth annual TechFest.  TechFest traditionally brings the campus community together to share and demonstrate ways technology can both support and improve the efficiency of day-to-day activities including academics. This year, participants are in for a double treat as Instructional Technology partners with the Faculty Development Center to bring you day celebrating technology, teaching and learning!  

The Faculty Development Center will also be holding their Symposium sponsored by the Provost's office on the same day which will include a poster session and luncheon with keynote address by renowned speaker Randy Bass.

Key themes for this year’s TechFest include (but are not limited to) the following:

·         Using Learning Technologies for Instruction and Engagement (LTIE)

·         Using Data Collection and Analytics to Inform Instruction, Measure Success, and Prompt Intervention (DCA)

·         Integrating Technology Tools into Best Practices (TBP)

 

Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

Are you a student, faculty, or staff member interested in leading a 45-minute workshop session on one of the three themes, presenting a poster on teaching and learning, or providing a brief overview of an instructional technology tool in the Technology Test Kitchen?  Then start planning the abstract for your proposal.  A Call for Proposals will be issued soon.  Past Session topics have included Clickers, Blackboard, iCloud, Accessibility, Phishing, CourseArc, and Lynda.com.  New topics are encouraged and appreciated.

 View the Call for Proposals here.

Submit your proposal by following this link.

 

For more information about TechFest, be on the lookout for future posts regarding proposal deadlines and event registration.  You can also contact us at techfest19@umbc.edu