The annual eLCC Professional Development Day was held October 25, 2013 at our co-sponsor’s site, Metropolitan State University of Denver. Approximately 140 attendees benefited from this free event, which included 21 concurrent presentations and a keynote address by Bridget Arend, PhD, Director of University Teaching at the University of Denver. Along with Jim Davis, Professor Emeritus at the University of Denver, Bridget recently co-authored: Facilitating Seven Ways of Learning: A Resource for more Purposeful, Effective and Enjoyable College Teaching, published in 2013 by Stylus Press
In her presentation, Dr. Arend focused on two strategies for promoting skill development, and examined how long-established learning principles can help us be more purposeful and effective when using new technologies.
Many concurrent sessions demonstrated the use of technological tools to enhance instruction including social media, Blogger, YouTube, Vimeo, Digital Storytelling, Google Hangouts, Jibjabs, Powtoons, Diigo, Top Hat, Adobe Connect and 360 photography.
Other sessions dealt with pedagogical strategies including teach backs, flipped classrooms, gaming, just in time teaching, hybrid/blended classes, and techniques to enhance online course quality.
Nicole Ellison of Regis blogged about her impressions of the event at http://rhchplearningtechnologies.blogspot.com/
Many thanks to the planning committee members, the presenters and the attendees for an outstanding event!