Yes, the Call for Proposals for the Spring, 2015 Teaching, Learning & Student Development (TLSD) is open. Please click on the attached flyer for more details. The conference website can be accessed by clicking here. See you there.
The New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC) held its Fall conference in November. The title, The Interactive Classroom: Collaboration and Learning in Higher Education, captured an audience from around New England and the Keynote Address by Dr. Eric Mazur discussed his Peer Instruction method for teaching large lecture classes interactively. Concurrent sessions included topics about Team-Based Learning, Modeling Instruction in Science, Using Conflict to Promote Change, Clicking & Flipping in Classrooms, etc. Excellent discussions followed many of the concurrent sessions and Dr. Mazur’s talk was inspirational. He provided the following links for those interested in reading about or utilizing some of his ideas:
The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) conference in Boston focused on ePortfolios and the research and practice around them. Among many others, sessions included:
There were many creative uses of ePortfolios and many stories of success and challenges. There was also an opportunity to view a library of ePortfolios to compare and get ideas from. Overall, it is apparent that the use of ePortfolios is much larger than originally thought evidenced by participants from around the world. It was a great opportunity to share and hear ideas.