The University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to partner with Penn State University and the University Arts London in hosting the 8th annual Designs on e-Learning Conference. The theme identified for 2 013’s conference is “The Art of Disruptive Engagement”. Slated for September 11, 12 and 13, 2 013 the conference will focus on one of the major challenges of 21st century higher education: determining the optimal uses of emerging technologies for student engagement.
Threads for sessions include:
- exploring open environments
- grappling with the full spectrum of digital literacies in the classroom
- shifting roles of teachers
- accessing and assessing the value of emerging technologies for the classroom
- clarifying intellectual property issues
- shifting power dynamics in the academy
As digital technologies continue to evolve and transform the pedagogic landscape, we face exciting and innovative possibilities for the future of education. The Designs on e-Learning (DeL) conference leads, fosters and illuminates innovative practices, in teaching and learning with technology in art, design and communication.
The 2 013 DeL conference will explore the impact of these shifts on our teaching practices, and question how we can maximize their potential for improving student learning. This is an opportunity to collectively generate ideas, tackle problems, and share best practices. The format of the conference will vary, incorporating panel discussions, presentations and keynote speakers.
The Designs on e-Learning 2 013 Conference will be held on and around UNCW’s campus. A block of hotel rooms has been designated for guests at the Holiday Inn Resort on Wrightsville Beach. Daily transportation will be provided from the Holiday Inn to the conference venue and to the signature reception slated for the evening of Wednesday, September 11.