This is the nineteenth year of a highly successful international conference stressing the applications of learning and motivation research and theory and technology to higher education learning. Emphasis is on research and practice in teaching and learning—with focus on uses of innovative learning strategies and the Internet in face-to-face, blended and online course development and teaching. This year’s conference will again include a focus on strategies to improve online learner support services. The conference is expected to provide 250 or more faculty presentations to 1,000 attendees in all academic fields from throughout the world.
The conference includes both 25 and 45 minute presentations as well as poster sessions. Awards will continue to be presented to faculty nominated by their institutions for highly innovative contributions to teaching, learning, and technology, and the conference will again sponsor the Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology. The Boyer Award recipient will be selected by an international faculty panel and will receive a $5,000 cash award funded by McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions. The conference will also again publish “Selected Papers from the International Conference,” containing 12 to 20 of the most outstanding papers submitted to the conference, as judged by a faculty committee. The conference will honor the author of the “Best Conference Paper” among those contained in this publication, which is covered by APA’s PsycINFO.
Recognizing the importance of America’s future higher education faculty, the conference will continue to offer a track designed to provide a forum for graduate students to meet, present, and discuss their teaching and research projects and interests. This track will include a special registration fee for graduate student-presented poster sessions, with a session reserved just for graduate students and an award for the best graduate student poster presentation.
CONFERENCE DATES AND PLACE
The conference will be held April 14-18, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Located in the heart of downtown Jacksonville, on the northeastern Florida coast, the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is a vibrant and exciting venue, offering a unique blend of entertainment, luxurious accommodations, and stunning vistas. Some of the nation’s finest beaches and golf courses are just a short drive away, and the country’s oldest city, St. Augustine is within a 45 minute drive.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Higher education faculty from all disciplines
• Graduate students from all disciplines
• Teaching/learning center faculties
• Instructional Designers
• Online support staff
• Training/development staff
The Nineteenth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning seeks proposals dealing with successful practices and research to improve higher education learning. We are especially interested in proposals combine innovative learning strategies, such as constructivist, immersive and cooperative learning, as well as learning communities, with uses of the Web and advanced technologies. All proposals must be submitted electronically either via the Web or e-mail.
The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2007.
Proposals must be identified as ONE of six tracks as follows:
Track 1: Innovative Teaching/Learning Strategies in the Classroom
Track 2: Online Learning in the University
Track 3: Online Learning in the Community College
Track 4: New Horizons: Immersion Learning/New Technologies
Track 5: Online Support Services
Track 6: Assessment/Evaluation of Learning Outcomes
Track 7: Graduate Student Teaching/Research Projects
TYPE/LENGTH OF PRESENTATIONS
The Regular presentation type will be theater style seating for 25 or 45 minute presentations. Interactive presentation style is emphasized. Most rooms will be equipped with multimedia presentation systems. Poster Sessions are two-hour presentations which take place in a large ballroom. Each poster session participant is assigned to a booth and the conference provides a free standing poster board, a table and electricity at each booth.
September 30, 2007 EARLY SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS FOR PAPERS, POSTER SESSIONS, AND AWARD NOMINATIONS
November 1, 2007 Early Notification of Selection of Proposals for Proposals submitted by September 30 Deadline
November 30 , 2007 FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS FOR PAPERS, POSTER SESSIONS, AND AWARD NOMINATIONS
January 31 , 2008 Final Notification of Selection of Proposals
March 13, 2008 Conference Registration Fee Due; Deadline for Hotel Reservations
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