Just this past week, EdTech took a road trip to St. Louis to attend the Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference at UMSL, sponsored by their Center for Teaching and Learning (analogous to our CERTI, I believe).
This conference is very similar in nature and scope to the Teaching and Learning Technology Conference that we held on this campus this past spring. We will be holding the next TLT Conference on April 9-10, 2009.
I did not get the opportunity to attend every session I might have liked to, but I did get to see both plenary speakers and also attend a couple of interesting sessions. I will be posting on each of those sessions/speakers in future posts so stay tuned.
We (EdTech) also had the opportunity to meet with our counterparts at UMSL and also have a meeting of the BbIC, which is the intercampus collaboration of Blackboard support folks from all four campuses. Although we routinely interact with each other via email and other communication tools, it is always nice to actually sit down face-to-face and spend time with them. It is also an opportunity to get outside of our campus and see what other folks are doing on their campuses.