Friday, January 13: Please Join Us for the 23rd Annual Ann Ferren Conference on Teaching, Research and Learning

Friday, January 13, 2012, 8:00am – 5:30pm

Mary Graydon Center and Library

The Center for Teaching, Research and Learning is pleased to invite all AU faculty and staff to attend the Ann Ferren Conference on Teaching, Research and Learning. The conference will be held on January 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Mary Graydon Center at American University. This year’s program will feature 30 sessions, an early breakfast with cohort breakout sessions and thematic roundtable discussions, and a luncheon with a plenary speech titled “Social networked learning in complex information environments” by George Siemens, Associate Director of the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University. A dessert reception follows the third session with live jazz music and raffle prizes.

Registration for the 2012 Ann Ferren Conference is now open.

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The New Media Center is participating in the conference as well! Our Best Practices for Multimedia Assignments session runs from 2:00pm – 3:15pm – location TBA. 37 faculty and staff members are already registered for the session!
See description below:

205: Best Practices for Multimedia Assignments

Todd Chappell (New Media Center), John Doolittle (SOC) and Nanette Levinson (SIS)

Are multimedia assignments effective pedagogical tools? Absolutely. In this session you will learn strategies for creating multimedia assignments which will extend your students’ understanding of class material and reinforce persuasive presentation techniques. This session will also provide an understanding of the workflows and time-frames necessary to complete various multimedia projects (audio, video, websites, etc…), reasonable expectations for student assignments and the resources available on campus to assist your students with multimedia projects.

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