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LearnTech U - Excellence in Learning + Technology Worldwide - AACE

LearnTech U – Excellence in Learning + Technology Worldwide

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Upcoming Online Courses:

Career Development Series: LTU has assembled a series of courses and activities to enhance the career development of education professionals. While targeted for new and early-career professionals, these courses may also serve as refreshers for those seeking a new perspective in key areas of their careers.

These courses are taught by colleagues not only with expertise in their fields but whose careers have been enhanced by successful practices. Courses will be highly interactive with a personal touch. Real-world experiences and practical strategies will be stressed in LTU’s Career Development Program.

Career Development Series:
Developing Effective Strategies to Get that Grant

June 30-July 2, 2021

Course Description: This LTU course is taught by professionals with decades of experience in successful grant procurement, implementation, and administration. Through their collective experiences, certain strategies and practices have emerged that could enhance successful approaches for grant procurement and administration.

This course will also explore both government-based vs private-based (e.g., foundation) funding opportunities. Resources on funding opportunities and strategies will be provided.

Michael Searson is …More to follow.

Gerald Knezek is…. More to follow.

Career Development Series:
Demystifying Academic Publishing –
Parts 1-3

July 5-23, 2021

August 16-September 3, 2021

September 27-October 15, 2021

Academic publishing is essential to identifying, documenting, and disseminating research, theory, and practice, while simultaneously serving as a mechanism to support discourse around key historical, contemporary, and future topics and issues. However, navigating this world can be daunting, particularly for new and emerging scholars. They must learn to effectively embed work in existing research, theory, and practice, while communicating meaning and implications to diverse audiences.

The purpose of these courses is to provide new and emerging scholars with guidance related to the myriad of nuances and issues related to academic publishing in diverse disciplines and venues.

Richard Hartshorne is a Professor and Coordinator for the Instructional Design & Technology program and serves as the Chair of the Department of Learning Sciences and Educational Research at the University of Central Florida (UCF).

Richard E. Ferdig is the Summit Professor of Learning Technologies and Professor of Educational Technology at Kent State University. He works within the Research Center for Educational Technology and also the School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies.

Using and Creating Deeply Digital Curricula in K-12

July 26-August 7, 2021

Elliot Soloway is a Professor at the University of Michigan. More to follow.

Cathie Norris is a Professor at the University of North Texas. More to follow.

Remote Teaching 101: Online & Blended Teaching during the Pandemic

October 13-24, 2021

In this self-paced, blended learning mini-course, you will have an opportunity to access materials, learn about online teaching, and discuss how to make the most of your time as you support your home-based learners.

Explore how you can engage your students, without spending every hour online, using evidence-based online and blended teaching strategies.

Online resources, live sessions, asynchronous discussions, and opportunities to meet and hear from other educators are part of this unique online experience for educators.

In this mini-course we will explore: online digital resources, basic online and blended teaching strategies, three levels of interactions teachers need to foster to support quality learning: communication, discussion, and collaboration.

Nathaniel Ostashewski, Associate Professor with the Athabasca University Open, Digital, and Distance Education Programs.

LearnTech U Mission

Reimagine and shape the future of Learning with Technology by serving faculty/teacher development needs offering courses and learning opportunities from world-renowned instructors. This innovative learning/professional development community serves the global educational needs of learners building upon the vast knowledge, experience, and resources available from the AACE community and beyond through additional organizational partners.

The mission of LearnTech U is student driven, interactive and focused on effective, innovative pedagogies that support the integration of cutting edge technologies across formal and informal education settings.

Become a LearnTech U Instructor/Developer

Submit a Course Proposal

We are now accepting proposals for 1-3 week future courses.

Course Topics: Topics should be broad enough in scope to interest educators teaching with technology in all disciplines.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

Advanced learning technologies; Augmented, virtual, & mixed reality; Assessment & evaluation; Game-based learning; Geospatial learning; Learning with technology applications; Maker learning; Mobile & ubiquitous learning; Online learning strategies & environments; Open education; Robotics; STEM/STEAM; Technologies for socially responsible learning; Technology integration; and More.

Audience: Higher education faculty, graduate students, K-12 teachers, and trainers.

Compensation: Instructors and developers will receive Stipends and Royalties for accepted courses.

Supplemental Resource & Partner

LearnTechLib–The Learning & Technology Library, one of the world’s largest digital libraries on learning and technology to create and share readings, presentations, recorded talks, and discussions.  Includes 100,000+ multimedia files from 1,000+ publications over the past 15+ years.

LearnTech U courses build upon lessons learned from the most recent AACE online conference presentations as well as journal and book publications such as the popular AACE published eBook (open access) entitled Teaching, Technology, and Teacher Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Stories from the Field.