The Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference offers an ensemble of keynote addresses, faculty innovations during concurrent sessions, technology workshops, and vendor exhibits. The conference program has evolved over the years to reflect emerging trends in technology applications in higher education and shared expertise in online teaching experiences and strategies.Past Programs
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We are accepting nominees for a Teaching With Technology Award for an instructor who has used technology in innovative and effective ways in classroom or online teaching. You can find out more and submit a nomination below.
Please read the criteria carefully to ensure that you submit all necessary sections.Award Criteria Printable Version
Two awards will be given in the following categories:
The nominee must be a higher education instructor and a registered attendee of the conference.
Nominations can be made online using the link below. Each nominees must provide examples of how s/he:
For the purpose of this award, the term “innovation” will be loosely defined by the nominees. “Technology” can be anything from computer-based learning devices, software, classroom design, to other devices that aid teaching and learning. “Instruction" or "Teaching” is defined as teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses in higher education.
A subcommittee member will notify the nominee of their nomination so that they may prepare a poster for display on Conference Day 2 (Friday). Posters should be hung up Friday morning by 7:30am.
The purpose of the poster is to share the nominee’s innovative idea. Posters should be 24 inches x 36 inches and mounted on foam board. They may be printed in color or black and white. Hanging materials will be provided by subcommittee chair.
Alternatively to a poster, the nominee may share the product/innovation they created by bringing in their laptop or tablet for demonstration.
Deadline for nominations is September 30, 2015 by end of business day. Award selection will be made by FTTC planning subcommittee members. Awards will be presented at lunch on the Friday of the conference.Submit a Nomination ×
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Dr. Todd Zakrajsek is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and the Department of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. Todd is the immediate past Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to his work at UNC, he was the Inaugural Director of the Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching at Central Michigan University and the founding Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Southern Oregon University, where he also taught in the psychology department as a tenured associate professor. Todd currently directs two Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning, one annually in Traverse City, Michigan, and the other in Bethesda, Maryland. Todd also sits on two educationally related boards: ERI for Lenovo Computer and TEI for Microsoft. Dr. Zakrajsek received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Ohio University. He has published and presented widely on the topic of student learning, including workshops and conference keynote addresses in 42 states and 6 countries.
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