COLTT Conference promises exploration of latest innovations in education

Learning, teaching and technology come under microscope at 13th event
By Staff

Early registration has begun for the 13th Colorado Learning and Teaching With Technology (COLTT) Conference, which promises an exceptional professional development opportunity for people in education and related fields who are interested in the latest innovations, current research, the opportunity for hands-on workshops and more sessions that explore learning, teaching and technology.

The event, set this year for Aug. 11 and 12 on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus, typically attracts attendees from a broad range of educational institutions and private organizations. Colorado colleges and universities, both private and public, are well-represented, as are many post-secondary schools and community colleges from the Rocky Mountain region. Some come from as far away as California and Germany.

This year's event offers more than 60 presentations and hands-on technology workshops. Renewal credit for educators is available where applicable.

Keynote speaker on Aug. 11 will be Adrian Sannier, recently of Arizona State University and now with Pearson eCollege, who is renowned for his engaging speaking style. Featured speaker J. John Cohen, M.D., of the Anschutz Medical Campus and Mini-Med School fame will keep the audience entertained on Aug. 12. See the COLTT keynote page for more details.

Also scheduled is an interactive theater presentation by CU-Boulder's own Interactive Theater Project and the popular Cafe Pedagogique, an opportunity to network with colleagues at Carelli's Restaurant in Boulder on the first evening of the conference.

The conference is sponsored in part by Stein Sture, interim provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, the ATLAS Institute, ASSETT, the Graduate School and Information Technology Services at CU-Boulder.

"CU-Boulder is proud to host COLTT each year," Sture wrote in a letter to the university community. "I hope that many of our campus's faculty will attend."

New this year is the "Galloping COLTT" program, for which select presenters will travel to give your school, college or campus organization a taste of the conference.

More information about COLTT 2010 is available online at

Questions about COLTT 2010 may be directed to Jill Lester, COLTT conference coordinator ( or to the conference director, Deborah Keyek-Franssen (