COLTT, the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference, is back in person for 2022, set for Aug. 3 and 4 at CU Boulder. COLTT is accepting submissions to the call for proposals through May 13.
This is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and share your “pandemic pivot” experiences and more through a session and workshop. Top topics include inclusive pedagogy, course design and delivery, education technology equity and more. See the COLTT website for a list of topics.
The conference will include a keynote presentation by Michelle Miller, Ph.D., professor of psychological sciences and President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Northern Arizona University. She is author of “Minds Online: Teaching Effectively With Technology” (Harvard University Press, 2014) and “Remembering and Forgetting in the Age of Technology: Teaching, Learning, and the Science of Memory in a Wired World” (West Virginia University Press, 2022).
Miller is passionate about helping instructors create more effective and engaging learning experiences, and helping students become more effective learners, all through the application of principles derived from cognitive psychology and learning sciences.
In her talk, Realizing the Promise of Teaching With Technology: Insights from the Psychology of Learning, Miller will present strategies for bringing cognitive and motivational research together in technology-enhanced learning activities that make the most of what we know about how the mind works. Attention, memory and thinking skills all play pivotal roles in learning, and the research literature offers a rich set of ideas for how to tap into these mechanisms through our pedagogical and technology choices. However, these approaches often require more effort from students, not less, and students lacking self-regulation skills will miss out on the benefits technology can bring. If you’re wondering what you can do to foster student learning, then you’re sure to be inspired and gain valuable takeaways from COLTT 2022.
Registration for the conference will open May 3, so don’t forget to save your seat because space is limited.