COLTT set for return ride into Boulder

Early registration discount for teaching technology conference ends soon
By Staff

The University of Colorado Boulder invites the community to attend its 14th annual COLTT (Colorado Learning and Teaching With Technology) conference, Aug. 3-4 on the CU-Boulder campus.

COLTT 2011 engages participants in learning about teaching practices and technologies, challenging the way they think about both. Hundreds of faculty, staff, and students from a variety of educational institutions along the Front Range gather for this annual event conducted within sight of Boulder's beautiful Flatirons. They attend presentations and hands-on workshops, network, and gather effective practices that change the way they teach and learn in classrooms, online and in virtual environments.

COLTT scholarship partners defray registration costs for a limited number of faculty and graduate students. Those partners include CU-Boulder's Graduate School, Law School, LEEDS School of Business and the ASSETT program in Arts and Sciences, along with the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). Those interested in receiving a scholarship may submit a request through the online registration.

Early registration for this popular conference is available at a discount until July 17. The conference program includes rich and provocative offerings:

  • The keynote speaker Aug. 3 will be Gardner Campbell, director of professional development and innovative initiatives at Virginia Tech, where he also is an associate professor of English.
  • The featured speaker Aug. 4 will be writer and award-winning photojournalist Michael Kodas, author of the best-selling book "High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed."
  • Presentations such as Gaming Education: Things I Have Learned in My Online Course So Far; Leveraging Game Psychology for Better Learning; Friends and Twits: Social Media and Education; Introduction to Digital Graphics; Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS 5; Photography Workflow; and Quick and Easy Videos: Producing and Uploading Video Content offer opportunities for engaged and hands-on learning.
  • The ever-popular Café Pédagogique, led by J.J. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., is an opportunity to network with colleagues at Laudisio restaurant in Boulder on the first evening of the conference. This optional event has limited seating available and pre-registration is required.

You can access more information about COLTT 2011 online at:

Questions about COLTT 2011: Jill Lester, COLTT Conference Coordinator ( or Conference Director Deborah Keyek-Franssen (

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