From movie moguls to MOOCs: COLTT promises variety

By Staff

The thought-provoking lineup for the 16th Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology conference (COLTT) continues to develop, with registration now open for the event at CU-Boulder Aug. 7 and 8.

Among the announced presentations:

  • Winning Higher Ed Game: Technology Edition. CU Denver’s David Thomas leads an audience-participation game that predicts the future of higher as everyone plays to win the game of higher education.
  • The Classroom Movie Mogul - Practical Uses of Camtasia Software. CU Denver’s Kent Homchick presents a workshop on the multimedia software, using a variety of media and live video to complete a project.
  • How To MOOC a Mini Med School. J. John Cohen and Helen MacFarlane of CU Denver will describe the challenges of converting the live Mini Med School into an eight-week MOOC.
  • Information Design for the Sciences: Pitfalls, Solutions and Best Practices. CU-Boulder’s Joel Swanson and Michael Skaug will explore some of the challenges facing scientists who design quantitative information.
  • Adobe Connect: Online Rooms, Classroom Meetings and More! Bradley Grabham and Duncan McBogg of CU-Boulder will discuss Web conferencing, how to set up meeting spaces, the Connect layout, various pods and best practice for integration.
  • Google Demo Slam. CU-Boulder’s Cory Pavicich and Grabham promise a fun, fast-paced demo slam featuring some of Google¹s most exciting innovations. CU technology experts will bring short demonstrations of Google tools and how they will affect teaching and learning.

COLTT 2013 provides a great professional development opportunity for attendees to network with colleagues from around the state and beyond about effective uses of technology in teaching and learning settings. CU Regent At-Large Stephen Ludwig will be the keynote speaker.

Many campus departments will cover the registration fee for their affiliated faculty, students and staff, including CU-Boulder’s Arts and Sciences Support of Education Through Technology (ASSETT). The CU-Boulder Graduate School will sponsor four of its students.

Early registration rates are available through July 17.

Register and pay for COLTT here:

To request a scholarship or fees covered by ASSETT or the Graduate School, use this link:

For more information regarding scholarship opportunities, please review the COLTT 2013 website at:

For questions about registration and scholarships: Jill Lester, COLTT Conference Coordinator,

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