The Future Of Education
Using Jeff Conklin's (CogNexus Institute) notion of 'wicked problems,' a group of 100 distinguished scholars from around the world met in January 2013 to articulate the five most current pressing topics in higher education. What distinguishes these particular issues is that they are extremely difficult and even seemingly impossible to solve, because of the complex or ever-changing environments in which they arise. The resulting two-page communique is well worth the read: http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2013-Horizon-Project-Summit-Communique.pdf
Upcoming Events For 2013
May Our Turn (Monday, 5/13 - Friday, 5/17)
August Our Turn (Wednesday, 8/14 - Friday, 8/16)
New Faculty Orientation (Monday 8/12 - Wednesday, 8/14)
Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
275 Walker Hall
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A new series, and part of the CITL films project, started in early 2013 that spotlights new, interesting and innovative things that RU faculty are doing inside and outside the classroom. Visit the Faculty Profiles page to view current interviews, including our latest, Dr. Guy Axtell: Philosophy Goes To The Movies.
The Man Who Loved Textbooks
A farcical tale about a teacher who proliferately authors his own textbooks -- much to his students' chargin -- as well as an awareness piece on the eTextbook movement on campus. Starring Dr. Greg Sherman, Myra Cosmato, Kate Patterson, and John Tyreman. View on Vimeo!
Put That Class Online!
Visit the Faculty Development Institute area of our site to view this cautionary tale about a department that decides to put a class online without realizing what they are geting into. Starring Bill Kennan, Chandish Nester, Susan Van Patten, Ryan Waide, and Wesley Young.
The CITL is pleased to announce the availability of Lynda.com online training for RU staff. Please click HERE to view a special announcement from Provost Dr. Sam Minner about this staff training and development initiative. To learn more about training resources offered through Lynda, please visit here.