Conference to explore technology, education May 19 to 22

Hundreds of attendees will interact with and discuss trends in higher education and technology during the Conference on Institutional Technologies at SUNY Oswego from May 19 to 22.

Titled “Engaging Minds: Innovative Teaching and Learning,” the annual conference will feature more than 100 panels, presentations and demonstrations. Sessions will focus on such areas as engaging students in the classroom, new media publishing models, teaching with emerging technology and incorporating user-created content.

Keynote speaker will be Dr. Elizabeth Lane Lawley, director of the Lab for Social Computing at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Also an associate professor of information technology at RIT, Lawley conducts research focused on social computing technologies such as blogs, wikis, virtual worlds and collaborative information retrieval.

Attendees will include faculty, instructional support professionals, librarians and administrators from across the 64-campus SUNY system, as well as private colleges around the nation.

CIT is sponsored by SUNY’s Faculty Access to Computing Technologies Committee, Center for Professional Development, Faculty Council of Community Colleges and University Faculty Senate.

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(Posted: May 13, 2009)