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Welcome to OTTL's events page.

Here is where you can find information about upcoming events that we are sponsoring as well as announcements about other professional development opportunities, such as upcoming webinars and conferences, that you may find helpful to support your teaching, learning and technology journey. Check back frequently for updates!

Upcoming OTTL Events

Teaching with Technology Week - August 13 - 17, 2018

The Office of Technology for Teaching and Learning (OTTL) will hold its second annual Teaching With Technology (TWT) Week from August 13-17. The Call for Presenters is now closed, but if you have suggestions for workshop topics please let us know as we are still developing the final schedule.

More details will be shared as we get closer to the event. Any questions, please contact Kristine Pruett at kristine.pruett@wilkes.edu or call ext. 4676.

Click here to visit our Teaching with Technology Week website!

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) - June 11- July 1, 2018 - FULL

Future session dates in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 will be announced soon.

FLO is a 3-week fully online course designed for instructors interested in teaching and/or developing an online course. Instructors will get to experience online learning from the student's perspective while learning about researched best practices in online learning.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize what it feels like to be a student in an online course;
  • Compare and contrast online with face-to-face teaching and learning;
  • Identify ways in which you can adjust your teaching approach to designing and/or facilitating your online course;
  • Consider how to support online learners while maintaining a work/life balance;
  • Reflect on your online learning experience and consider how to foster community and teacher presence in an online course
  • Follow up with relevant action, whether it's learning more about teaching online, proposing a course, or continuing to work with your Instructional Designer on a course already approved.

Course load is approximately 2 hours per week. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive our OTTL FLO badge that can be displayed on D2L/LIVE, LinkedIn and other social sites, showcasing your newfound skills in online education!

Registration is currently closed, but please email ottl@wilkes.edu if you are interested in being added to the waitlist.

Other Events

D2L Fusion 2018 - July 25 - 27 in Houston, TX
Attend the premier event for D2L BrightSpace users to learn about features, network with colleagues, gain insights into teaching and learning practices and so much more! Also be the first to know about coming enhancements to the BrightSpace environment. This is a must attend event for any BrightSpace user who wants to enhance their skills with the platform.

Distance Teaching and Learning Conference - August 7 - 9, 2018 in Madison, WI
This 34th annual event brings together a community of educators to share research, best practices and useful tips and tricks about integrating technology and teaching online. Choose from over 130 sessions, pre-conference workshops, hands-on experiences to inspire and energize your online teaching practices all while visiting the beautiful city of Madison, Wisconsin. 

OLC Accelerate 2018 - Nov. 14 - 16 in Orlando, FL
OLC Accelerate is the premiere annual international conference devoted to promoting theory, research, methodology and/or applied effective practices in online, blended, and web-enhanced teaching and learning hosted by the Online Learning Consortium. Hear from and network with educators, administrators, technology experts, and leaders from around the world as you gain valuable knowledge about how to improve your teaching practice.   

Past OTTL Events

Teaching with Technology Week – August 14-18, 2017
Find presentation slides and resources from the event here. You need to be logged in to the Wilkes network to access the page.