Hosted on the campus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN, the Innovative Educator Conference offers a venue in which to share innovations, best practices in operations and learning environments, new technologies and new techniques to enhance student engagement and improve teaching, and learning in the online classroom. At the cutting-edge historically, distance education is challenged to reform and reshape higher education to meet the needs of the 21st century student, using the newest technologies at the most effective cost. IEC is geared to provide the tools and the ideas needed to excel.
Our theme this year is "Fostering Student Success," a topic of vital importance to every higher education program. Whether you're teaching in the classroom or online, writing the curriculum, running the LMS, supporting student services or coordinating the technology, you'll find something at the Innovative Educator Conference you can use to promote and foster student success on your campus.
Dr. Ray Schroeder, Director of the UPCEA Center for Online Leadership and Strategy, has joined the conference as the keynote speaker. Additionally, Dr. Christiane Price, founding director of the Center for Academic Excellence at Dalton State College, will be the kickoff speaker. Both will also lead their own concurrent session.
A free pre-conference workshop is also scheduled for institutions deploying Brightspace/Desire2Learn's new Insights product. Insights allows academic programs to easily construct student learning outcomes models across courses in the learning management system and track student progress toward achieving those outcomes. An ideal tool for program improvement and accreditation compliance documentation, the Insights product will be discussed by a team from Brightspace/Desire2Learn as well as a faculty team who implemented product over the past year. The pre-conference workshop requires a separate registration and attendees must be registered for the Innovative Educator Conference. Click here to add your name to the pre-conference list.
We look forward to seeing you there!