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Past ITLS Conferences


ITLS Archive

ITLS 2019

The 2019 Innovative Teaching and Learning Symposium was held on April 26, 2019 at the University of Houston Student Center. Dr. Nathan Grawe, Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Social Sciences, Carleton College, delivered the Keynote address on "Demographic Change and the Long-Term Effect on Higher Education". 300 faculty and staff from the UH System and greater Houston area attended the conference, which included 20 presentations on topics from accessibility and instructor feedback to scaling up quality courses and integrating video into teaching and learning.

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ITLS 2018

The 2018 ITLS was held on April 13, 2018. The keynote, Dr. Maria Andersen, led off with an inspiring talk about how faculty can actually THRIVE in the digital age. We had 20 presentations from UH System faculty and instructional support staff, as well as a Blackboard representative.

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ITLS 2017

The 2017 Innovative Teaching and Learning Symposium was held on April 21, 2017 at the University of Houston Student Center. Joanna Hunt, accessibility specialist and Senior Product Manager for Accessibility at Amazon Kindle, delivered the Keynote address on "Building Inclusive Learning Experiences". The biggest ITLS to date with over 20 presentations, this year's conference focused on accessibility.

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ITLS 2016

The 2016 Innovative Teaching and Learning Symposium was held on April 15, 2016 at the University of Houston Main Campus. Dr. Derek Bruff, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University, delivered the Keynote address on "More Than Just Shiny Objects: Using Technology to Support Student Learning". Joined by 200 faculty and instructional support staff from across the UH System, the day was spent showcasing new approaches to teaching and learning.

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ITLS 2015

The 2015 Innovative Teaching and Learning Symposium was held on April 24, 2015 at the University of Houston Main Campus. Dr. Ike Shibley, Associate Professor of Chemistry Penn State, Berks, delivered the Keynote address on "Why Should I Blend My Course?". This first annual Symposium brought together faculty to discuss topics related to Quality Learning, Mobile Learning, Security and Accessibility in teaching.

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The Innovative Teaching and Learning Symposium, a joint venture for all four UH System Universities (UH, UH-Downtown, UH-Clear Lake, and UH-Victoria), is designed to bring together individuals interested in the review and evaluation of emerging technologies. We are interested in interactive sessions for workshops, discovery sessions, information sessions, and hands-on demonstrations that engage and inform participants.

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