Conference Theme: New Spaces for Learning: Opportunities and Challenges for Innovative Teaching
The 43rd Annual International Conference on Improving University Teaching (IUT) will be hosted by Charles Sturt University in its new Port Macquarie Campus, 27-29 June 2018. This is the first time that the IUT conference has been held in Australia since 1999 and not previously in a regional location. The IUT organising committee is utilising the interactive learning design (and 5* Green rating) of the Port Macquarie campus to support the 2018 conference theme “New Spaces for Learning: Opportunities and Challenges for Innovative Teaching”.
The Conference Director, James Wilkinson of Harvard University, is now calling for presentation proposals on the following sub-themes:
- Adapting to new learning spaces—resistance and remedies
- Using online-blended teaching strategies for student learning
- Assessment in face-to-face, online, and blended environments
- Promise and pitfalls of Learning Analytics
- Faculty development for teaching beyond the classroom
- Recent research on learning in new spaces
The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, 9 February 2018.
For today’s students, learning no longer takes place in the classroom alone. MOOCs, student internships, blended learning and collaborative research with faculty in laboratories or in the field have all expanded the educational setting far beyond the traditional lecture hall or seminar room. At the same time, the teaching best suited to these new venues remains a subject of discussion and even disagreement. Our 2018 conference offers an opportunity to explore the varieties of instruction best suited to these new learning spaces, while at the same time addressing problems they may entail.
The conference program over three days will include plenary sessions, interactive workshops, symposia, posters, and round-tables, as well as refereed papers—all organised around the sub-themes listed above. We hope you can join us in Port Macquarie as we reflect, discuss, debate and explore these issues among peers, leaders, practitioners, and researchers.
The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, 9 February 2018. Presenters will be notified of our decision by or before 9 March 2018.
Further information and proposal submission forms can be found at the IUT website (http://www.iutconference.com/).
Posted by IUT 2018 conference coordinator, A/P Kogi Naidoo, Charles Sturt University.