2009 News Articles (click title for full article)
Summit Develops Shared Vision of New Model for Teacher Education
The LTC's invitational summit "Redefining Teacher Education for Digital Age Learners" brought together 100 policymakers in education to make recommendations on improving teacher education to meet the challenges of the future.
View Live Webcasts of Summit Presentations
The Learning Technology Center's invitational summit, "Redefining Teacher Education for Digital Age Learners," to be held December 6-8, 2009 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, will host one hundred educational leaders who will work to develop recommendations for a new model of teacher education to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.
Learning Technology Center to Host Educational Policy Summit
The Learning Technology Center is pleased to announce that it will host an invitational summit, "Redefining Teacher Education for Digital-Age Learners," December 6-8. One hundred educational leaders from around the country will meet to develop recommendations for a new model of teacher education that addresses the opportunities and challenges of today's technology-based global society.
New Digital Video Cameras Available for Checkout
The LTC's Equipment Checkout service has some great new digital video cameras available for checkout. The Sanyo Xacti is capable of shooting HD and standard video and can even capture great slow motion.
LIFE Survey Update Enhances Student Feedback
The Laptop Initiative for Future Educators (LIFE) has surveyed its students since the program?s inception in 2002 to inform program improvements. This year, the survey itself underwent a major revision to improve and expand the data that was gathered.
LTC to Develop Mobile Learning Portal
With research indicating that over 90% of college students own a cell phone and over 30% can access the Web with their phones, is it any wonder that educators have begun to explore the use of these rich features to improve education?
Two LTC Facilities Undergo Complete Update
We've been busy this summer at the LTC! Two of our facilities have been completely updated over the last two months and are ready for the fall semester.
Teachers Study LBJ and Primary Source Materials at Presidential Timeline Teacher Institute
Johnson worked tirelessly for the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and his actions and decisions were crucial in its passage. Analyzing those decisions and actions and the motivations that influenced Johnson was the focus of the Presidential Timeline Teacher Institute, held July 9-12 and hosted by the College of Education's Learning Technology Center.
Learning Technology Center to host Presidential Timeline Teacher Institute
The LTC is proud to host the Presidential Timeline Teacher Institute July 9-12. Twenty-five teachers, invited from around the country, will study presidential decision-making and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and how to teach these subjects using primary source documents.
New Staff, Updated Equipment in Assistive Technology Lab
Austin Mulloy has become the manager of the Assistive Technology (AT) Lab. The AT Lab, which displays and demonstrates specialized equipment for people with disabilities, is housed in the LTC and jointly run by the LTC and the Department of Special Education.