Apply now for the Spring 2011 Faculty Technology Institute! The theme this year is Mobile Evolution: learning on the go!

From March 7-10, 2011, the Teaching, Learning and Technology team is hosting their bi-annual Faculty Technology Institute. The instructional technologists aim to support the faculty in the integration of educational technology into pedagogy and assessment to enhance student learning and promote innovative instructional practice!

This year’s Institute will focus on how the learning environment has transformed from just a physical classroom and textbooks to include technologies such as iPads, iPods, PDAs, and laptops that students and professors can use to enhance learning. Some FTI courses will focus on tools such as Polleverywhere, Ustream and Google Apps! These tools are available through a variety of mediums which makes learning mobile! Rather than your students checking Facebook on their phones in between classes, they can engage in your class activities!

Seats are limited so apply now! All participants will receive a $760 stipend and tech toys. Some tech toys that participants received in the past included Flip videos, still digital cameras, iPod touches, and external hard drives.

You can apply by clicking on the link (http://bit.ly/dyRzvP). The application deadline is December 17th, 2010.

Read what others have to say about the FTI:

“FTI is one of the very best programs available on campus! The FTI instructors are deeply committed, extremely knowledgeable, and effective at translating our technological needs into reality.” – Cindi May, Professor of Psychology

“Enjoyed working with friendly and supportive team of experts in technology. Instructors were flexible, knowledgeable, and approachable throughout the institute.” -anonymous

“One of the things I wanted most out of attending the FTI was to have my own blog rather than having to constantly seek help to update my webpage.  I got that and more!  Now I can make minor updates and major updates whenever I want.” -Lisa Ross, Associate Professor of Psychology

“Free flip camera, $200;
Free USB drive with 1G of space, $20;
Having five instructional technologists’ support while working on course materials, Priceless!” -Bing Pan, Assistant Professor and Head of Research in the Office of Tourism Analysis