Instructional Technology Roundtable

Three Legs of Collaboration: Theory, Tools and Practice
November 2-4, 2011

Location: The White Stag Block (University of Oregon) - 70 NW Couch St., Portland, Oregon

Keynote Speaker: Jim Groom, Instructional Technology Specialist, University of Mary Washington

Program: The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2 and end at 12:30 p.m. of Friday, November 4. Download the agenda here.

Registration: Registration is closed. If you have a question about participation, contact Molly.

Workshop Focus: Three Legs of Collaboration: Theory, Tools and Practice
A major challenge for instructional technologists is keeping pace with rapid, unrelenting change, and—in recent years—reduced resources. The NWACC Instructional Technology Roundtable features peer-led discussions in which instructional technologists from the region share their experiences and insights on improving support for educational technologies, explore new technologies, and develop professional relationships.

The roundtable format is designed to foster a strong professional network - the focus of this event is truly on collaboration, in Theory, Tools, and Practice.

NWACC Award for Innovation in Educational Technologies: NWACC and the Instructional Technology Steering Committee present this annual award to an instructional technologist (or technology team) who has displayed innovation in the design, development, and/or support of instructional technologies. The award program is designed to share proven strategies and inspire new ideas in the integration of information technology with teaching and learning. The award recipient will present his or her work and host a plenary session at the Roundtable.

Workshop Attendance and Cost: Information technologists, librarians, or others from NWACC member institutions who assist faculty, students, and staff in making effective use of educational technologies are welcome to participate in this roundtable. Attendance is limited to 50 participants. NWACC will subsidize the registration and hotel costs for all participants. Additionally, NWACC will subsidize travel costs for 34 participants (one participant from each NWACC member institution). When registration closes, any remaining subsidized spots will be alotted to second institutional attendees in the order they registered.

Location and Directions: The workshop will be held at the University of Oregon White Stag Building, located at 70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209. The facility is a short walk from the hotel. Portland's light rail system, the MAX, provides convenient transportation between the airport, hotel, and White Stag. Schedule and route information is available on the Trimet website.

Lodging: Room costs at the workshop hotel will be covered directly by NWACC for the nights of Nov 2 and 3. If you request hotel accommodations at registration, your reservation will be made for you at the Marriott City Center and you will receive your confirmation number via email. If you have questions about your reservation or need to make a change, contact Molly at molly@nwacc.org. Attendees will need to present a credit card at check-in to cover incidental costs.

Fees and Meals: NWACC will provide dinner on Nov 2; breakfast, lunch, and snacks on Nov 3; and breakfast on Nov 4. NWACC will pay all registration fees.

Travel Reimbursements: Reimbursement requests should be submitted within 21 days of the event and require original receipts. For mileage reimbursements, the only documentation required is your starting address, for distance verification.

Questions: Email molly@nwacc.org or call 503-498-8935.