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(Feb. 21, 2014) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) will co-host the 10th annual UT System Innovations in Online Learning conference in an effort to bring educators and industry professionals together to advance the state of online learning in higher education. The conference will be May 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk hotel, San Antonio, Texas.

"Online learning gives students access to a top-tier experience," said Mayra Collins, UTSA Online Learning staff member and co-chair for this year's conference. "We must continually find ways to adapt and enhance curriculum and teaching to create engaging, effective learning environments for students who have grown up in a digital environment. This evolution is what this conference is all about."

The conference keynote speakers are Marni Baker Stein, chief innovation officer at the University of Texas System Institute for Transformational Learning, and Robbie Kendall-Melton, associate vice chancellor of e-learning and emerging mobilization technology for the Tennessee Board of Regents. They will discuss current educational affairs, focusing on the future of educational technology.

The Innovations in Online Learning conference is designed for higher education faculty, staff and students who are engaged in any level of online learning. The conference program will include presentations, panels and roundtable discussions on the topics of learning spaces, teaching and learning, students and faculty services, instructional design, administration, and policies and technology.

>> Early bird registration runs through April 4. For more information and to register, visit the IOL Conference website.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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