(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.
The institute will feature a performance from Eva Ybarra, the “Queen of the Accordion.” Manuel Medrano will premiere a documentary on Ybarra’s career. Two people receive free admission with a voucher available here.
Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
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Bobcat Stadium, 1100 Aquarena Springs Dr., San Marcos
Get involved and register to vote. Click on the link to find out the locations on the Main and Downtown Campuses.
Multiple locations on the Main and Downtown Campuses
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University Center, Denman Ballroom (2.01.28), Main Campus
Come meet the candidates looking to take home the crown as Mr. and Ms. UTSA 2017-2018. This is your opportunity to hear the candidates platform and learn how they plan to represent and transform UTSA.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
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Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
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UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
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Durango Building, La Villita Room (DB 1.116), Downtown Campus
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