Two groups from UT Arlington’s Professional Learning Community (PLC), Tech Tools and Retooling the Core, traveled to Denver to participate in the Teaching Professor Technology Conference October 10-12. Alec Couros from the University of Regina, Canada gave an informative, enjoyable plenary address Friday evening on Embracing Social Networks for Teaching and Learning. We learned, we laughed and we cried. It was a great way to jumpstart the conference in addition to discussion over dinner where we had time to share stories and to get to know our fellow PLC’ers a little bit better. Saturday morning, Tim Wilson, another Canadian, from the University of Western Ontario, provided insight on brain function, memory, and learning. Making Sense of the Neuroscience Behind Learning is truly a vast frontier that has only just begun to be explored. Truly fascinating concepts.Then it was off to the sessions!
Please share your thoughts on the overall experience, highlights, thought-provoking ideas, what you took away from sessions that might not have been ideal, tools or ideas that are attractive for your teaching and/or research, networking experiences, or any other aspect you would like to comment on.