Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Unconference: Technology and Education in the Liberal Arts


Thursday, June 4, 2015
Bruininks Hall, 512A (formerly STSS)
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Explore new ideas in technology, teaching and research in the liberal arts. Share your projects and knowledge. Learn some new skills. Work with others on a project. The Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team invites you to join us at the Unconference on June 4!

An unconference is to a conference what a seminar is to a lecture, what a party at your house is to a church wedding, what a pick-up game of Ultimate Frisbee is to an NBA game, what a jazz band is to a symphony orchestra: it’s informal and participatory.

This Unconference brings together faculty, staff and graduate students from CLA to learn from each other in a highly participatory and collaborative fashion. This event is modeled after THATCamp (The Humanities and Technologies Camp) and Open Space Technology

Participants create the agenda, and lead or participate in sessions as they wish. Technical expertise is not required. If you can pose a question or identify a topic to explore, you can lead a session. There is no registration fee, but registration is required. There is a limit of 50 participants. Lunch and some snacks will be served.

If you're interested in participating, please do the following:

1) Register by completing this form.
2) Join the Google Community, where participants will propose sessions.
3) Learn about Unconferences and how to propose sessions through pages posted on this blog.
4) Propose sessions and keep up to date through the Google Community.

If you have any questions, contact Cristina Lopez, clopez@umn.edu


law of two feet

The Law of Two Feet

“If, during the course of the gathering, any person finds themselves in a situation where they are neither learning nor contributing, they must use their feet and go to some more productive place.”