Apply for New Immersion Teaching with Technology Track

Apply now for the new Information Literacy Immersion Teaching with Technology track; applications are due December 7, 2012.  The Immersion ’13 Teaching with Technology track will provide a practical and design-minded framework for evaluating instructional technologies in order to integrate them more effectively into face to face and/or online teaching. The curriculum includes instructional design, online learning theories, a critical and accessible approach to instructional technology, and strategies for creating engaging and outcomes-focused instructional experiences.

Teaching with Technology takes a “blended” approach that consists of an initial day-long face to face (f2f) workshop at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 28, 2013, followed by four weeks in an online environment. Prefaced by readings, the majority of the f2f meeting will focus on theoretical and practical applications of instructional design in an online or tech-supported environment. Issues such as learning theories, utilizing technology to assist with workflow and instruction, and pedagogy will be discussed and participants will leave with an action plan for the online portion of the program.

The Immersion ’13 Teaching with Technology Program is for you if:

  • You are interested in taking a design approach to integrating technology into your teaching practice.
  • You want to explore practical applications of learning theory and accessibility.
  • You want an opportunity to develop and receive feedback on a technology-supported learning object or experience.
  • You want to build your skill-set for online learning development.

Acceptance to Immersion ’13 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. Complete program and track details, along with application materials, are available online. The application deadline is December 7, 2012, and notifications will be issued in February 2013.  Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or e-mail mconahan@ala.org.