Improving University Teaching

The International Conference on Improving University Teaching (IUT) invites you to join us for our 43rd annual forum, focused on the theme “New Spaces for Learning: Opportunities and Challenges for Innovative Teaching” and hosted by Charles Sturt University, in Port Macquarie, Australia. Conference dates are 27-29 June 2018.

For today’s students, learning no longer takes place in the classroom alone. MOOCs, student internships, blended learning, and collaborative research with faculty in laboratories or in the field have all expanded the educational setting far beyond the traditional lecture hall or seminar room. At the same time, the teaching best suited to these new venues remains a subject of discussion and even disagreement. Our 2018 conference offers an opportunity to explore the varieties of instruction best suited to these new learning spaces, while at the same time addressing problems they may entail.

The conference program over three days will include plenary sessions, interactive workshops, symposia, posters, and roundtables, as well as refereed papers—all organized around the subthemes listed below. We hope you can join us in Port Macquarie as we reflect, discuss, debate and explore these issues among peers, leaders, practitioners, and researchers.

We invite contributions on the following subthemes:

  • Adapting to new learning spaces—resistance and remedies
  • Using online-blended teaching strategies for student learning
  • Assessment in face-to-face, online, and blended environments
  • Promise and pitfalls of Learning Analytics
  • Faculty development for teaching beyond the classroom
  • Recent research on learning in new spaces
The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, February 9, 2018.
Presenters will be notified of our decision by or before March 9th 2018.

When: 27-29 June

Where: Charles Sturt University, Port Macquarie

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