The bi-annual Unizin Teaching and Learning (T&L) Meeting was held in April at the Big Ten Center in Chicago. Preliminary subcommittee meetings were held on the afternoon of April 4th, and flurry of excitement could be felt as the general session convened the following day.
Subcommittee groups met to advance initiatives around affordable content, communications, analytics, Canvas and Instructure. Dinner groups formed that evening, enabling Unizin Consortium members to continue discussions on exciting developments well into the evening.
Numerous topics relevant to teaching and learning were discussed at the general session the following day. A few of these included: the Unizin Data Platform, Unizin Engage, Pressbooks, OER content, the role of libraries in the digital learning ecosystem, Unizin Summit 2019, potential new subgroups, and much more.
Over 50 people attended the T&L meeting this April, doubling the committee’s original size since its inception just a few short years ago. At present, there are 120+ individuals on the T&L listserv.
“The Unizin T&L meeting brings together a unique group of learning technologists, librarians, and higher education leaders who share common goals of furthering student success through the best use of our existing digital education cyberinfrastructure. I have found this meeting to be a great way to make connections across the Unizin community of higher education institutions – it’s one of the most worthwhile meetings I attend,” says Robert H. McDonald, Associate Dean for Research & Technology Strategies at Indiana University.
T&L meetings present a unique opportunity for cross-institutional collaboration on the latest products and services available through Unizin. The next meeting will be held at the Big Ten Center in Chicago this September. We hope to see you there!