Attendance at the annual faculty "Technology for Teaching" (T4T) Conference increased for the sixth consecutive year. 138 faculty and staff participated in the 2-day conference held August 14 & 15. The majority of participants were from Taylor University and TU Fort Wayne. They were joined by guests from Ivy Tech and Indiana Wesleyan University.
Thirty-two different breakout sessions were offered on such topics as Switching to Word 2007, Teaching a Hybrid Course, Engaging Students Using Turning Point, Social Networking Tools, and Shooting Better Photos & Videos.
The conference opened with an engaging panel discussion on the topic, "Student Laptops in the Classroom -- Ban 'em or Embrace 'em?". As students in greater numbers bring their wireless laptops into the classroom instructors face the challenge of minimizing the distraction potential and leveraging the laptops as a learning tool.
The conference received excellent feedback. One professor commented, "A big thank you for continuing to expose us to new technology for teaching." Another responded, "Thanks for a fantastic conference!"