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The Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology is both an annual event and a year-round online discussion of ways that faculty and staff are using technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research.

 the full conference website at http://symposium.tlt.psu.edu
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Saturday, March 21 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Digital Learning @ Penn State: A Conversation with University Leaders

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Through a long history of innovation, Penn State has employed educational technologies to improve instruction for students on campus and at a distance. However, the emergence and expanded use of web-enhanced courses, coupled with increasing numbers of resident students taking online courses, have vaulted the University to move to a much more blended form of instruction, allowing students access and learning through a wide variety of pedagogies and forms of instruction. The resulting blurring of the boundaries between face-to-face and online instruction is challenging many of our traditional budget, administrative, and instructional models.

What major initiatives are under way to respond to these changes? What opportunities are at the forefront? What are the most significant challenges we are facing? At this interactive panel discussion, we will explore these questions—and those from the audience—as four Penn State leaders offer their perspectives.

Attend this session to hear from Richard Coons, senior director for Information Technology, Commonwealth Campuses; Jennifer Sparrow, senior director of Teaching and Learning with Technology; Robert Pangborn, vice president and dean for Undergraduate Education; and Craig Weidemann, vice president for Outreach, vice provost for Online Education. 

We will kick things off with brief updates from our panelists, followed by an opportunity to engage in conversation through questions solicited from the audience. Bring your enthusiasm and questions to what is sure to be an informative and lively session!


Sandy Clemmer

Director, Online Professional Education


Robert Pangborn

Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Educatio

Jennifer Sparrow

Senior Director

Craig Weidemann

Vice President for Outreach Vice Provost for Onlin, The Pennsylvania State University

Saturday March 21, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 207