Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Gabel Hall
Transforming Learning Space with Low-Cost High Impact Instructional Technology
The Learn-IT Conferences provides in-service teachers from the northern Illinois area P-12 school districts a day full of workshops and training activities to help them use technology to enhance learning for all learners. You will explore tools and strategies for integrating technology for learning and assessment in meaningful ways. There will also be opportunities to work with the tools and technologies in a hands-on environment.
The 2018 conference will feature exciting tools such as eye tracking devices for UX, Maker Space for an inquiry-based learning environment, Lego robotics and more.
Yanghee Kim, Ph.D., Professor and Morgridge Endowed Chair
Augmenting Human Capabilities Through Human Technology Partnership
The presentation will examine trends in advanced technology development and research across the country, emphasizing the role of technological tools as co-working partners that help expand people's intellectual and social capacities.
Dr. Yanghee Kim is the Morgridge Endowed Chair of Teacher Education and Professor of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment at Northern Illinois University. Her team designs human/computer interactions in educational applications, particularly using anthropomorphic interfaces, like virtual agents and embodied robots, for culturally and linguistically diverse groups of learners. Using up-to-date technology, they inquire into ways to enhance positive affect and identity, engagement, and learning of challenging topics.