This is a post for all the DePaul faculty who read my blog. You absolutely, positively have to submit a proposal to the 2012 DePaul Faculty Teaching and Learning Conference, which is scheduled for April 20, 2012. Let me tell you why:
- The theme this year is “Playing with Purpose: Applying Game Design Principles for Learning”. First, we need to reward the organizers for having come up with such a great theme for this year’s conference. Also, all you College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) faculty, we need to have a good showing. How embarrassing would it be if a conference with a theme like that didn’t have good CDM representation?
- It takes literally 15 minutes to submit a proposal. You have to give your name, your affiliation, some keywords, and a 150-250 word abstract. Yes, that’s it! You can write 150-250 words about some game-like approach in one of your classes in your sleep. With some good coffee, you could finish in 10 minutes.
- They have helpfully provided a PDF by the keynote speaker to give you ideas. Take a look at it now because I know it will inspire.
- Our very own Katie Salen will be giving a workshop to conclude the conference. You should be there for the workshop anyway, so submit a proposal. Remember, it only takes 15 minutes.
Get on it now! The submission form is waiting for you.