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:

  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.