Technology and Active Learning in the Literature or Composition Classroom

full name / name of organization: 
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
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For College English Association Conference in St. Petersburg, FL, March 31-April 2, 2011.
• New Technology & Active Learning in the Literature or Composition Classroom
500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations on new forms of active learning &/or use of technology for literature or composition in classroom settings. Active learning presumes learner-based instruction, and may include problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, collaborative learning, or other forms of active learning, including the use of technology--PowerPoint, SmartBoards, clickers, the Internet (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, other learning sites).
The form(s) discussed can be new in themselves or a novel use of an older form, particularly regarding the effectiveness of such a scheme as tested with success in the classroom, perhaps accompanied by cautionary tales of what worked less well. Close attention to how to frame such active learning &/or IT models for effective use to ensure student participation is welcomed. Finally, attention to the literature on the subject to show the relation of what you are doing to what has been done, including theoretical concerns, remains an important consideration.

Deadline date for receipt of proposals is Nov. 1, 2010.