Keynote Speaker for ICLLL 2020
Prof. Diane Boothe
Boise State University, USA
Diane Boothe is Director of P-20 Outreach and Professor of Literacy, Language and Culture at Boise State University. Dr. Boothe served as Dean of the College of Education at Boise State University from 2005-2014. Prior to this assignment, she was Department Chair and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of West Georgia. Dr. Boothe holds a doctorate in Public Administration from the School of Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California. She has served as president of Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and chair of TESOL International Higher Education Interest Section. Dr. Boothe received a Fulbright Education International Administrators award to France, and has served as the keynote speaker for numerous international conferences.
Education and E-Learning Incorporating Active Learning and Cross Disciplinary Methodologies
The increasing demand for E-Learning and online coursework continues to be at the forefront of trends in education and dominates academic discussions. The economic impact of online education is significant and dramatically contributes to changes at institutions of higher education as they reassess their goals and philosophies. The Covid-19 pandemic has drasticcally altered our lifestyles as well as teaching and learning for all ages. A myriad of programs and E-Learning opportunities support the virtual classroom and reinforce self-directed learning strategies and online platforms. It is crucial to leverage exemplary strategies, capturing and sharing cutting-edge experiences that lead to quality courses and student success. A key component of these endeavors is developing and utilizing state of the art technology and coursework, while incorporating outstanding resources and methods to reach educators and students. High-quality technology infrastructure and timely support for online learning platforms is essential to ensure a level of confidence for educators.This keynote address will discuss design, digital content, and implementation techniques for E-Learning course development and delivery. Critical issues and practices for students and educators of will be explored including strategies for aligning course content and online platforms. A demonstration of active learning methods and lesson components to engage students along with current approaches in course design will be shared. Content area, particularly Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, will also be addressed to emphasize the importance of cross disciplinary and interdisciplinary learning that is essential for students. Incorporation of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in education at all levels is tantamount to success as education is transformed for 21st century learners with high expectations for interactive instructional technologies.In this session, I will share innovative strategies for E-Learning using online platforms. Traditionally, many skills within STEM disciplines have been reinforced using a hands-on, applied approach in the laboratory setting. Recent worldwide events forcing the transition to online environments present an opportunity to take advantage of rich datasets and available online tools to enhance E-Learning and strengthen the curriculum. Strategies and best practices will be presented to assist educators with the transition to the hybrid, blended, or virtual classroom and aid in the preparation of educators who must be ready to teach in a multitude of platforms.