Covid-19 brought about rapid change in higher education and called for widespread agility, flexibility, and exploration at Boston University and beyond. Although rapid change is never easy, BU’s transition to remote teaching and learning (March 2020) followed by the pivot to the Learn from Anywhere (LfA) modality (Fall 2020) has been an extraordinary, University-wide endeavor—one that embodies collective strength, perseverance, collaboration, and community.
In support of these extraordinary times, and in lieu of two, in-person conferences—The Center for Teaching & Learning Annual Education Innovation Conference and Educational Technology’s Teaching with Technology Festival—Digital Learning & Innovation is proudly hosting a virtual symposium: Faculty Forum 2021 | Exploring Innovations in Teaching & Technology at BU on Monday, May 10th, 2021 from 1-4 PM.
The three-hour, forward-looking event will be a day of discovery—a time for faculty to explore new teaching modalities and methodologies; explore applications of remote and hybrid teaching in face-to-face settings; and celebrate collaboration, partnership, and creativity via hands-on, faculty-led sessions, panel discussions, expert stations, and more. The virtual event will explore vibrant learning experiences for the future “normal” and celebrate the creativity and resilient spirit exhibited by BU faculty, graduate student instructors, faculty coaches, and student classroom moderators during the 2020-21 Learn from Anywhere experience.
The Faculty Forum 2021 is hosted by Digital Learning & Innovation, which includes the Center for Teaching & Learning, Educational Technology, and Digital Initiatives with contributions and support from Boston University faculty and staff from dozens of BU Schools, Colleges, and Departments.