Welcome to Digital Learning & Innovation’s
Faculty Forum 2021
An Afternoon of Exploration, Discovery, and Community Connection
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 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.
Explore Innovations in Teaching and Technology at BU
Faculty Forum 2021 Highlights
Hands-on Learning Experiences
Technology Expert Stations
Case Study Reviews
LfA Creativity & Spirit Awards
Virtual Door Prizes
Who Should Attend?
The Faculty Forum 2021 | Exploring Innovations in Teaching & Technology at BU virtual event is open to Boston University faculty, leadership, staff, graduate student instructors, and postdoctoral scholars.
Benefits of Participation
As a Faculty Forum 2021 attendee, you will:
Participate in hands-on sessions
Experiment with educational technologies
Explore applications of remote and hybrid teaching in face-to-face settings
Collaborate with colleagues
Examine case studies
Engage in dynamic dialogue
Reflect on lessons learned while looking forward
About Digital Learning & Innovation
Digital Learning & Innovation (DL&I) and its affiliated units—the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL), Educational Technology (EdTech), and Digital Initiatives—help Boston University leadership, faculty, and staff implement innovative ideas in digital education by incubating select pilot projects, and offer BU educators consultation and training in the areas of teaching, technology, and online education.
Faculty Forum 2021 Co-chairs
Dr. Deborah Breen is the director of Boston University’s Center for Teaching & Learning. Deb is focused on developing and expanding partnerships at BU that highlight and strengthen significant learning experiences for all students. She encourages research into learning experiences, collaborations with faculty and staff in initiatives that support teaching and learning, and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to contribute to an understanding of BU’s learning environment.
Ernie Perez is director of Educational Technology with Boston University’s Office of Digital Learning & Innovation. As director, Ernie plays a leading role in the visioning, management, selection, and deployment of enterprise-level educational technology services. In this role, he leads several groups within the central edtech organization including educational technology, platform administrators, and learning analytics teams.