THE SLATE MISSION
To support learning and technology in education through communication, collaboration, and innovation while developing and sustaining a community of practice. SLATE welcomes all institutions regardless of platform.
SLATE was created from the concept that all institutions that are deploying and/or currently using Web-based components to enhance their teaching and learning activities, have the same questions, the same challenges, and the need for the same solutions. By drawing together the expertise of the people involved in the entire academic experience and those designing, supporting, and using these applications; faculty support staff, systems administrators, instructional designers, librarians, online and distance education programs, and students - a broader and more accessible and dynamic support system could be established. Our current membership comes from K-12, Higher Education, and the Corporate sector and in general, anyone using technology in teaching and learning regardless of platform.
The first meeting was held at the University of Chicago in May of 2002. The original core of eight institutions included; The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Moraine Valley Community College, Joliet Junior College, Purdue University Calumet, DePaul University, Northern Illinois University, and Northeastern Illinois University. That number has grown to almost 100 participating institutions across the country and has gained international recognition.
INTRODUCING SLATE BADGES
SLATE now has a badge to recognize the contributions of its members, including for recipients of the SLATE Star Award. Look for additional badges in the future, as well as integration with Mozilla's Open Badges Infrastructure.
More at www.slategroup.org/badges
New Employment Opportunities Posted
last updated: 02/04/2014
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CATALYST AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to our colleagues on receiving the following awards at BbWorld 2013.
Key to the Community Award(s)
Stephanie Richter & Jason Rhode
Northern Illinois University
Bb Learn/Mobile/Collaborate Teaching & Learning Award
NIU Faculty Development & Instructional
Read more about this years SLATE Star Award winner, Stephanie Richter in the latest issue of NIU Today.
SLATE: IN THE BEGINNING
2014 SLATE CONFERENCE
The 12th annual SLATE Conference is being held on October 22-24, 2014 and hosted by Northern Illinois University at their regional campus/conference center in Naperville, IL.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The official call for proposals will open on April 7, 2014. Watch this space for additional information.
Early-bird registration this year will open on May 5, 2014 and run through June 30, 2014. Take advantage of discounted and group rates at this time. Watch this space for additional information.