To support learning and technology in education through communication, collaboration, and innovation while developing and sustaining a community of practice.

The SLATE Mission  

SLATE was created from the concept that all institutions that are deploying and/or currently using technology and 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 - a broader, more accessible, and dynamic support system could be established.

Recognizing that any community needs to adapt and change in order to evolve and continue to meet the needs of its members, SLATE has evolved into a very inclusive academic and professional development organization consisting of faculty, support staff, designers, vendor partnerships, and even students. 
Our current membership comes from K-12, Higher Education, and the Corporate sector  regardless of LMS platform (Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, Canvas, Brightspace, and others) and continues to reach across boundaries to forge new and strengthen existing partnerships.

You are invited to join us (individually or as an institution) as we continue to examine current trends, consider new approaches for online and classroom-based teaching and learning, explore new technologies, share lessons-learned, and promote best practices throughout the community.


SLATE would like to welcome the following new members to the community of practice.

  • Devry Education Group
  • Southwestern Michigan College
  • 21st Century eSchool
  • Hilbert College
  • St. Louis Community College
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Erikson Institute
  • Illinois Central College
  • UWisconsin - Whitewater
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Bellevue University
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • University of Louisville


Be sure to watch this space for new and/or updated announcements and timely information about the group, as they become available. 

  • New Employment Opportunities.  For a complete list click hereLast updated: January 12, 2015.
  • Can you host a meeting in 2015?  Meetings are usually held the third Wednesday of each month.  Send your first and second month choices in today.


Plan to join us for the 13th Annual SLATE Conference being held on October 21-23, 2015 and hosted by Northern Illinois University. Check back often as additional information will be coming around the beginning of the year.



February SLATE Meeting

Location: Adler University
Date:  Thursday*, February 19, 2015
Time:  10:00am - 12:00pm

Can you host a meeting in 2015?  Meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of each month (but we can adjust the schedule). Send your first and second month choices in today.

*NOTE - this meeting is on the third Thursday of February.


Monthly SLATE Group meetings are streamed live online - powered by Blackboard Collaborate.

Visit: and enter your name to login (no password required).  Streaming usually begins at approximately 9:55am