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 using various LMS platforms (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.