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.


IN THE NEWS

Be sure to watch this space for new and/or updated news, announcements, and timely information about the group and what is happening around the academic community.

Free Community College: It Works
President Obama's free community college proposal has a direct ancestor in a program Tulsa Community College began in 2007.

2015 Horizon Report Higher Ed Edition
New Media Consortium annual report.

Starfish Retention Solutions Bought by Hobsons
Hobsons announced the acquisition of Starfish Retention Solutions, a leading student advising systems provider in the higher-ed space.




2016 SLATE CONFERENCE

The 14th Annual SLATE Conference will be held on October 19-21, 2016 and hosted by Northern Illinois University at their regional campus in Naperville, IL.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS TODAY SO YOU WON'T MISS THIS PREMIER EVENT




NEXT MEETING

May SLATE Meeting

Location: DeVry Education Group
Date: May 18, 2016
Time:  10:00am - 12:00pm CT

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

SLATE LIVE

SLATE Group meetings are streamed live each month - powered by Blackboard Collaborate.

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