Last Friday, AppState hosted the IDEAx conference in our Reich College of Education building. Instructional designers and technologists from around the state and region traveled to Boone to meet and discuss a range of topics related to instructional design and tools for effective teaching and learning with technology. Several of our faculty, librarians and instructional technology consultants joined the conference and played a big role in the day.
Our sincere thanks to the Reich College of Education, the University Bookstore, UNC Cause and the AppState faculty who supported this effort. A special thanks to our AppState presenters who shared their knowledge and offered sessions including:
Tracy Smith (ROCE) on "The Forum Five: Making the Most of Online Discussion Forums" and "The Un-book Club"
Emory Maiden and Mollie Peuler (LTS and Belk Library) on "H5P for Interactive Learning Objectives and Formative Assessment"
Damiana G. Pyles (ROCE) on "Digital Minimalism and the University"
Susan Colby and Elizabeth Bellows (ROCE) on "Inclusive Syllabus Design"
Jeff Church and Greg Simmons (LTS) on "The Accessibility Escape Room Activity"
This IDEAx group meeting/conference has become a great way to see some of the really interesting and creative ideas and initiatives coming out of our region and share with our broader highered community. The event will move back to Virginia next year, as James Madison University will host IDEAx 2020.