Published: July 18, 2017

If you go

Who: Faculty, staff and students
What: COLTT Conference 2017
When: Wednesday, Aug. 9, and Thursday, Aug. 10​
Where: Wolf Law Building
Tickets: Start at $100

The conference is experiencing higher registration rates than usual and is well on the way to reaching capacity. Early-bird rates close Monday, July 24, so purchase tickets soon.

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The conference

Are you interested in learning about the latest and greatest teaching practices and technologies, challenging the way you think about both? Join the annual Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) conference, where you can network and gather effective practices that change the way you teach and learn in classrooms, online and in virtual environments.

Attend presentations and hands-on workshops; try out new session formats, such as Web Slingers; peruse the OER (Open Educational Resources) Bazaar, for novices and experts alike; and meet session leaders traveling from Peru, Japan and the Netherlands.

You can find more about conference sessions and a tentative schedule at the COLTT website. Questions can be submitted via email to

The keynote speaker

Maria Andersen, PhD, will discuss designing better digital learning experiences in the 2017 COLTT Conference keynote address “Learning at Scale: Using Research to Improve Learning Practices and Technology for Teaching.”

Maria AndersenAndersen is a Salt Lake City-based consultant who has spent 14 years teaching at the college level, 16 years writing curriculum and six years developing digital products for learning. She built iPad games to teach algebra, launched the Canvas Network MOOC platform, built adaptive learning platforms used by McGraw-Hill and worked as director of learning design for WGU, a fully online CBE (competency-based education) institution.

While a professor at Muskegon Community College in Michigan, she directed the weeklong MCC Math and Technology workshop for five years, helping faculty to prepare to teach online or improve their skills. Andersen is a software developer and CEO of a startup, author, speaker and a learning futurist. She holds degrees in math, chemistry, biology, business administration and higher education leadership.

Read CU Connection's five questions with Anderson to learn more about her background and approach to designing better technology for learning.