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Learn-IT 2017

Transforming Learning Space with Low Cost High Impact Instructional Technology

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The 2017 Learn-IT Conference will provide in-service teachers from the northern Illinois area P-12 school districts a day full of workshops and training activities to help them use technology to enhance learning for all learners. Participants will explore tools and strategies for integrating technology for learning and assessment in meaningful ways. There will also be opportunities to work with the tools and technologies in a hands-on environment.


Saturday, May 6 - All Day Conference
Time Gabel Hall
8:00-9:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Welcome
9:15-10:15 Co-Keynote Presentations
10:15-10:30 Conference session information
10:30-12:30 Concurrent sessions (Learning Analytics, User Experiences, & Technology Integration)
12:30-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-3:30 Concurrent sessions (Learning Analytics, User Experiences, & Technology Integration)

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Dr. Dongho Kim 

University of Georgia, Athens

What gets measured, gets managed: Data Analytics and Technologies for Teachers

Data-driven decision making is now considered one of the 21st century competencies for educators. This keynote provides an overview of data analytics and its potential for K-12 classrooms. This keynote will also discuss how teachers can benefit from a variety of data analytics tools in everyday practice. 


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Dr. Fatih Demir 

University of Missouri, Columbia

EnhancED Teaching and Learning: User eXperience (UX) Research and Design to Enhance Teaching and Learning

 As a teacher, are your learning plans based on your research, insights, trends and innovative concepts or are they generic for all students?

Do you fully understand the needs and expectations of each individual student?  

 Before you create your learning plan, it is better to research and understand the needs and expectations of your students. The UX Research in education will let you identify the needs of your audience. Then, you can create products that benefit both teachers and learners.  


Date: Saturday, May 6th 

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Gabel Hall & Learning Center

Registration Fee: $29

Current NIU Students: $20

Includes a continental breakfast and lunch

PDH or Course Credit available

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For questions, please contact Angie Cheng at or call 815-753-9339 Department of Educational Technology, Research & Assessment at NIU.