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3T: Teaching, Techniques, & Technology Conference


The 3T: Teaching, Techniques, & Technology Conference offers educators the opportunity to share a broad range of innovative teaching practices and practical applications of technology in the classroom.


Registration for UC faculty, students, and staff is now available via Faculty Development OneStop

For non-UC attendees, please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3T2014

Attendees will have the opportunity to win one of several prizes, including books, computer tablets, and e-readers.  In addition, secondary school attendees will have a chance to win a $500 dollar gift card to Barnes & Nobles for their school's library.

Meet the Keynote: Conference Book Signing

  • Attend the afternoon book signing with our keynotes Dr. Ken Bain and Dr. Linda Nilson.
  • Sixty lucky conference attendees will receive a copy of one of the award winning books written by our distinguished keynote speakers. Fifteen copies of What the Best College Teachers Do, by Ken Bain; 15 copies of What the Best College Students Do, by Ken Bain and; 30 copies of Teaching at Its Best: A Research Based Resource for College Instructors by Linda Nilson will be given to random attendees at the conference.

    Or, bring your own copy and get it signed by the author!

Door Prizes

  • Preregister for a chance to win a tablet computer!  Five lucky attendees will be leaving with either a Microsoft Surface Pro or Dell Touch Tablet.*
    *You must preregister for the conference to be eligible to win. You must be present at the drawing to win. 3T committee members are not eligible to enter drawing.

Outside sponsors

  • BlackBoard
  • Dell
  • eScienceLabs
  • Kaltura
  • Microsoft Store, Kenwood Center Mall


2014 Keynote Speakers


Dr. Ken Bain, President, Best Teachers Institute, spent much of his academic career at Vanderbilt, Northwestern, and NYU, before becoming Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of History and Urban Education (National Center for Urban Education), University of the District of Columbia, a post he left in July 2013. He was the founding director of four major teaching and learning centers: the Center for Teaching Excellence at New York University, the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University, the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University, and the Research Academy for University Learning at Montclair University. In the 1970's and early 80's he was Professor of History at the University of Texas--Pan American, where he also served as director of that school's University Honors Program and as founding director of the History Teaching Center, a pioneering program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities to promote greater collaboration between history teachers on the secondary level and university and college research historians. From 1984 to 1986, he served as director of the National History Teaching Center, which had a similar mission on the national level.

His now classic book What the Best College Teachers Do. (Harvard University Press, 2004) won the 2004 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize for an outstanding book on education and society, and has been one of the top selling books on higher education. It has been translated into twelve languages and was the subject of an award-winning television documentary series in 2007.

The sequel, What the Best College Students Do, also from Harvard University Press, won the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize in 2012, and has become an international best seller.  So far, it has been translated into two languages besides English (Korean and Spanish), but other editions are forthcoming.

Linda Nilson

Linda B. Nilson is founding director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation (OTEI) at Clemson University and author of Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors, now in its third edition (Jossey-Bass, 2010), and The Graphic Syllabus and the Outcomes Map: Communicating Your Course (Jossey-Bass, 2007).  Her last book, Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students’ Self-Awareness and Learning Skills (Stylus, 2013), was released in 2013.  She also co-edited Enhancing Learning with Laptops in the Classroom (Jossey-Bass, 2005) and four volumes of To Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development (Anker, 2007, 2008; Jossey-Bass, 2009, 2010), the major publication of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education.

In addition, Dr. Nilson has published many articles and book chapters and has presented conference sessions and faculty workshops at colleges and universities both nationally and internationally on dozens of topics related to course design, teaching effectiveness, assessment, scholarly productivity, and academic career matters.  Her most recent articles document the serious validity problems with student ratings and propose ways to measure learning in courses.

Before coming to Clemson University, Dr. Nilson directed teaching centers at Vanderbilt University and the University of California, Riverside.  She has also taught graduate seminars on college teaching.  She entered the area of educational development while she was on the sociology faculty at UCLA. 

Dr. Nilson has held leadership positions in the POD Network, Toastmasters International, Mensa, and the Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium.  She was a National Science Foundation Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in sociology.


Registration for UC faculty, students, and staff is now available via Faculty Development OneStop

For non-UC attendees, please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3T2014


Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Cincinnati--Eastgate (I-275E)

A limited number of rooms are reserved at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Cincinnati--Eastgate. The rooms reserved are king bed guest rooms (one king sized bed) at the conference rate of $110 per night. Other rooms are available at the normal hotel rate per night. The faculty offers free internet service and a full service dining room on the property, however breakfast is not included in the room rate. Please reference the 3T: Teaching, Techniques & Technology Conference at UC Clermont College at registration to get the conference room rate.



Saturday, March 8, 2014


University of Cincinnati Clermont
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103

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Registration for UC faculty, students, and staff is now available via Faculty Development OneStop

For non-UC attendees, please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3T2014


2014 Presentations At-A-Glance

Flipped Learning Workshop:

Flipped Learning Conference Workshop

For More Information:

Nick Abel, Nicholas.Abel@uc.edu
Patty Goedl, Patricia.Goedl@uc.edu


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Conference Sponsors

Faculty Development Council
Office of the Provost
Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning
University of Cincinnati Clermont College
University of Cincinnati Blue Ash
College of Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services
College Engineering and Applied Sciences
College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Allied Health & Applied Sciences
College of Nursing
University Libraries