University of Southern California

Learning Design & Technology

Advancing USC's strategic vision for teaching with technology

Community Events

The Center for Scholarly Technology (CST) offers events that share best practices about teaching with technology and help build community at USC. Registrations for CST events generally open up two to three weeks in advance and are listed on our homepage under “Upcoming Events.” Information on past events, including PowerPoint slides, instructor video segments and other resources can be found in our Events Archive.

Faculty Forums

Held on Fridays at noon with a light lunch provided, Faculty Forums familiarize faculty and staff with best practices and the innovative ways that instructors are becoming more efficient and effective through technology, as well as mistakes to avoid.

Each session features one or more speakers, often on a panel that includes some of their students. A Q&A period follows, enabling audience members to share related experiences and information with the group.

This open forum format led by USC faculty not only encourages the strategic use of instructional technologies, but has also resulted in an informal network and many sub-networks of instructors engaged in teaching with technology, along with technology and design experts who support them. If you are a USC faculty member and are interested in leading a discussion, please contact us at cst@usc.edu.

Teaching with Technology Conference

The annual Teaching with Technology conference brings USC colleagues together to share the latest practices and tools.

Instructional Design Meet-Ups

Instructional Design Meet-Ups are monthly informal meetings which offer USC’s community of instructional designers, as well as faculty and staff interested in instructional design, a forum to exchange ideas and voice questions pertaining to instructional design. Topics range from active online learning and engagement, to rubrics and peer assessment, to flipped classroom design. Meet-Ups provide a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from diverse departments who have their pulse on the latest techniques and tools for best practices in serving students. For more information on the Instructional Design Meet-Ups, send email to the cst@usc.edu.

EdTech Talks

EdTech Talks offer an informal venue for USC faculty and staff to share information about new technologies that support teaching and learning. Topics range from new Apple software to the latest classroom collaboration tools. Occasionally guest presenters from outside of USC will be invited to demonstrate innovative and emerging technologies. USC techies are also encouraged to “Show & Tell” what they are using and identify topics. This is an excellent opportunity to network with your IT colleagues.

Upcoming Events