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Call for Presentations

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2024 Bronx CUNY EdTech Showcase!  This year’s conference theme is:

Let’s Talk: Rethinking Authentic Learning & Assessment in the Age of AI

In various industries and technological domains, the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools has become commonplace, revolutionizing processes and enhancing outcomes. However, academia has exhibited hesitancy in endorsing the utilization of AI by students, driven by concerns about compromising the authenticity of original student ideas and the potential for students to present AI-generated work as their own. A fundamental objective of education is to equip graduates for success beyond the academic realm. This raises a crucial question for educators: How can we embrace the potential of AI tools in education while fostering a culture that champions originality, critical thinking, and innovative ideas among students? Join us in exploring strategies to strike a balance between leveraging AI advancements and nurturing the unique intellectual contributions of students, ensuring they are well-prepared for the challenges of the future.

Conference Tracks

EXTENDED DEADLINE:
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2024

Explore the new AI technologies that are being adopted in various fields, including higher education. Conversation facilitators in this track will introduce, lead and demo how they are using AI in their specialty fields and/or in the classroom.

New teaching modalities, AI and a host of other factors have changed the teaching and learning landscape, including methods of assessment. Conversation facilitators in this track will introduce and lead discussions about new, authentic methods of assessment that work in today’s educational settings.

As increasingly more no-cost educational resources are available, access to materials such as digital textbooks and learning modules have become widely available and accessible to students and faculty. Conversation facilitators will lead discussions about the impact of AI on the creation, dissemination and use of OER materials.

Academic institutions must ensure student accessibility to course materials. Resources such as skill, time, and expense are needed to create and retrofit course materials. Conversation facilitators in this track will discuss the impact of AI on Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility, in the professional development of faculty pedagogy, the development of new course materials, and the revision of previously developed course materials.

Navigating the Intersection of Academia and Artificial Intelligence Adoption: In various industries and technological domains, the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools has become commonplace, revolutionizing processes and enhancing outcomes. However, academia has exhibited hesitancy in endorsing the utilization of AI by students, driven by concerns about compromising the authenticity of original student ideas and the potential for students to present AI-generated work as their own. A fundamental objective of education is to equip graduates for success beyond the academic realm. This raises a crucial question for educators: How can we embrace the potential of AI tools in education while fostering a culture that champions originality, critical thinking, and innovative ideas among students?

Format

This year’s Showcase will be an in-person event held at Hostos Community College, featuring a keynote address, an enlightening presentation, and concurrent sessions that will have an interactive format. Presenters will introduce a topic for up to 10 minutes and then lead a 20-minute long conversation or Q & A about the topic. Proposals should revolve around the discussion questions that will be presented. The keynote speakers will present in person and their speeches will also be live-streamed for those who cannot attend.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Presentation Submission

All presentation submissions will be handled electronically. The presentation’s lead author will receive an email reply indicating that their submission was received. Authors should submit their complete submission form through the submission form.

EXTENDED DEADLINE:
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2024

Selection Process

  1. The presentation review committee will evaluate the presentations based on relevance and quality of the submission. All submissions are held in confidentiality prior to any selection announcement.
  2. The review committee recommends applicants to use this evaluation rubric as a guide for submitting their presentation applications.
  3. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered unless an extension has been announced.
  4. Accepted proposals will be presented by their author(s) and will be published on the showcase program. The program is provided free of charge to attendees. The papers will be also published on the Bronx EdTech Showcase website.

Important Dates

Proposal submission deadline (extended): Sunday, March 17th, 2024
Registration opens:  Friday, March 1st, 2024
Event date:  Friday, May 3rd, 2024

Final Notes

Groups are encouraged! Apply online and include your college, the project, and the technology tool or pedagogical technique along with details of how you will conduct or facilitate your group discussions. Your presentations should be as interactive as your teaching.

About The Showcase

The Bronx CUNY EdTech Showcase, held annually in May, promotes and highlights the innovative uses of technology that have the potential to reach new levels of student engagement leading to improved performance.

Three BRONX CUNY colleges (Lehman, Bronx CC, and Hostos) see this event as a great opportunity for networking, collaborating, sharing technical information, and building upon effective practices within our CUNY Community. This year’s Showcase will continue the tradition of bringing special guest speakers and offer an engaging program.

Questions?

If you have questions about the submission process please contact any member from the Bronx EdTech Showcase Organizing Committee.

Carlos Guevara at Hostos: 718.319.7915, cguevara@hostos.cuny.edu
Wilfredo Rodriguez at Hostos, 718-319-7973, wrodriguez@hostos.cuny.edu
Kate Lyons at Hostos: 718.518.4213, clyons@hostos.cuny.edu
Stephen Castellano at Lehman: 718.960.8658, stephen.castellano@lehman.cuny.edu
Dermot Foley at Lehman: 718.960.7157, dermot.foley@lehman.cuny.edu
Albert Robinson at Bronx: 718.289.5100 x3063, albert.robinson@bcc.cuny.edu
Mark Lennerton at Bronx 718.289.5655, mark.lennerton@bcc.cuny.edu