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lynda.com Expert to Share Ideas for Teaching Beyond Classroom Walls at Campus Technology 2012 Summer Conference

(July 13, 2012)

CARPINTERIA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/13/12 --

Laurie Burruss, education consultant for lynda.com, the award-winning online learning company

Will deliver a session titled "Beyond the Classroom Walls: Reinventing Yourself, Your Class and Your Teaching Methods" during Campus Technology's Annual Summer Conference.

The conference will take place from Monday, July 16 through Thursday, July 19, 2012.

Burruss will deliver the "Beyond the Classroom Walls: Reinventing Yourself, Your Class and Your Teaching Methods," session on Tuesday, July 17 from 2:30 - 2:55 p.m.

Campus Technology 2012 Summer Conference
Seaport World Trade Center
200 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, Mass.

Teaching and learning models are rapidly changing, moving away from addressing what students need to focus on what students want to achieve personally. As teaching moves from the classroom to the cloud and online aggregated resources rapidly replace textbooks, this paradigm shift and the resulting innovative changes free teachers to rethink the traditional classroom and consider offering a variety of online resources that might be free, third party or open source.

During this session, Laurie Burruss, education consultant for lynda.com will draw on her extensive knowledge of new academic initiatives and her experience as a professor of interaction design to share with participants ways in which they can move their teaching methods beyond the traditional classroom walls to meet the demands of today's students. She will explore how teachers can leverage new technologies to create a blended learning environment supplemented by in-class and out-of-class resources. Additionally, Burruss will discuss how the teacher and students can evaluate as a group which activities should occur in valuable face-to-face time in the classroom and which can take place outside the walls of the classroom anywhere and at any time. Attendees will also learn about such areas as collaboration, project management, textbook replacement, online feedback, rubrics and rapid and agile iteration.

Burruss is currently a professor at Pasadena City College and a consultant in Education at lynda.com where she serves and supports academic initiatives, academic support and solutions, and evangelizes all things education in higher ed. Prior to starting at lynda.com, in July 2009, she served for 16 years as both a professor in Interaction Design as well as the director of the Pasadena City College Digital Media -- serving the state of California as a regional resource for collaboration between education, industry, and the community. Her passion is digital storytelling.

"Beyond the Classroom Walls: Reinventing Yourself, Your Class and Your Teaching Methods" is designed for professionals in the higher education field and campus environments who wish to learn how the latest technology can drive performance in education. Registration and additional details can be accessed at: http://events.campustechnology.com/events/ct-summer-educational-technology-conference/home.aspx

About lynda.com
lynda.com is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. With a lynda.com subscription, members receive unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials. New courses and topics are added every week at no extra cost. We carefully select the world's top experts who are the best in their field, passionate about their subject matter, and know how to teach. Members tell us that a lynda.com subscription instills self-confidence and unlocks a sense of accomplishment that they have not found anywhere else. With over one million individual, corporate, academic, and government members, lynda.com was recently ranked the 13th fastest-growing, privately-held education company in the U.S. by Inc. magazine.

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