For immediate release | October 16, 2012

Apply now for ACRL Immersion ’13 Teaching with Technology track

CHICAGO —The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications for its Information Literacy Immersion ’13 Teaching with Technology track. Complete program details and application materials are on the ACRL website. The application deadline is Dec. 7, 2012.

The Immersion '13 Teaching with Technology track will provide a practical and design-minded framework for evaluating instructional technologies in order to integrate them more effectively into face-to-face and/or online teaching. The curriculum includes instructional design, online learning theories, a critical and accessible approach to instructional technology and strategies for creating engaging and outcomes-focused instructional experiences.

Teaching with Technology takes a “blended” approach that consists of an initial day-long face-to-face workshop at the ALA Annual Conference on June 28, 2013, in Chicago, followed by four weeks of work in an online environment. Prefaced by readings, the majority of the face-to-face meeting will focus on theoretical and practical applications of instructional design in an online or tech-supported environment. Issues such as learning theories, using technology to assist with workflow and instruction and pedagogy will be discussed, and participants will leave with an action plan for the online portion of the program.

Acceptance to Immersion ’13 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. The application deadline is Dec. 7, 2012, and notifications will be issued in February 2013.

Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or


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David Free

Mktg & Comm. Specialist/Editor-in-Chief

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

1-800-545-2433 ext.2517