Dynamics can be defined as the forces or properties
that stimulate growth, development, or change within a system
or process. This 2015 ICA conference theme challenges members
to think about how we can stimulate growth and more dynamic
learning in a changing environment as our students develop and
grow as citizens of the world. There are many possibilities
for exploring this theme including, but not limited to:
1. How can we use new media, interactive technologies,
and collaborative teaching opportunities to enhance the learning
2. How can we engage possibilities with each other and other
universities/ colleges/high schools to increase the cultural
experiences of students?
3. How can we use twitter, Snapchat and other instant messaging
in the classroom to meet students where they are to engage?
4. What role does our research and/or service in the community
impact the dynamics in the classroom?
5. Are there ways to further engage students out-of-class to
enhance their development as citizens?
6. What teacher-student dynamics are necessary to engage students
7. How can we move dynamic classroom projects into the community
to enhance community engagement?
8. Do we fight the mobile phone or use it to enhance classroom
9. Some students are not motivated to learn in the traditional
classroom, how can we change these dynamics to enhance learning?
10. How is higher education changing due to economic and societal
factors? Do we change too or fight the change?
As we continue living in a changing world and
society, the 2015 ICA conference is an opportunity for communication
educators to come together and explore "dynamism" in a variety
of contexts that impact our teaching and learning.
Hotel Information: The 2015
conference will be held September 18 & 19 at the Hotel Winneshiek
in Decorah, Iowa.