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:
• How can we use new media, interactive technologies,
and collaborative teaching opportunities to enhance the learning
• How can we engage possibilities with each other and other
universities/ colleges/high schools to increase the cultural
experiences of students.
• How can we use twitter, Snapchat and other instant messaging
in the classroom to meet students where they are to engage.
• What role does our research and/or service in the community
impact the dynamics in the classroom?
• Are there ways to further engage students out-of-class to
enhance their development as citizens?
• What teacher-student dynamics are necessary to engage students
• How can we move dynamic classroom projects into the community
to enhance community engagement?
• Do we fight the mobile phone or use it to enhance classroom
• Some students are not motivated to learn in the traditional
classroom, how can we change these dynamics to enhance learning?
• 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.