2021 Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology set for May 11-13

November 06, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. —  From May 11 to 13, the Penn State community will come together in a virtual format to take part in the annual Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology. The free event offers an abundance of programming to share ideas and methods with the power to transform education.

“We chose to hold this year’s TLT Symposium virtually out of an abundance of caution, and with the safety of presenters and attendees as the top priority,” said Jennifer Sparrow, associate vice president for Teaching and Learning with Technology. “Also, the later date for the event will fit well into our adjusted academic calendar and allow interested presenters additional time to submit their proposals.”

Katherine Milkman, an award-winning researcher and Evan C. Thompson Endowed Term Chair for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, will present the keynote address for the 2021 Symposium on May 11.

“Katherine was scheduled to join us for the 2020 TLT Symposium, but many circumstances resulted in her presentation being postponed to this year,” said Sparrow. “It will be worth the wait to hear her speak because her expertise in researching ways to change consequential behaviors is so relevant to our current circumstances.”

Along with her work at University of Pennsylvania, Milkman has published articles in journals such as The Journal of Finance, Management Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She has penned a number of columns for The Washington Post on the behavioral economics of everyday life, and hosts a Charles Schwab podcast titled, “Choiceology with Katy Milkman.”

Additionally, Milkman co-directs the Behavior Change for Good Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania. That program’s work is being chronicled by former Symposium speaker Stephen Dubner’s podcast, “Freakonomics Radio.”

Registration for the 2021 Symposium is now open, and the event is free for all Penn State faculty, students and staff.

Last Updated November 12, 2020