How learning happens at Penn State is constantly evolving. Those who contribute to the learning design process such as instructional designers, instructional production specialists, librarians, educational technologists, educational web and multimedia developers, and faculty will come together on the University Park campus this summer to discuss methods to effectively contribute to those evolutions.

Learning Design Summer Camp (LDSC) is an annual, informal gathering of Penn State’s learning design community, and it will be held this year on July 23 in Chambers Building. The event is hosted by Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) in partnership with Business eLearning Design and Innovation Group, Center for Teaching Excellence at Harrisburg Campus, College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) Office of Learning Design, Information Technology Learning and Development (ITLD), John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, Department of Statistics, University Libraries, and World Campus Learning Design.

The theme for this year’s LDSC is “Back to the Future: Looking back, moving forward.” Event organizers are seeking presenters, and the call for proposals will open on May 1. The call will close on May 24, and the opening of registration will follow on June 3.

“We’re really looking forward to stimulating conversations at [LDSC] this year focused on what our community has done, what’s currently being done, and what will be done in the future,” said LDSC chair and College of IST instructional designer Chris Gamrat. “The informal, community-based design of this camp is ideal for sharing information and ideas about innovative ways to reshape how learning takes place at our University.”

For more information, please visit the LDSC website.