2014 Conference: This year's theme encouraged educators to explore breaking boundaries and limits with teaching and learning in the 21st century. Keynote/Sessions focused around 21st century tools and environments for teaching and learning. How people learn with these new tools and components that contribute to the optimal learning environment.
Presentation Summary: Discussed research study surveys used to test identifying factors of first-year students' unpreparedness for success in higher education. The inabilities to meet learning objectives, barriers to degree completion and contributing factors to student unpreparedness ware examined through the lens of time management, locus of control, belief systems, and critical thinking skills.