From yesterday’s Virtual School Meanderings:
July 24, 2012
Global Learning Technology Conference
A friend of mine sent this along and asked that I share it with folks who may be in the area and wanting to attend.
We want to personally invite you to attend the Global Learning Technology Conference, to be held Aug. 9-10, 2012 at the Watson College of Education, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC.
This two-day conference will bring together educators, instructional technologists, instructional designers, E-learning specialists, and other learning technology professionals. Our theme for the conference is “learn, innovate and connect.” The program offers multiple hands-on workshops and paper and poster presentations that will help position your learning technology efforts now and into the future.
Our key note speaker, Dr. Charles Severance, a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan will address the conference attendees with his speech entitled “Initial Experiences Teaching a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC)”. Dr. Charles Severance has been at the forefront of teaching and learning for some time. In addition to his appointment at the University of Michigan, he also works for Blackboard as Sakai Chief Strategist and the IMS Global Learning Consortium promoting and developing standards for teaching and learning technology. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Sakai Foundation and the Chief Architect of the Sakai Project. More recently, he is teaching a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) using the Coursera teaching platform (http://www.uncw.edu/ed/gltc/keynote.html).
To kick off the conference, we will begin with a series of hands-on workshops followed by our guest speaker Mr. Lucas Gillispie, a well-known local educator in the area of gaming in education particularly the use of MMORPG’s (Massively Multiplayer Online Role play Games), mobile game-based learning, virtual training and simulations. In addition, there will be opportunities to meet and connect with professionals and visit our learning technology exhibits. Visit http://uncw.edu/ed/gltc/index.html to register.
We hope you will be able to join us at this important event and encourage you to register early http://uncw.edu/ed/gltc/registration.html
Global Learning Technology Conference Committee