Monday, December 31, 2012

Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning







The Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning is recognized internationally for the quality and integrity of its program. Each year the conference provides an exchange of current resources, research, and best practices from around the world that are relevant to the design and delivery of distance education/training.

Monday, November 26, 2012

POD/AAC&U 2013 Organizational Development Institute - WikiPODia

The 5th Annual POD/AACU Organizational Development InstituteJanuary 22 & 23, 2013

By the end of this Institute, participants will have closely examined the landscape of higher education, assessed how their centers are positioned for involvement in broad level institutional change and assessed their skills and knowledge, and examined models of partnerships and collaboration in institutional change. The Institute will culminate with each participant designing and sharing a preliminary map of their plan. Participants will be ready to initiate conversations with center staff and supervisors, assess their center mission, and initiate involvement in organizational development and institutional change.

Monday, November 19, 2012

NSF Funding Opportunity - Cyberlearning: Transforming Education - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

Transforming Education program, NSF seeks to integrate advances in technology with advances in what is known about how people learn to
  • better understand how people learn with technology and how technology can be used productively to help people learn, through individual use and/or through collaborations mediated by technology;

  • better use technology for collecting, analyzing, sharing, and managing data to shed light on learning, promoting learning, and designing learning environments; and

  • design new technologies for these purposes, and advance understanding of how to use those technologies and integrate them into learning environments so that their potential is fulfilled.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CETL Docs - Call for Poster Proposals



We invite you to submit proposals for posters. Proposal topics might include: innovative pedagogy, particularly research-based innovations that focus on student-centered learning and pedagogies of engagement; course and program assessment; global learning, diversity and inclusiveness in the curriculum; online, hybrid, and technology-enhanced teaching; interdisciplinary teaching; scholarship of teaching and learning; graduate education; efforts to increase retention and graduation rates; and mentoring of students and faculty.

Monday, November 5, 2012

AACE - EdMedia

The EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media and Technology is an international conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
A multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Orlando New Learning Technologies

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New Learning Technologies Conference
Orlando, Florida  -  March 6-8, 2013

The New Learning Technologies conference continues SALT’s practice of bringing together senior professionals from government, industry, academia and the military to present the latest developments in the field of learning and training technologies.

To go to SALT on Linked In, click here. Communicate directly with current and previous SALT Conference participants to learn more about the program content and format.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Annual Conference | EDUCAUSE.edu






NOVEMBER 6-9
DENVER AND ONLINE

Join the Best Thinking in Higher Education IT

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is the premier gathering for higher education IT professionals. It provides content and exploration of today’s toughest technology issues facing campuses around the world, and convenes some of the brightest minds in the community.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

C.E.T.L.:: Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

C.E.T.L.:: Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning: The Georgia Conference on College & University Teaching is going platinum! This year marks the 20th anniversary of the conference. Since 1993, thousands of educators from all 34 University System of Georgia colleges and universities, as well as many other schools in the Southeastern region, have participated in this interdisciplinary conference. The conference is designed to provide college and university faculty the opportunity to discuss and share experiences and innovative teaching techniques.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Call for Presentations | The Sloan Consortium

The Sloan Consortium and MERLOT invite you to submit a proposal for the 6th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, to be held April 9-11, 2013 at the Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, NV.

The Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, a joint Symposium of Sloan Consortium and MERLOT, is designed to bring together individuals interested in the review and evaluation of emerging technologies' impact on online teaching and learning. We seek interactive sessions that engage and inform participants.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Turning Technologies User Conference - Event Summary | Online Registration by Cvent

Register today for our highly anticipated Turning Technologies User Conference in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida. You can expect nothing but the best yet again this year. We are proud to offer attendees four keynote presentations from well recognized individuals in fields that span both the educational and corporate professions.

The TLT Group, A Non-Profit Organization - FridayLive! Sept 28 There's an APP for That 2.0

In this session will be showing some of the best apps for education across multiple types of devices. It doesn't matter if you use an iPad, Android device, or even Google Chrome, more often than not, there is in fact an "app for that".

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Blackboard Designing an Exemplary Course - part of the CourseSites Open Course Series

We are excited to be working with the CourseSites team to launch the “Designing an Exemplary Course,” as part of the CourseSites Open Course Series.

Course Description: Using the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP) Rubric as a guide, this open course will provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to recognize, organize, and build online courses for both blended learners and online learners.

The TLT Group, A Non-Profit Organization - FridayLive! Sept 21 Planning for and using MOOCs 2 pm ET

Identify how to take advantage of a MOOC personally and ideas to use with your students [and how to use MOOCs for faculty dev/training]

What are these newest, biggest online teaching/learning resources? In what ways are they similar to and different from previous online education? How are the most recent activities that claim the label "MOOC" similar to and different from very large, open, free, online courses (e.g., Stanford Computer Science Engineering courses Fall 2011)?
We'll introduce the ideas, provide some references, explore alternatives and select one MOOC for collaborative exploration.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lilly-West Conference | International Alliance of Teacher Scholars

Lilly Conferences are retreats that combine workshops, discussion sessions, and major addresses, with opportunities for informal discussion about excellence in college and university teaching and learning. Internationally-known scholars join new and experienced faculty members and administrators from all over the world to discuss topics such as gender differences in learning, incorporating technology into teaching, encouraging critical thinking, using teaching and student portfolios, implementing group learning, and evaluating teaching.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

eLearning 2013 General Information

eLearning 2013 is the friendliest and most comprehensive annual distance learning conference you will find for eLearning practitioners. It is the one place where you will learn who is doing what, what technologies they are using, what works, and what doesn't.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

AACE - E-Learn - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education

E-LEARN 2012 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education
Montréal, Québec: October 9-12, 2012

E-Learn--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning.

This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Exploring Spaces for Learning: 2013 International HETL Conference

Exploring Spaces for Learning: The International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (http://hetl.org/) cordially invites you to attend the 2013 International HETL Conference to be held at the University of Central Florida, in cooperation with the UCF Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.

Monday, August 27, 2012

AACE - Global Learn: Call for Participation

Global Learn -- Global Conference on Learning and Technology is an online conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

This annual conference serves to further the advancement and innovation in learning and technology. As the educational world becomes increasingly global, new ways to explore, learn, and share knowledge are needed. Global Learn is a means to connect and engage creative educators, researchers, consultants, training managers, policy makers, curriculum developers, entrepreneurs, and others in the topics and fields in which they are passionate. Global Learn offers an opportunity to meet and discuss their ideas, findings, and next steps.

We invite you to attend Global Learn and submit proposals for virtual participation.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

12th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning | Niagara University

The 12th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning will take place Jan. 7-8, 2013. Niagara University's Committee on College Teaching and Learning has selected Professor Ann Austin, professor of higher, adult, and lifelong education at Michigan State University, as the keynote speaker for the 2013 conference.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators | Edudemic

Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Conference - SLATE Group

2012 will mark the tenth anniversary of the creation of SLATE and the annual SLATE Conference. Over the past nine years over 2500 people representing almost 120 unique institutions from the Midwest, across the country, and around the world have attended this conference. This conference invites all faculty, system administrators, CIO's, Web developers, instructional designers, librarians, students, and user support staff from institutions that are deploying and/or currently using any Web-based tools, applications or programs, in their teaching and learning. Recognizing that deployment issues, support concerns, teaching strategies, learning styles, etc. are common among the varied CMS/LMS clients, everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Will · The "Immeasurable" Part 2

Assessment lives primarily in the bottom left part of the graph, and we rarely if ever get to the “immeasurable” stuff. - Will Richardson

Friday, August 10, 2012

ACMHE Conferences | Contemplative Approaches in the Diverse Academic Community

Contemplative Approaches in the Diverse Academic Community: Inquiry, Connection, Creativity, and Insight The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education’s 4th Annual Conference September 21 – 23, 2012 Amherst College, Amherst, MA.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

U.Va. and 11 others become latest to plan MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

A dozen more universities have signed partnerships with Coursera, a company that provides hosting services for massively open online courses (MOOCs), the company announced today (7/17/12). Coursera’s new partners include the University of Virginia, whose highly publicized administrative ballyhoo last month made it the epicenter of the debate over how traditional universities should adapt to the rise of online education in general and MOOCs in particular.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

POD 2012 Conference - WikiPODia

Pencils & Pixels: 21st Century Practices in Higher Education will be in Seattle, Washington October 24-28, 2012.

Northeast E-Learning Consortium » Fall 2012 Symposium & User Group Meeting

Save Friday, October 26 for the annual Northeast E-Learning Consortium Fall Symposium. This year Temple University will host the event, and Lynda Weinman, cofounder and executive chair of lynda.com, will be the keynote presenter.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

6 Virtual Tours Of The Human Body For Free Interactive Anatomy Lessons

When it comes to interactive virtual views, we have gone to space and around the globe. So, it’s not surprising that we are also going within ourselves on a virtual journey of the human body.

Research: How to Tell Stories with Data? - information aesthetics

An article that highlights a research paper written by Edward Segel and Jeffrey Heer regarding analyzing the right thing at the right moment: How Do People Tell Stories through Interactive Visualization?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thanks to This Free Class, Every Educator Can Learn Design Thinking - Education - GOOD

Creativity is the number one quality prized by the CEOs of the nation's top 500 companies, but can you actually teach kids to be creative? If a school is highly personalized and rooted in design thinking, a structured process of creative problem solving, it's possible. Students can't learn design thinking if their teachers aren't trained in it, so to help give educators the tools and methods to integrate this mindset into their work, Edutopia, IDEO, and New York's Riverdale Country Day School, are teaming up to offer "Design Thinking for Educators," a free, five-week virtual class.

elearnspace › More on Massive Open Online Courses

George Siemens presented to the EDUCAUSE NGLC Summer Learning series today on massive open online courses (MOOCs). The recording is now available here.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Free Technology for Teachers: Grading Made Easy with Diigo & Jing

Both Diigo and Jing have been written about on numerous occasions here at the Free Technology for Teachers blog, but I wanted to share my experiences using both tools when grading assignments.

Pearson Learning Solutions - Social Media for Teaching and Learning

For several years, Pearson has been researching faculty use of social media for personal, professional and teaching uses. For this special event, we have gathered social media researchers and practitioners from across higher education. Please join us for engaging, interactive sessions and plenty of opportunities for connecting with other innovative educators. This event is perfect for educators looking to expand their teaching with social tools, instructional designers, deans of academic technology, chief information officers, and chief technology officers.

Friday, July 27, 2012

BbWorld 2012 - Living in a bubble and reinventing the wheel...

As a recent attendee of BbWorld 2012, I attended many very useful sessions. This entry is the first of many that I will share that originated at that conference that readers of my blog may find useful.

Rolando Garza - Living in a bubble and reinventing the wheel how “stealing” from others can add more voices to your course

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Innovative Educators: Best Practices In College Teaching: Designing Effective Rubrics

Assigning grades to student essays, presentations, and projects can be a difficult task, especially when it appears that many of the students did not understand the task assigned. Well-written rubrics help students understand what they are expected to accomplish in an assignment or a course of study. Join us and learn how to develop rubrics to assist in making the evaluation and feedback process more effective, more objective, and more likely to result in deeper student learning. Participants will receive a Quick Guide to rubrics and a rubric template.
Wednesday, August 22 ~ 3:00-4:30pm EDT

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Welcome | The Sloan Consortium

A conference devoted to the emerging and innovative uses of technology designed to improve teaching and learning online.

Blackboard Inc.’s Presentations on SlideShare

Presentations and other resources from the annual Blackboard World conference 2012 (BbWorld 2012).

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Fair(y) Use Tale | Center for Internet and Society

A Fair(y) Use Tale | Center for Internet and Society: Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University created this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words of the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms.

View (streaming) or download (mp4) the whole film or watch it on YouTube.

10 Reasons to try Backchannel Chat | U Tech Tips

10 Reasons to try Backchannel Chat | U Tech Tips: What is Backchannel Chat? It’s like note-taking at a lecture, but notes are shared with anyone who has the URL. They might be people in the room with you, but they could also be anywhere in the world.

Friday, June 22, 2012

From lecture capture to remote proctoring: Athens State increases student flexibility | University Business Magazine

Athens State University—like many institutions of higher education today—is grappling with the challenges of a growing segment of students who take classes online. In fact, fifty-two percent of the two-year school’s student body take classes exclusively online. To best serve those students by providing them with the flexibility to view course content anytime, anywhere, Athens State uses Tegrity lecture capture.

Monday, June 18, 2012

TLC - Lilly Conference Overview, 2012 Lilly Conference, UNCG

Lilly Conferences are retreats that combine workshops, discussion sessions, and major addresses, with opportunities for informal discussion about excellence in college and university teaching and learning. Internationally-known scholars join new and experienced faculty members and administrators from all over the world to discuss topics such as gender differences in learning, incorporating technology into teaching, encouraging critical thinking, using teaching and student portfolios, implementing group learning, and evaluating teaching.

ICERI2012


ICERI2012 is an International Forum for those who wish to present their projects and innovations, having also the opportunity to discuss the main aspects and the latest results in the field of Education and Research.

The general aim of the conference is to promote international collaboration in Education and Research in all educational fields and disciplines.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

How Tech Is Changing College Life [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Tech Is Changing College Life [INFOGRAPHIC]: Presta Electronics. Presta used material from the Pew Research Center, Chronicle of Higher Education, Mashable and other sources to put together the infographic below. Check it out for the full picture of how technology is changing college students’ lives.

WikiEducator: Open content licensing for educators is a free online workshop designed for educators and students who want to learn more about open education resources, copyright, and creative commons licenses


About - WikiEducator: Open content licensing for educators is a free online workshop designed for educators and students who want to learn more about open education resources, copyright, and creative commons licenses.

The course materials were developed as a collaborative project by volunteers from the OER Foundation, WikiEducator, the OpenCourseWare Consortium and Creative Commons with funding support from UNESCO. The course will provide prerequisite knowledge required by educators to legally remix open education materials and help institutions to take informed decisions about open content licenses.

This free workshop is sponsored by the OER Foundation, the COL Chair in OER at Otago Polytechnic, the UNESCO-COL Chair in OER at Athabasca University and Creative Commons Canada.

The workshop is scheduled for 20 June - 3 July 2012. to coincide with the UNESCO World OER Congress in Paris.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Kids Technology & Art Summer Camp by Campus Linc


Want a safe place for your kids to learn and have fun for a week?

Campus Linc will be providing fun and education for one week for kids ages 9-15. Our Digital Photography and Graphic Design camp will keep kids engaged in learning about how Art and Technology can be used together to create complex stories and learning how to manipulate photos.   

Learn, Create and have Fun! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Transformation in teaching : social media strategies in higher education (Book, 2012)

A new free book: Cheal, C., Coughlin, J., & Moore, S. (Eds) (2012) Transformation in Teaching: Social Media: Strategies in Higher Education. Informing Science Press.

This is not specifically about information literacy, but some of the chapters are particularly relevant. It includes chapters about a variety of Web 2.0 applications, and also some on using Second Life in education. The digital version can be found free at GoogleBooks, Informing Science and Amazon. The links and the table of contents are here: http://www2.oakland.edu/elis/book.cfm

Chapters include:
- Taxonomy of Web 2.0 Applications with Educational Potential
- YouTube: Beyond Lectures and Papers in Leadership Education
- Diigo: Social Bookmarking in a Professional Communication Course
- GLEAN: Social Learning for Business Students
- Facebook vs. Web Courseware: A Comparison
- Twitter: Integration into Developmental English and Technology
- Chat: Transforming the Social Work Classroom
Blog post shared from  by : Information Literacy Weblog, May 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

9 of the coolest educational videos from TED-Ed | memeburn | Diigo

 When TED launched its educational website for younger students last week, I think teachers everywhere realised they had to up their game. The 3-10 minute videos are designed to encourage curiosity and show how the world works using compelling animation and the audible explanations of a gifted teacher.  Even if you’re not in high school, the videos are sometimes fascinating, sometimes kinda strange, but generally very cool. Here are some of the best videos that are designed to amaze and challenge your brain.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Washington Interactive Technologies

Washington Interactive Technologies: Washington Interactive Learning Technologies Conference
Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel
Reston, Virginia
August 15-17, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

SUNY Technology Conference - STC 2012

STC 2012: STC 2012: June 25–June 27, Rye Brook, NY
Mobile Technology in Higher Ed Learning, Living, and Management

The annual SUNY Technology Conference is the foremost forum at which SUNY’s technology communities join together to grow as professionals, to learn about advances in the marketplace, and to discuss approaches for addressing common issues.

Keynote Address: David Pogue
Disruption in Higher Education – What Going Mobile Means to Tomorrow’s Learners

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Exploring Spaces for Learning: HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHING & LEARNING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, JANUARY 13-15, 2013, ORLANDO

HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHING & LEARNING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
JANUARY 13-15, 2013, ORLANDO

You are invited to submit a proposal for a presentation on emerging pedagogic or administrative technologies, approaches and issues in higher education. Although the meeting is structured into thematic tracks, we are open to the gamut of topics on new developments in higher education. This Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association conference is being held, January 13-15, 2013 in Orlando, in partnership with the University of Central Florida, whose campus will be its venue. A proceedings book of abstracts will be produced and best papers will be published in the HETL

Saturday, April 28, 2012

- Eight ways to create screencasts and slideshares

Eight ways to create screencasts and slideshares: An investigation of a growing array of mostly free web-based tools for projecting and archiving instruction, screenshots, storytelling, and personality. These web-based programs fit into two large buckets–slide narration tools and screen capture tools.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Twenty-Five Years of Presenting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning | International Alliance of Teacher Scholars

13th Annual
Faculty Learning Community
Developers’ and Facilitators’
Summer Institute
June 20-23, 2012


Twenty-Five Years of Presenting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning | International Alliance of Teacher Scholars: The International Alliance of Teacher Scholars is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching – West in 2013. We invite you to join colleagues from all disciplines and types of colleges and universities in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) discussions and presentations at the Conference.

Grants and Proposals: If you write it, they will fund! - Event Summary | Online Registration by Cvent

Grants and Proposals: If you write it, they will fund! - Event Summary | Online Registration by Cvent: Based on the book, Writing Successful Science Proposals, this virtual workshop outlines the components of a successful proposal and the steps to get there. Learn how to improve your chances of getting funded through fund sourcing, proper planning and organization, concise writing, collaboration, and proposal submission. Participate in interactive and relevant discussions and activities with faculty from the comfort of your home or office. Although the course is based on a book about scientific proposals the lessons are applicable to all proposals.

Ujam

An amazing site for creating your own music and vocal tracks. It has a huge, high quality bank of sounds and instruments. There are template compositions for beginners and everything is editable so advance users can be in control of their creativity. A free signup is required.

Middlebury College Candidate - Multimedia/Curricular Technologist

Middlebury College Candidate Self-Service: Job Title: Multimedia/Curricular Technologist
Department: Library & Information Services
Location: Middlebury, VT

Responsibilities:
Multimedia/Curricular technologists are responsible for creating graphic design: interpreting requirements, designing layouts, researching information, deciding which multimedia tools to utilize, product development, and story creation. Multimedia/Curricular technologists consult with faculty to help provide the appropriate technology for pedagogical use. Multimedia/Curricular technologists will create classroom courses, educational tutorials, quizzes, learning games, and/or interactive classroom tools, with an emphasis on technology use for language teaching and learning. He or she will work directly with faculty, staff and students. He or she must stay up to date on the latest technology and trends within the multimedia industry.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

nsf.gov - Funding - Cyberlearning: Transforming Education - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

Funding - Cyberlearning: Transforming Education - US National Science Foundation (NSF): Through the Cyberlearning: Transforming Education program, NSF seeks to integrate advances in technology with advances in what is known about how people learn to

- better understand how people learn with technology and how technology can be used productively to help people learn, through individual use and/or through collaborations mediated by technology;

- better use technology for collecting, analyzing, sharing, and managing data to shed light on learning, promoting learning, and designing learning environments; and

- design new technologies for these purposes, and advance understanding of how to use those technologies and integrate them into learning environments so that their potential is fulfilled.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Online Courses from World's Experts | Udemy

Online Courses from World's Experts | Udemy: Udemy enables anyone to take and build courses online.

Our goal is to disrupt and democratize education by enabling anyone to learn from the world's experts.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Moving Beyond Technology -- Campus Technology

Moving Beyond Technology -- Campus Technology: Most Significant Metatrends for the Next 10 Years

1. The world of work is increasingly global and increasingly collaborative.

2. People expect to work, learn, socialize, and play whenever and wherever they want to.

3. The internet is becoming a global mobile network--and already is at its edges.

4. The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based and delivered over utility networks, facilitating the rapid growth of online videos and rich media.

5. Openness--concepts like open content, open data, and open resources, along with notions of transparency and easy access to data and information--is moving from a trend to a value for much of the world.

6. Legal notions of ownership and privacy lag behind the practices common in society.

7. Real challenges of access, efficiency, and scale are redefining what we mean by quality and success.

8. The internet is constantly challenging us to rethink learning and education, while refining our notion of literacy.

9. There is a rise in informal learning as individual needs are redefining schools, universities, and training.

10. Business models across the education ecosystem are changing.

Excerpts of the 10 top metatrends identified in A Communiqué from the Horizon Project Retreat, January 2012, an NMC Horizon Project publication under Creative Commons attribution license.

Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums Grants – FY13 Guidelines

Learning Labs Guidelines: Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums Grants – FY13 Guidelines
Application Deadline: June 15, 2012
(Projects must begin January 1, 2013)

Date Posted: April 13, 2012
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 45.312

What are Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums grants?

Grants for Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums will support planning and design activities for spaces that foster experimentation and creativity for middle- and high-school youth in library- and museum-based, out-of-school-time settings. The labs should be grounded in evidence-based research on youth, and should be designed to support youth learning in such 21st century skills as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

These grants will enable grantees to develop comprehensive plans for programs, space, staffing, and budgeting for their Learning Labs. The awards may also be used to prototype certain lab activities or experiences. In addition, the grants may be used to support emerging learning labs that are already in the process of serving middle- and high-school youth with innovative digital media and learning and need additional funds to enhance their efforts, provided that they are aligned with the grant program criteria.

Change - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

About this Course ~ #change11

This course will introduce participants to the major contributions being made to the field of instructional technology by researchers today. Each week, a new professor or researcher will introduce his or her central contribution to the field.

Date: September 12, 2011 - May 2012

A MOOC with each week being facilitated by an innovative thinker, researcher, and scholar.

Technologies Used: Through out this "course" participants will use a variety of technologies, for example, blogs, Second Life, RSS Readers, UStream, etc. Course resources will be provided using gRSShopper and online seminars delivered using Elluminate.

Facilitators: Dave Cormier, George Siemens and Stephen Downes will co-facilitate this innovative and timely course.

AACE - E-Learn - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education

AACE - E-Learn - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education: E-LEARN 2012 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education
Montréal, Québec: October 9-12, 2012

E-Learn--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning.

This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

FLC Institute | International Alliance of Teacher Scholars

FLC Institute | International Alliance of Teacher Scholars: 13th Annual
Faculty Learning Community
Developers’ and Facilitators’ Institute
will be held
June 20-23, 2012
Kellogg West Ranch at California Polytechnic State University
Pomona, (Southern) California




Institute Information

Read about Western Washington University’s experiences
in their General Education Focused Faculty Learning Community.

Community is often missing in higher education, where connections across disciplines and institutional units are overlooked. Faculty and professional learning communities (FLCs) help establish these connections and achieve most of the outcomes of student learning communities: increased interest in learning, retention, active learning, rate of intellectual development, and civic contributions to the common good. The safety and support engendered in a community enable risk taking and the achievement of both individual and team objectives. Evidence shows that FLCs provide effective “deep learning” that encourages and supports faculty to investigate, attempt, assess, and adopt new methods of teaching.

The TLT Group, A Non-Profit Organization - FridayLive! April 27 Building a Sense of Community Online

The TLT Group, A Non-Profit Organization - FridayLive! April 27 Building a Sense of Community Online: Building a Sense of Community in an Online Environment: Boldly Going Where You May Not Have Before...

April 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm ET - free to all.

Leader: Theresa A. Beery, Nursing, University of Cincinnati, and Dustin Shell, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati

Building community online can be challenging. We “quickly” put a course online that we thought would be face-to-face with two major goals: (1) Create the sense of community that we have in the classroom and (2) facilitate students constructing knowledge together. Participants will share in discussion of using technology (blogs, wikis, video introductions, audio comments, a synchronous class) to build community. We will offer lessons learned: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

eLearning DevCon 2012 - The Original eLearning Developer's Conference

eLearning DevCon 2012 - The Original eLearning Developer's Conference

Keynote Event

Art
Know the Mind. Know the Learner.
Maximizing the factors to improve memory and performance.
Scientists have made amazing strides into understanding how our brain controls our thinking, emotions, and behavior. In this highly interactive presentation, neuroscientist Dr. Art Kohn provides dramatic examples of factors that increase (and sometimes decrease) our learning and memory.
Using a series of demonstrations, he will reveal powerful cognitive principles that game designers, advertisers and even politicians incorporate into their campaigns. In turn, he will show how you can use these same principles within your eLearning modules to maximize memory and behavior change.
Come prepared to have fun... and learn.