Saturday, March 17, 2012

Leaders in Digital Innovation to Keynote CT Forum!

The Campus Technology Forum<> features an excellent slate of speakers for this year's conference, highlighted by keynotes Laurence F. Johnson, Ph.D.<> and W. Gardner Campbell, Ph.D.<>
In two addresses that bookend the conference, these digital technology innovators and influencers will share their unique insights about the rapidly evolving digital campus that embraces all forms of media. Register today<> to attend these powerful general sessions that will help define and shape the conference experience into a truly interactive platform for discussion, analysis and collaboration.

CT Forum 2012 Keynote Speakers


Call for Presentations Now Open: 18th Annual Sloan-C Online Learning Conference (Orlando)

Call for Presentations Now Open: 18th Annual Sloan-C Online Learning Conference (Orlando)18th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning<>
October 10-12, 2012
Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort Lake Buena Vista, FL

The Sloan Consortium invites you to submit a proposal<> for presentation and/or workshops for the 18th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning to be held October 10-12, 2012 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

The 2012 Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning is the premier forum for approaching the complex questions that face all concerned with the future of our students, faculty, colleagues, and institutions. Join us for this year's gathering and participate in the conversations that will provide crucial insights and help us make the decisions that will chart the future course of high quality online education.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Happenings

Teaching for Brain-Based Learning at the Lilly West Conference begins this week.  Follow the conference at #lillywest12.

The  Faculty Learning Community Developers’ and Facilitators’ Institute June 20-23, 2012 is beginning to fill up.  Reserve a place for your team right away if you are considering creating (or improving) Faculty Learning Communities on your campus.

Looking for a keynoter or workshop leader?  Want to bring Academic Boot Camp to your campus?  How about your own FLC Institute?  Contact us for more information at

 You can stay in touch with International Alliance of Teacher Scholars activities at

Interactive Learning Technologies Conference - Call for Papers

Call for Papers
March 12, 2012
Interactive Learning Technologies Conference
August 15-17, 2012
Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel
Reston, Virginia

Abstracts for presentations from knowledgeable professionals in industry, government, military, public education and academia are solicited to provide presentations which would be part of a comprehensive conference program on the latest interactive technologies as they are being applied to training, education and job performance improvement, including ways to implement technology, descriptions of education and technical skills applications, e-Learning, enterprise management, and instructional systems design, together with Knowledge Management systems.

The submissions should be in the form of individual presentations or panel discussions.

Key Dates to note

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: March 20, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: April 2012
Submission of Papers Due: July 20, 2012
Conference Dates: August 15-17, 2012

To submit your abstract online, click here:

Attend Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference – Virtually!

9th Annual Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop
April 23-24, 2012
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI
Can’t Travel to Milwaukee? Attend the 9th Annual Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop – Virtually!

For additional information on this conference, visit our website at .

The Sloan Consortium -
PO Box 1238 -
Newburyport, MA 01950-8238

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Quality Standards and Organizational Self-Assessment for Distance Learning and Continuing Education Organizations

Quality Standards and Organizational Self-Assessment for Distance Learning and Continuing Education Organizations


This online workshop will provide attendees with an overview of two quality models designed for organizational self-assessment of professional development and distance learning centers.

The first model comes from the IACEE (International Association for Continuing Engineering Education) Quality Program, an international collaboration of US and European institutions.

The second model comes from the Sloan Consortium.

Attendees will have the opportunity to complete the self-assessment tools for their organization, develop a plan for implementing the tools for continuous quality improvement, and consider the implications for benchmarking with peer organizations.


Dates / Times

  • Session 1: Tuesday, April 17th - 1:30-3:30 pm
  • Session 2: Thursday, April 26th - 1:30-3:30 pm

Delivery Mode

Online via Elluminate -- a web-based web conferencing application

Invitation and Call for Presentations for the 4th COIL Conference

Invitation and Call for Presentations for the 4th COIL Conference
Moving from Me to We: Breaking Boundaries and Building Bridges with Globally Networked Learning Partnerships
When? June 7th (12 -7pm) and June 8th (9am - 6pm), 2012 Where? SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th St. NYC
Registration: Questions? Please email
A New Approach to Student-Centered Internationalization:
For many higher education institutions, the goal of broadly integrating intercultural or global dimensions into the curriculum has been a hard goal to achieve. However, in recent years a new teaching and learning methodology known as Globally Networked Learning (GNL) has emerged providing an innovative and cost-effective internationalization method for fostering exchange between faculty and students with peers in other countries through Internet-based tools. More about the COIL Conference:
The annual conference brings together faculty, international programs staff, instructional technology staff, and university and college administrators from SUNY, across the U.S. and around the world to share experiences and innovative GNL models and best practices. The year's conference agenda will include sessions focused on application of educational technology to internationalization as well as the role of globally networked learning from both invited speakers as well as those resulting from a Call for Presentations (due March 26) on the following themes:
  • Growing and Sustaining Globally Networked Learning Initiatives
  • Role of GNL in Integrating Intercultural or Global Dimensions into the Curriculum
  • Supporting the Faculty and Institutional Partnering Process
  • Application of Educational Technology to Internationalization
  • Fostering and Evaluating Student Cross-cultural Competence
  • Globally Networked Classrooms as Portals to Increased Study Abroad Participation
  • Initial outcomes of the COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities

Registration Information

Please join us for an engaging and lively series of presentations and discussions on international online learning environments. The 2011 conference filled to capacity, so we recommend registering early to avoid disappointment.
  SUNY Other
Early Bird Registration by April 16, 2012 $150 $235
Regular Registration after April 16, 2012 $175 $275
A networking reception on Thursday evening, as well as lunch on Friday are included in your registration fee.
Accepted methods of payment include:
  • Credit Card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Check (Personal or Campus)
  • Purchase Order
  • Journal Transfer
  • CPD Training Points
If paying with Check or Purchase Order, please make payable to: The State University of New York
Send payment to:
SUNY Global Center
Attn: John Fowler - COIL Center
116 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022
You can register for the event through SUNY's Center for Professional  Development at

EASI Webinar: How Accessible Are Google Apps?

EASI Webinar: How Accessible Are Google Apps?
  Time: Tuesday March 20 at 11 AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1 PM Central and
2 PM Eastern (daylight times)
  Presenters :Greg Kraus, North Carolina State Universityand Scott
Williams, University of Michigan

  The Access Technology Higher Education Network (ATHEN), in its continuing
effort to assist institutions ascertain the accessibility of Google Apps
suite, conducted evaluations on GMail and Calendar. cover assistive
technologies used for visual, mobility, learning, cognitive disabilities.
Many performed quite well Calendar, but there were still significant
hurdles some technologies, particularly screen readers. report can be found
online at

Register on the EASI Webinar page for this Google Webinar March 20:

SUNY Online Summit

The SUNY Online Summit is taking place tomorrow through Friday.  If you aren’t attending in person the event will be webcast so you can watch it live or go back and view the recordings later.

The links to the webcast will be available at

The agenda for each day is linked along the right side of the webpage.

Course Design Institute

The SUNY Center for Professional Development and Buffalo State College invite you to Course Design Institute. The Course Design Institute (for in-person, hybrid, and online courses), offers practical strategies, techniques, and tips for creating activities and materials, and designing courses and programs which support process-oriented approaches to learning and teaching and improve student learning and success. By integrating learning theory into the course design process, curricula can be created which support Process Education approaches. Such learning environments challenge students to develop essential learning skills and master content.

This one-day workshop will provide an overview of the curriculum design process.

WHEN:  Monday, April 2nd – 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

WHERE:  SUNY Center for Professional Development
                6333 State Route 298, Suite 102, East Syracuse

FEES: include all course materials, a continental breakfast and light lunch
·       SUNY CPD Member: $150  *Use your CPD Training Points to pay for this event.
·       SUNY Non-CPD Member: $180
·       Non-SUNY: $210

FACILITATOR: Dr. Daniel K. Apple, President of Pacific Crest. Pacific Crest is an educational consultancy that has provided development workshops for more than 12,000 educators.


QUESTIONS ?  Contact the SUNY Center for Professional Development
                Phone: Lisa Raposo at 315-214-2426 or Judy Marshall at 315-214-2427
                Email: or

SUNY Center for Professional Development
6333 State Route 298, Suite 102
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Phone: 315-214-2440

Tech Museum Awards Program

Title Tech Museum Awards Program URL for more info
Sponsor Tech Museum of Innovation Sponsor Type Other Nonprofit
Amount $50,000 Amount Note International panels of judges review the applications and annually select 15 Laureates. Three Laureates in each category are honored and one Laureate per category receives $50,000. Laureates are honored at an annual Gala event and inducted into The Tech Awards Network (TAN).
Activity Location Unrestricted Citizenship or Residency Unrestricted
Upcoming Deadlines
Date Certainty Type Mandatory Invite Only? Note
Apr 06, 2012 Confirmed Nomination Yes No
Requirements Commercial
Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional
Small Business
Abstracts The awards honor innovators and visionaries from around the world who are applying technology to significantly improve the human condition in one of the five award areas: economic development, education, environment, equality, or health.
Eligibility Individuals, for-profit companies, and not-for-profit organizations are eligible. Nominators and Applicants may submit their nomination/application in one category only. Tech Award Laureates, including those named as category winners, are ineligible for the awards in the year immediately following the one in which they are honored but may apply in subsequent years for technological innovations different from the one(s) for which they were already recognized.
COS Keywords Science and Society
Environmental Technology
Medical Technology
Instructional Technology
Funding Type Prize or Award
Sponsor Contact Info The Tech Awards
The Tech Museum
201 South Market Street
United States
Phone: +1 (408) 795-6219
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High School to College: Smoothing the Transition

There is still time to register for "High School to College: Smoothing the Transition," a full-day seminar to be held at the Roycroft Inn, 40 South Grove Street, East Aurora, NY. Registration is open until March 23rd (one week before the event) or until we reach full capacity, whichever comes first.

See all the details and register at

Instructors at the college level expect students to be able to think and read critically, to be able to garner information from varied research sources, and to be able to correctly cite these sources within their written work. The set of skills known as information literacy are vital to successfully implementing these tasks in both college and high school. However, to achieve academic success demands, it must be realized that the skills must be constantly reinforced within the curricula. Therefore, instructors must be mindful of the skills and collaborate with the IL instructors to find ways to embed the skills in the curricula.

Date: Friday, March 30, 2012

8:30 – 9:30: Registration/Cont. Breakfast
9:30 – 11:30: "Information Literacy and the Curriculum," By Kim Davies Hoffman.
11:30 – 1:00: Lunch
1:00 – 3:00: "6 Factors: 6 highly effective techniques will increase student learning of vital information literacy abilities for college as well as secondary school students," By Dr. Paul Vermette.
3:00 – 3:15: Wrap-up and Questions

Jaclyn McKewan
Virtual Services & Training Librarian
Western New York Library Resources Council
4455 Genesee St./P.O. Box 400
Buffalo, NY  14225
(716) 633-0705 x106

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