Monday, August 25, 2014

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

E-LEARN 2014 - World Conference on E-Learning

New Orleans, Louisiana: October 27-30, 2014

E-Learn--World Conference on E-Learning 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.

ILST Certificate Program - Creatively Customizing Your Existing Web Presence - Event Summary | Online Registration by Cvent

Creatively Customizing your Existing Web Presence

Sept 10th – Oct 7th   2014

No coding experience? No problem. "Creatively Customizing Your Existing Web Presence" is designed to empower library staff to tailor their library’s web presence for their users without learning traditional web coding skills by identifying opportunities to modify vendor products. Many libraries direct users to some type of vendor product including databases, discovery layers, e-resource management tools, and content management systems. Each of these products has the capability of being customized, but each product also comes with default, out-of-the-box implementations. Course participants will be challenged to think beyond basic customizations and develop innovative ways to enhance their vendor supplied web pages.
As a result of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify vendor products currently used at their library.
  • Identify opportunities to customize vendor products and enhance user’s experiences with those products.
  • Develop and create mock-ups in order to communicate and share ideas with other staff members for planning and/or implementation.
  • Identify opportunities to integrate vendor products on other web pages including library pages.
  • Create and integrate a web tool or widget with little or no coding experience.
Instructor: Heidi Webb, Instructional Support Technician - SUNY ESF      Delivery: 4 Week - Online Course – Delivered via Blackboard Learn

This course is part of the Innovative Library Services through Technology Certificate Program, but can be taken individually.  Participants do not have to be enrolled in the ILST Certificate to register.  

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Delange Conference - Rice University

The biennial De Lange Conferences, funded by the De Lange Endowment, were established by C. M. and Demaris Hudspeth in honor of Demaris' parents, Albert and Demaris De Lange.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Meetings | Transforming STEM Higher Education 2014

Transforming STEM Higher Education

Network for Academic Renewal Conference

6-8, 2014

Atlanta, Georgia 

Association of American Colleges and Universities and Project Kaleidoscope invite you to
attend the Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference.
The conference will address both the importance of increasing the number of
STEM baccalaureate degree earners who master complex STEM content and
competencies and also the importance of enhancing STEM literacy for all
students. To these ends, the conference will strategically address several
dimensions of STEM higher education reform, including innovative and effective
approaches to undergraduate STEM teaching and learning; strategies for
measurement and evaluation; inclusive excellence; faculty professional
development; and advancement of effective institutional change strategies. 

Making Course Content Accessible - Event Summary | Online Registration by Cvent

SUNY Center for Professional Development is pleased to announce the following webinars!

Making Course Content Accessible
Presenters: Carolyn L. Boone, Coordinator, Access & Equity Services, Tompkins Cortland
Community College, Meghan Pereira, Senior Instructional Designer, Buffalo
State, Ginger Bidell, Instructional Designer, Buffalo State and Sumana Silverheels, Technology Accommodations Coordinator for Disability Services, Buffalo State

Webinar 1 - Accessibility - Why does it matter?
Date: September 10, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EST

Webinar 2 - Universal Design for Learning
Date: September 19, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Webinar 3 - Making Course Content Accessible: Microsoft Word
Date: October 20, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Webinar 4 - Making Course Content Accessible: Microsoft PowerPoint
Date: October 27, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Webinar 5 - Making Course Content Accessible: Audio and Video
Date: November 20, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Location: Online via Collaborate
COST:  Free - CPD member Campus
Free - Additional
$50.00 – SUNY Campus
$25.00 Additional
$100.00 – Non-SUNY Campus
$50.00 Additional

6th Annual Conference 2014 | Quality Matters Program

The Quality Matters 6th Annual Conference will be in Baltimore September 29 - October 1. Now is the time to plan for a faculty and staff getaway that includes face-to-face workshops and so much more.

We will be at the Renaissance Harborplace in Baltimore September 29
- October 1. Monday, September 29 is a day of pre-conference workshops, each of which features tools and takeaways you'll use to improve your courses and classrooms right away. The conference begins later that evening with a welcome reception. Sessions begin 8 a.m. Tuesday morning and continue until 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1 before
the Closing General Session begins. Take a moment to preview
the conference guide.

The conference keynote panel tackles how growing pressure to reduce education costs, accelerate student progress and emphasize competencies in the certification of student learning is bringing change to educational institutions.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Digital Design & Web Innovation Summit, San Francisco

The Digital Design & Web Innovation Summit is taking place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco this September, 25 & 26.

Creative leaders from the likes of Macy’s, Netflix, The Walt Disney Company, Dolby, General Electric & more are set to share their insights on web & design, covering a range of topics including UX strategy, interactive design, design for second screen devices & much more!

Want a preview on what you expect at the summit? Watch this presentation on ‘User Experience at LinkedIn’, exploring the principles that drive innovation, brand and culture at a company. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Meetings | Global Learning in College 2014: Cross-Cutting Capacities for 21st Century College Students

Cross-Cutting Capacities for 21st Century Students

Network for Academic Renewal Conference
October 16-18, 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota

At AAC&U’s 2013 Global Learning in College meeting, more than 500 participants laid the foundations for a vibrant community of practice sharing insights, opportunities, and challenges.   At the 2014 Global Learning in College meeting, participants will continue to articulate a vision of the global learner and will explore efforts to design educational experiences—across the curriculum and in the community—to help students develop the cross-cutting capacities they need.   Domains to be addressed include global knowledge, global challenges, global systems and organizations, global civic engagement,  and global identities.
It does not matter how “internationalized” our campuses or how “globalized” our curricula, if our graduates have not gained the cross-cutting capacities they will need to thrive in the world as we understand it today and imagine it in the future.
  • Can we agree on the kinds of knowledge and skills that global learners need to demonstrate?
  • Do we have a clear vision of what we expect a global learner to be ableto do in practice?
  • Do our efforts to develop educational structures and designs under the banner of global learning align with that vision?
  • What kinds of evidence do we have, and what kinds of evidence do we need, to allocate resources in ways that effectively help all students become global learners?