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Global Conference on Education

Global Conference on Education

9th and 10th, August 2013

Los Angeles, United States of America

CALL FOR PAPERS:

The GCE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of
the theory and practices in education. The GCE promotes collaborative
excellence between academicians and professionals.

The topics in GCE include but are not confined to the following areas:

  • Academic Advising and Counseling
  • Art Education
  • Adult Education
  • APD/Listening
  • Acoustics in Education Environment
  • Business Education
  • Counselor Education Curriculum, Research and Development
  • Competitive Skills Continuing Education Distance Education
  • Early Childhood Education Educational Administration Educational Foundations
  • Educational Psychology Educational Technology Education Policy and Leadership
  • Elementary Education
  • E-Learning
  • E-Manufacturing
  • ESL/TESL
  • E-Society Geographical Education Geographic information Systems
  • Health Education
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Home Education
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Human Resource Development
  • Indigenous Education
  • ICT Education
  • Internet technologies Imaginative Education Kinesiology and Leisure Science
  • K12
  • Language Education
  • Mathematics Education Mobile Applications
  • Multi-Virtual Environment
  • Music Education Pedagogy
  • Physical Education (PE)Reading Education
  • Writing Education
  • Religion and Education Studies
  • Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
  • Rural Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Second life Educators
  • Social Studies Education
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Teacher Education
  • Technology in Education
  • Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Virtual Reality
  • Wireless applications
  • Other Areas of Education

Enquiries: edconference@uofriverside.com

Web address: http://www.uofriverside.com/edconference.html

Sponsored by: University of Riverside

Webinar: Embracing Technology To Promote Exceptional Student Services In Higher Education

Embracing Technology To Promote Exceptional Student Services In Higher Education

Wednesday, June 5, 3:00-4:30pm EDT

online webinar

Host: Innovative Educators

http://www.innovativeeducators.org/product_p/1036.htm

NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date. The recording is included and is accessible for one full year.

OVERVIEW

This webinar will offer participants an overview of the online self-services and other technology initiatives that higher education institutions are
developing and providing for their students and their families. Learn more about how technology is shaping the student experience with financial aid, electronic billing and payments, graduation planning, and more. Through strategic design and implementation of technology tools, administrators can promote increased efficiencies, improve retention and graduation rates, and promote student success.

The presenter will discuss various online student self-services and web applications that have proved successful for students to help manage the business of being a student, including a look into student portals and mobile device initiatives that have been developed to provide personalized information and communications to students. Online views of various University of Minnesota web applications and technology tools that have been highly successful in terms of quality student services and creating efficiencies will also be reviewed.

OBJECTIVES

  • Self-service options that institutions have developed to assist with customer service strategies including self-service financial aid planning,
    registration/graduation planning, and customer service relationship software
  • How to leverage technology into seamless self-service Web applications that bring students from “in line” to “online”
  • Examples of cutting-edge technology initiatives for student services including student portals and mobile device initiatives
  • About specific web applications and technology tools that have been highly successful at the University of Minnesota

WHO IS THE SPEAKER?

Julie Selander has worked in higher education administration and finance for over 25 years. Her experience includes student loan servicing operations, tuition payment plan sales and marketing, organizational leadership, as well as various management positions in higher education student services including student accounts receivable, billing, collections, financial aid, and customer service.

Julie is the director of the One Stop Student Services Office at the University of Minnesota providing seamless and integrated student services in the areas of enrollment, registration, financial aid, billing, student accounts receivable, and student veterans services. Twenty-seven One Stop Counselors across three campus locations provide service via phone, e-mail, and in-person for over 51,000 students on the Twin Cities campus.

Julie presents frequently on various topics related to higher education student services and has written several articles for publication, including NACUBO’s Student Centered Financial Services: Innovations That Succeed. She serves as a board member for Minnesota’s College Goal Sunday initiative and is a founding member and on the board of directors for the Institute for Student Services Professionals. She has undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota and is currently working on her dissertation as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota in the Higher Education Policy and Administration program. She is also an instructor at the University of Minnesota in the Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Administration department and teaches Customer Service Training to undergraduate students.

Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org

Web address: http://www.innovativeeducators.org/product_p/1036.htm

Sponsored by: Innovative Educators

Free Turnitin Webinar: Grading the Top 100 Student Sources

Based on a recent Turnitin analysis, nearly 50% of student sources come from sites with content of questionable educational value. What are these sites and how do they rate in terms of appropriateness, quality of content, and value?

This webcast will explore the top 100 student sources that secondary and higher education student use, including the top questionable and creditable sites. We also provide suggestions on how to better guide students in conducting appropriate research online.

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Time: 10:00am PT / 11:00am MT / 12:00 noon CT / 1:00pm ET
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Cost: Complimentary

Please Click Here to register for the live webcast.

Up-coming Events

Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7)
November 2013
Co-hosted by Commonwealth of Learning and the Federal Ministry of Education with the National Open University of Nigeria.
www.col.org/PCF7

ACODE Australasian Council on Open, Distance and E-learning
2013 Learning Technologies Leadership Institute
17 – 21 August 2013
RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Qld.
http://www.acode.edu.au

16th International Conference on Thinking (ICOT13)
21-25th January 2013
Wellington, New Zealand.
http://icot2013.core-ed.org

20th International Conference on Learning
11-13th July 2013
University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.
Celebrating the 20th Learning Conference, Two Decades Exploring Innovation in Education.
http://thelearner.com/theconference/call-for-papers

ULearn 2013
9-11th October 2013
Hamilton, New Zealand.
http://ulearn.core-ed.org

Learning @ School Roadshow 2013
Various Locations and dates throughout 2013 around New Zealand.
http://learningatschool.coreed.org

Webinar: The Flipped Approach to a Learner-Centred Class

The Flipped Approach to a Learner Centred Class

http://bit.ly/RSsZ6U

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 1:00 pm Central, Length: 60 minutes
Format: Online Seminar
Presenter: Barbi Honeycutt, Ph.D.

Questions: support@magnapubs.com

Overview – Rethink the design of your class

You can flip pancakes. You can flip burgers. How do you flip a class?

In a lecture-centered classroom, the instructor delivers content in class and then sends students home to complete homework. When you deliver informational content outside the classroom and then use class time to facilitate engagement and deeper learning – that’s a flipped classroom.

Flipping learning, however, is about more than pre-class lectures. Effective flips involve two key elements.

First, you need to structure lesson plans to shift focus from content delivery to student engagement.

In many learning environments, the instructor directs the energy toward his or her lecture. Planning typically starts with the question “What am I going to talk about?” In a flipped environment, this structure is reversed. The instructor directs the energy toward his or her students. Planning starts with the question “What do the students need to do?” This fundamental shift changes the whole dynamic of the learning environment.

Second, you need to use your classroom skills effectively to help students transform inert content into mastered material.

By flipping the focus of the learning environment from “teacher centered” to “learner centered,” you create an environment that engages students, enhances learning, and creates an exciting classroom atmosphere.

Moving from a lecture-based class to a flipped class requires a new set of skills. In order to do it well, you need to shift the way you design your class and implement your teaching strategies to ensure that the learning environment is successful.

The flip is more than just a fad. It’s reinvigorating learning (and teaching) in thousands of classrooms. Discover how The Flipped Approach to a Learner-Centered Class can help make learning more fun and more effective for everyone involved. Join us for this helpful seminar. Registration is open. http://bit.ly/RSsZ6U

Topics Covered

The Flipped Approach to a Learner-Centered Class you will learn:

- An expanded definition of what it means to flip a learning environment
- How to analyze a flipped lesson plan to help your students engage in higher-level learning
- To identify the skills you need to develop so you can create a successful flipped experience for you and your students

Benefits of attending

This workshop will give you solid and practical guidance on the planning and skill-building required to successfully flip a classroom. You will:

- Participate in a flipped learning experience modeled for you on video – including a discussion of what worked and what can be improved
- Collaboratively analyze each piece of a simplified lesson plan to recognize flippable moments
- Discover ways to flip your existing lesson plan(s)
- Identify the skills you need to develop to effectively manage the classroom part of the experience
- Generate ways to engage students through effective questioning and discussion strategies
- Receive a list of additional resources and articles to continue your professional development in designing effective learning environments

Takeaways

The greatest value of any educational experience lies in what you take away and actually use. This online seminar uses a collaborative environment to show you:

- How to structure a lesson plan as a flipped learning experience
- How to bring life to old lesson plans through flipping
- A selection of flipped techniques to apply to your own classes
- How to assess your skills to make the most of a flipped lesson plan
- How to introduce students to the flipped environment on the first day of class
- Recommended professional development opportunities for you and for others in your department who are interested in flipping

More information and to register: http://bit.ly/RSsZ6U

EDULEARN13

EDULEARN13 (5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies),
Barcelona, Spain
July 1st-3rd, 2013
Website: www.edulearn13.org

You are invited to participate in EDULEARN13 (5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies) that will be held in Barcelona (Spain) on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of July 2013.

It will be the best opportunity to present and share your experiences in the fields of Education and New Learning Technologies in a multicultural and enriching atmosphere.
EDULEARN is an annual meeting point for lecturers, researchers, professors, educational scientists and technologists.
The attendance of 700 participants from more than 75 countries is expected.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:
There will be 3 presentation modalities: Oral, Poster or Virtual.

You can submit your abstracts proposal until March 27th, 2013.
Abstracts should be submitted online at http://www.edulearn13.org/online_submission

OBJECTIVES:
The objectives of the conference are to:
- Present and disseminate projects about education and the emerging technologies developed in more than 75 different countries.
- Create an international forum to discuss and exchange ideas about the latest innovations in education and research, applied to all fields and disciplines.

PUBLICATIONS:
Two ISBN publications (EDULEARN13 Abstracts CD and EDULEARN13 Proceedings CD) will be produced with all the accepted abstracts and papers. They will serve as a database of innovation projects in Education and Technology.
Also, contributions will be indexed in our digital library at: http://library.iated.org/

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
- Abstract Submission Deadline: 27th of March 2013
- Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: April 22th, 2013
- Final Paper Submission Deadline: May 16th, 2013 (included)
- Registration deadline for authors: May 16th, 2013 (included)
- Conference Dates: Barcelona (Spain), July 1st-2nd-3rd, 2013

VENUE:
Being one of the most visited cities in Europe, Barcelona is a dynamic Mediterranean city. It is the perfect place to enjoy and relax in.

Barcelona has a fascinating history. The most famous attractions include some Gaudi’s buildings such as the Sagrada Família, (UNESCO World Heritage Site Church), Casa Mila the Casa Batllo and the city’s Gothic Quarter among others.

Also, you will be able to relax in any of Barcelona’s golden sandy beaches. Some of them are only 10 minutes from the city centre. Additionally, you will experience its most pleasant weather in June and July, making these months particularly attractive to visit this city.
Finally, you should not miss its traditional gastronomy, which is well known worldwide. Barcelona’s location, between the sea and the mountain provides the best combination for the best gastronomic experience.
Come and experience it for yourself!

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona.

Enquiries: edulearn13@iated.org

E-Learning Symposium 2013 Houston

http://els.elearningcouncil.com
6th to 7th February 2013
Houston, United States of America

Come join us at E-Learning Symposium 2013 Houston. E-Learning Symposium is Texas’ premier conference designed to help learning professionals and key decision makers learn how to design and execute awesome learning programs.

Topics

- What Makes Good Public Facing Training, Linda Warren, MicroAssist
- From Storytelling to Immersive Simulation, Debbie Richards, Cre8ive
- Trainers as Curators of Ideas: A New Metaphor for the Digital Age, Corinne Weisgerber, St. Edwards University
- Crossing the Generational Divide: Unlocking the Power of Generations for Your Strategic Advantage, Curt Steinhorst,
- Panel Discussion: Aligning E-Learning Strategy with Business Strategy, Madhuri Kumar, GE Oil and Gas

Workshops

Guide to Recording Great Audio for your E-Learning and Podcasts, Alex Turkovic, BigCommerce
Articulate StoryLine, Kevin Gumienny, Texas Engineering Extension Service’s Infrastructure Training and Safety Institute
Accessibility and E-Learning, Jillian McCarthy
Mobile Learning Design, RJ Jacquez, Mobile Learning Evangelist

Web address: http://els.elearningcouncil.com
Enquiries: info@elearningcouncil.com
Sponsored by: E-Learning Council

10th Annual Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop

10th Annual Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop
Milwaukee, United States
8 to 9 July 2013

This year’s conference theme, Trend to Blend: Lessons from the Field reflects a renewed interest in blended learning while emphasizing the importance of research and proven effective practices of the past decade in guiding our future. Although the field of blended learning is not new, we are witnessing a revival in interest around blended learning for a greater array of educational institutions working to improve the overall state of education in our society. Lessons are not only learned from our experiences in practice, but they are also learned from our research over the past decade, and they assist us in making decisions when it comes to strategy, implementation, pedagogy, research, and support. These lessons guide our institutions.

Our future is blended learning. There are many paths we can take to meet our goal in ensuring quality for students, and we need to explore the contingencies to make sound decisions in determining our roadmap. The changing landscape is evident in new terminology (flipped classrooms), new growth in sectors (k-12), and new financial support for blended programs (NGLC). This transformation reveals new ideas about blended learning. As a community, we look to research and evidence to assist us in answering these questions and to drive us into the blended learning future.

Now, with a decade of experience and knowledge, we look for opportunities to map our future by continuing to innovate and collaborate at the 10th Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop providing an unforgettable experience.

Call for Presentations:
Our conference seeks proposals for workshops and presentations that specifically address the many facets of blended learning. We look to share best practices and persistent challenges in blended learning as they relate to pedagogy, learning activities, instructional design and course development, faculty development and training, student services, accessible learning opportunities, academic planning and strategy, and research through the assessment and evaluation of learning.
Proposals are requested in five tracks: teaching and learning, research, student support, faculty development and support, and leadership and administration. Proposals may be configured as workshops, information sessions, or posters.
Submit proposals at:
http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2013/blended/call-for-presentations

  • Proposals due by February 11, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance by March 24, 2013
  • Deadline for presenters to accept is April 7, 2013
  • Presentation schedule posted to the website by April 8, 2013
  • Early Bird registration deadline is May 6, 2013
  • Final date for abstract edits is May 6, 2013
  • Full presentation submission for conference proceedings by July 1, 2013

Registration:
Deadline for presenters to register: 4/07/2013
Early bird registration deadline: 4/07/2013
Registration deadline for attendees: 7/09/2013

Event website: http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2013/blended/welcome
Event Contact details: conference@sloanconsortium.org

Free Webinar: How to Use the Latest Features in CourseMill LMS

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Registration is now open for the latest Lectora® free online webinar on November 7. e-Learning professionals will learn how to use the newest features for CourseMill® LMS (learning management system) to boost online course management and tracking.

“With the latest updates to CourseMill, instructors now have even more ways to effectively manage their online training,” said Peter Bray, Chief Marketing Officer. “This webinar will share the best ways to maximize the new capabilities in CourseMill for easier and faster course management.”

In this session, “Learn How to Use the Latest Features for CourseMill LMS,” attendees will learn how to more easily manage online training including ways to:

  •     Boost productivity with new capabilities
  •     Communicate efficiently with enhanced notifications

CourseMill LMS offers a flexible, affordable learning management system for online course delivery, management and tracking. Organizations can choose from CourseMill Hosted or CourseMill Enterprise for the solution that best fits their needs. The latest updates are included in CourseMill Version 6.7.1.

To learn more about CourseMill, please visit: CourseMill Learning Management System.

This session is part of the Inspiration Wednesdays free online webinar series that shares valuable e-Learning tips, trends and strategies with the e-Learning community. Inspiration Wednesdays live sessions take place on designated Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ET (GMT-5).

To register for this session and for more information, please visit: Lectora e-Learning Webinars.

Read More: Free Webinar: How to Use the Latest Features in CourseMill LMS.

The European Conference on Technology in the Classroom

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Hear the latest research, present in a supportive environment, publish before a global audience, network, engage in new relationships, experience England, explore Brighton and London, join a global academic community…

The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Inaugural European Conference on Technology in the Classroom, to be held from July 11-14 2013, at the Thistle Hotel, Brighton, England.

Website: The European Conference on Technology in the Classroom.

Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning 2013

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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.

August 7-9, 2013
Monona Terrace Convention Center
Madison, Wisconsin

Website: http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/index.cfm