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Re-Centering Teaching: 20+ Techniques For Promoting Active Learning Friday, January 27 ~ 1:00-2:30pm EST online webinar

Host: Innovative Educators
http://www.innovativeeducators.org/product_p/372.htm
NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date.
The recording is included and is accessible for one full year.
OVERVIEW
Connecting teaching strategies to learning outcomes is a challenge that higher education faculty face on a daily basis. Ever wonder how and when to use particular teaching techniques or feel the need to revitalize your course/session designs? In this session participants explore active learning/teaching techniques, examining their advantages and sharing ideas for how to implement them to enhance student learning. By the end of the session, participants will have co- imagined strategies for redesigning the way they teach at least one challenging concept or topic in their courses and will have expanded their repertoire of strategies to promote students’
active engagement in learning.
OBJECTIVES
By the end of the workshop session participants will have:
*Articulated their interest in the session and identified at least one challenging concept or topic they teach *Sorted instructional techniques into key categories *Considered at least 4-5 different instructional techniques in depth *Discussed how and when to most effectively utilize each technique to promote active engagement in learning *Identified selected techniques to address their articulated challenge that they might use to facilitate learning.
WHO IS THE SPEAKER?
Dr. Bonnie B. Mullinix is Co-President of Jacaranda Educational Development and currently Curriculum Coordinator at Greenville Technical College working with ten teams of faculty on a five-year federally funded initiative to redesign all Developmental Studies Curricula. She is also Senior Consultant for Faculty and Educational Development with the Teaching, Learning and Technology Group (TLT Group). With nearly 30 years experience as an educator in domestic and international settings, her last decade has been focused on supporting faculty and educational development in Higher Education. She has served as founding director and/or designer for two Centers for Teaching and Learning, consultant to multiple colleges and universities, drawing from her experience as faculty teaching in undergraduate, liberal arts, research and professional graduate settings. Author of over 50 publications, Dr. Mullinix has facilitated workshops and presented nearly 55 sessions at professional conferences and currently serves in official leadership capacities in the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network and the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Dr. Bonnie Mullinix holds a Doctorate and Masters in Education from the Center for International Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a focus on Adult and International Education and her Bachelors from University of California, Santa Cruz in an individualized major in Transdisciplinary Studies. In addition, Dr. Mullinix maintains a deep interest in international development efforts and in the past 25 years has spent 9 years resident in 3 countries in Africa and has consulted and worked with organizations for a total of 12 years of international development efforts.
Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org
Web address:
http://www.innovativeeducators.org/product_p/372.htm
Sponsored by: Innovative Educators

Faculty Development in Blended and Online Learning Conference

Faculty Development in Blended and Online Learning
12 to 14 March 2012
Houston, United States
Explore the best approaches for engaging and supporting faculty interested in the online and blended teaching environment.
Enquiries: kevin@academicimpressions.com
Web address: http://www.academicimpressions.com/events/event_listing.php?i=1288&q=10537v274891yT
OVERVIEW
Providing faculty with the structure they need to successfully make the transition to online teaching requires a shift in the understanding of technology, a comprehension of the new online and blended teaching environment, and effective administrative support.
Join us to explore the best approaches for engaging and supporting faculty interested in the online and blended teaching environment. This interactive workshop will address the areas of professional development essential to the preparation of instructors for online teaching and learning success. Each participant will return to campus with a relevant framework that covers their key concerns and action steps.

Free #OCL4ED online workshop – 23 – 27 January 2012

Ako Aotearoa, Creative Commons and the OER Foundation announce an international professional development opportunity for all educators.
What: Open content licensing for educators workshop (#OCL4Ed)
Where: Online
When: 23 -27 January 2012
Cost: Free
Registration: Open (register today)
Facilitators:

  • Cable Green, Director Global Learning, Creative Commons
  • Jane Hornibrook , Public Lead, Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Wayne Mackintosh, Director, OER Foundation.

To register visit: http://wikieducator.org/Open_content_licensing_for_educators/About
Open content licensing for educators (#OCL4Ed) is a free online workshop designed for educators 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.
Please spread the word through your networks. Give the gift of knowledge and invite a friend to join you.
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You are free to use this poster to advertise this professional development opportunity at your institution.

Wayne Mackintosh, Ph.D.
Director OER Foundation
Director, International Centre for Open Education,
Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.
Founder and elected Community Council Member, WikiEducator
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TERNZ 2011, 23rd-25th November 2011

This year’s TERNZ conference will be held at Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Campus.
Since 2002 TERNZ (Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand) has provided a forum for enquiry into learning and teaching in the New Zealand tertiary sector. It aims to support and develop a community who share a common interest in research. At a time when universities and polytechnics are under considerable external pressure to change, it provides an opportunity to step back and examine the direction in which education is moving, and the means by which practitioners might influence that direction. A distinctive feature of the conference is the emphasis on creating time for discussion and space for reflection. We aim to continue a dialogue which transcends disciplinary boundaries, and to promote further exploration of a research approach to teaching and learning.
Visit http://www.herdsa.org.nz/Ternz/2011/ to submit an abstract or register. Call for papers closes 28th October.  Registration is $185 which includes conference attendance, welcome reception, conference dinner and morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
Please contact Amanda Gilbert (Amanda.Gilbert@vuw.ac.nz) for further information.

Up-coming eLearning Conferences

Conference on eLearning & IT Offshoring
17 August 2011
New Jersey / New York, New Jersey, USA
International conference on Custom eLearning & IT offshoring is a event for all Training managers and directors of companies worldwide to meet Indian eLearning solutions companies and get the training solutions they need.
Boys and Technology 2nd National Conference
29 to 30 August 2011
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Second National ‘Boys and Technology’ conference will bring together students, educators and industry in exploring how mobile technologies in particular will shape learning in the future.
mLearn 2011 – 10th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning
18 to 21 October 2011
Beijing, China
mLearn was the first conference on Mobile Learning and is widely recognised as the premiere international conference on learning with mobile technologies and learning across contexts.
The IASTED International Conference on Technology for Education and Learning : TEL 2011
24 to 26 October 2011
Beijing, China
The IASTED International Conference on Technology for Education and Learning will act as a major forum for the presentation of innovative ideas, developments, and outcomes of research projects in the area of technology-based education.
Teaching & Learning with Vision 2011
2 to 4 November 2011
Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Join us on the Gold Coast for two days of expert opinion, networking and sharing ideas about teaching and learning with vision.The practitioners are experts in the use of elearning technologies for education.
DevLearn 2011 Conference & Expo
2 to 4 November 2011
Las Vegas, NV, United States
DevLearn is the leading eLearning conference and expo in North America. If you want to know what’s coming next in the world of Learning and what the leaders in the field are thinking and doing, then you need to be at DevLearn.
6th International Conference in Open & Distance Learning
4 November 2011
Loutraki, Greece
Some of the topics of the conference are the following (check the website for more): – Research and applications in ODL – Distance and Conventional Education Institutions – Technology Applications in Communication, Teaching and Learning
17th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
9 to 11 November 2011
Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida, United States
The conference program will offer a full complement of presentations that reflect the implications for the field of specific e-learning experience and practices.
16th Annual SEDA Conference: Using Technology to Enhance Learning
17 to 18 November 2011
Birmingham, United Kingdom
The conference will focus on the pedagogy of technology enhanced learning. It will explore the use of technology in teaching and learning, from the perspective of the underlying pedagogy.
LIHE’11 Australia – Turning University Teaching into Learning via Simulations and Games
27 November 2011 to 1 December 2011
Sydney, Australia
Contribute to the writing of the international anthology “TRANSFORMING UNIVERSITY TEACHING INTO LEARNING VIA SIMULATIONS AND GAMES” to be published by Libri Publishing. Join fellow authors for an inspiring and productive symposium in Sydney.
The 3rd International Conference on e-Learning (ICel2011)
29 to 30 November 2011
Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia
This 3rd Conference will aim more on future scope of discussion and sharing new solution towards sustainability of e-learning.
Online Educa Berlin
30 November 2011 to 2 December 2011
Berlin, Germany
The largest global e-learning Conference for the Corporatz, Education and Public Service Sectors. Theme this year : New Learning cultures.
2012
International Conference on eLearning Futures
30 November 2012 to 2 December 2012
Auckland, New Zealand
The conference has four major themes of eLearning for languages, eLearning policy and strategy, eLearning tools and technologies and eLearning pedagogies and promises and exciting and innovative programme.
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 1 May 2012
 

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9 to 11 November 2011
Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida, United States 

Website: http://sloanconsortium.org/aln
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Conference Announcement / Call for papers
17th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on
Online Learning
9 to 11 November 2011
Orlando, United States
The conference program will offer a full
complement of presentations that reflect the
implications for the field of specific e-learning
experience and practices. Call for Proposals open;
must be submitted by 11:59pm ET on Monday, June 6, 2011.
Call for Proposals open; must be submitted by 11:59pm ET on Monday, June 6, 2011.
The deadline for abstracts/proposals is June 6, 2011
Enquiries: conference@sloanconsortium.org
Web address: http://sloanconsortium.org/aln
Sponsored by: Sloan Consortium
 
 
 

17th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
9 to 11 November 2011
Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida, United States
Website: http://sloanconsortium.org/aln
The conference program will offer a full
complement of presentations that reflect the
implications for the field of specific e-learning
experience and practices.

Aspen Institute to Host Education Innovation Forum & Expo

The Aspen Institute presents the ‘Education Innovation Forum and Expo: Leveraging i3 to Drive an Innovation Culture.’ The forum and expo will connect the nation’s most thoughtful educational leaders, influencers, and problem solvers with those searching to support or implement solutions to the nation’s biggest challenges. The event will capitalize on the momentum created by the tremendous response to the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) to ignite a broader national drive to create and sustain an innovation culture in public education.

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The Realities of Innovation: What You Won't Learn at the Consumer Electronics Show

With the tens of thousands of people attending 2011’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and hundreds of thousands more tuning into news reports from afar, LUMA Institute feels the need to share some sobering facts about all of the so-called “innovation” being unveiled.

 

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