Vicky Getis and I traveled 600 miles (past nearly 560 miles of corn fields) in a single-windshield-wiper sized car (Yaris) to get to UIUC and back for our one-day Committee on Institutional Collaboration (CIC) Learning Technology Liaisons meeting. It was a beautiful day in Urbana: mid 70s, the last of the bright gold leaves drifting …Read more at the full article: Benefits of Collaboration
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This past June, I had the opportunity to attend the Educause Institute: Learning Technology Leadership program. It was, by far, one of the best professional development programs I’ve ever been through… so far. This year the program was in Hotlanta Atlanta, Georgia and the overarching theme throughout the program was this concept of leaderful leadership.
Leaderful …Read more at the full article: The 4 C’s of Leaderful Leadership
The CIC TechForum occurs every two years to bring together the B1G Ten and University of Chicago (member schools). The intention is to bring middle manager-level folks from each institution to learn and be part of the higher level strategy conversations about the value and direction of IT at each institution. This year’s program focused …Read more at the full article: CIC TechForum 2011
Innovate 2011 got some pretty nice reviews. In a follow-up survey sent to participants after the event, 93% of respondents agreed with the statement that they would like to attend a similar event. 97% felt that the event was well organized; 93% experienced a light-bulb moment at Innovate.
One of the reasons we host Innovate each …Read more at the full article: Not to brag (again), but…
On December 17, I attended an Exploring Learning Technologies presentation by Ryan Squire, the program director for digital and social media for the OSU Medical Center. Squire talked about how he has developed a social media strategy to support the OSUMC mission and strategic goals. As is often the case, the interesting questions here aren’t …Read more at the full article: Using Social Media for Institutional Purposes: Lessons Learned
Recently, Sujan Manandhar, Technology Integration Specialist at the Foreign Language Center (FLC), attended the Sloan International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando. His experience from the conference may be found in two parts on his blog Tales In Educational Technology:
1) Lessons learned about online learning – http://edutechman.blogspot.com/2010/12/lessons-from-sloan-online-learning.html;
2) General lessons, review of the conference, and a …Read more at the full article: Lessons from the SLOAN Online Learning Conference
An eLearning Professional Development Grant from the Digital Union allowed me to attend the 2010 ACTFL Conference in Boston. The theme, “Gateways to Global Communities” is one that is repeated in many language teaching conferences throughout the US. This is the largest international language teaching conference and brought together more than 6,000 teachers, administrators, method …Read more at the full article: 2010 ACTFL Conference in Boston
I attended RailsConf June 7-10 this year. It attracted about 1500 programmers that use Ruby on Rails to develop web applications. Ruby on Rails is a general purpose framework used to develop web applications; it is not specific to educational institutions. The attendees came from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some were single person startup …Read more at the full article: RailsConf – Ruby on Rails Conference
This was the very first declaration during the opening minutes of Mac Tech 2010. It was the very first slide to keynote presenter Andy Ihnatko’s speech. This was in a room full of developers and IT managers from around the globe at Mac Tech conference. The first annual conference had one aim: “To raise …Read more at the full article: Apple Does Not Care About You . . .
From October 12-15, I had the opportunity to attend the Educause 2010 conference in traditionally warm, but in actuality tepid and drizzly, Anaheim, California. It was my first large learning technology conference, and I felt privileged to be a presenter in the teaching and learning track for my work with the OCIO Digital Union grants …Read more at the full article: Educause 2010