community is pleased to be home to many "Live Online" professional
development opportunities in the first few months of 2008 — designed
especially for educators, trainers, library and museum professionals.
There are exciting
new twists to annual events like the "Illinois
Online Conference" (now in its 6th year), and brand new events
like the "Museum-Ed Online Conference".
And for the first time, each conference will include a component taking
place in a 3D Virtual World, like Second Life or Qwaq Forum.
some of the conferences and courses taking place January through
April, and will keep you posted about calls for proposals, registration,
keynote speakers, sponsors and any pre-conference sessions. Please
note that both IOC 2008 and TCC continue to accept new presenters
through January 11th - see details on how to submit your topic ideas
- Illinois Online Conference (IOC) on Teaching and Learning
2 - Museum-Ed.org Online Conference
3 - Public Library Association (PLA) Virtual Conference
4 - Technology, Colleges and Community (TCC) Online Conference
5 - AAM Online Seminar on the Digital Museum
6 - Training Magazine Online Certificate Programs Including:
Life Design and Producing Great Podcasts
7 - Leading Effective Live Online Events Certificate
8 - Other Opportunities
- ILLINOIS ONLINE CONFERENCE 2008
Leading Education Podcaster "Grammar Girl" Headlines as Opening Day Keynote
6th Annual Illinois
Online Conference for Teaching & Learning takes place online, February 13-15, 2008. |
IOC 2008 brings together hundreds of education professionals
for three days of online learning, collaboration and networking,
featuring over 50 presentations by and for K-20 professionals.
The opening day Keynote Speaker will be Mignon
Fogarty, host of the award-winning education podcast
"Grammar Girl". Other Keynotes will span both 3-D
virtual and physical learning spaces. Julian Lombardi
of Duke University will explore Croquet, an open environment
for creating collaborative virtual worlds for learning, while
Rachel Gutter, the School Sector Manager of the US Green Building
Council, will focus on making our ground-based learning more
eco-friendly and sustainable. Several IOC
2008 sessions and networking events will be held in 3D environments.
There is still time to submit your proposal to speak at
IOC 2008. Click here for more information and registration.
Group rates are also available.
2 - MUSEUM-ED
Focus on Interpretive Writing for Museum Professionals
Online Conference: Focus on Interpretive Writing" takes
place February 20-21, 2008.
The online event — which is especially designed
for museum education professionals — features
live interactive webcasts with experts in the field
of interpretive writing, such as Gail Davitt, DMA,
Director of Education at the Dallas Museum of Art,
and Kris Wetterlund of Museum-Ed.org.
The conference is highlighted
by a distinguished panel on professional writing for
museum-related publications moderated by Carol Stapp,
Ph.D., Director of the Museum Education Program at George
Washington University. Register now at:
3 - PUBLIC
LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (PLA) VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Librarian Action Figure Model Nancy Pearl Delivers Special Online Session
Library Association (PLA) Virtual Conference will be held March 25-29, 2008.
This event, produced in association with the PLA by LearningTimes,
will include 10 webcasts over two days, live from the
PLA National Conference in Minneapolis.
One of the "web
exclusive" events for online participants will be a virtual
session with Nancy Pearl, living model for the
Librarian Action Figure and author of Book Crush:
For Kids and Teens: Recommended Reading for Every
Mood, Moment, and Interest; Book Lust: Recommended
Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason;
More Book Lust: 1,000 New Reading Recommendations
for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason. The New
York Times calls Nancy “the talk of librarian
circles,” and her appearances at libraries
and bookstores draw standing room only crowds.
This is your opportunity to get virtually up close
and personal with Nancy to ask her your questions
about books, reading recommendations, and her career
as a lifelong book lover. Learn
4 - TECHNOLOGY,
COLLEGES, and COMMUNITY (TCC) ONLINE CONFERENCE
Longest-Running Worldwide Education Conference Enters its
Colleges, and Community (TCC) is a worldwide
online conference designed for university and college
practitioners. Now in its 13th year, TCC 2008 will
take place entirely over the internet April 15-17,
2008 — with
pre-conference sessions on April 2-3. TCC
is hosted annually by University of Hawai'i, in association
with Osaka Gakuin University in Japan and LearningTimes.
TCC recently extended the deadline for papers and
general session proposals to January 11, 2008. This
will provide a little more time, given the busy holiday
season and the start of Spring semester for many
For details about TCC 2008, please see the conference
For information about preparing papers and proposals,
5 - AAM
ONLINE SEMINAR on the DIGITAL MUSEUM
Authors of New Book Gather Live Online for Interactive Panel Sessions
is pleased to partner with the American Association
of Museums (AAM) to present
an online seminar series entitled, "The
Digital Museum: Transforming the Future Now".
four-part series of monthly, 90-minute online
sessions based on AAM's new publication, The
Digital Museum: A Think Guide, features interactive
workshops with leading museum professionals. Anyone
interested in the changing role of technology in
museums should participate.
Registration for the
series includes a copy of the new book. Learn more
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS by TRAINING MAGAZINE for 2008
'Second Life Design' & 'Producing Great Podcasts' Among
Most Popular Programs
is pleased to grow our partnership with Training
Magazine Events in 2008 with a full catalog
of popular and timely online Live
& Online Certificate Programs.
of upcoming online programs include:
See a full list of online programs and learn more at:
"LEADING EFFECTIVE LIVE ONLINE EVENTS"
LearningTimes Synchronous Certification Program Now
in its 6th Year
shares its techniques and best practices in producing live
online learning activities in this four-part online
workshop, taking place over a two week period. Participants
learn and practice effective, practical and creative strategies
for the live online environment. Concrete
approaches for synchronous facilitation abound, as
do ideas for the design of real-time activities that take
learning and collaborating online to a whole new level.
The LearningTimes "Certified Synchronous Certification
(CSTP) program is now in its 6th year of certifying professionals
in live online delivery! The next workshop begins February
26, 2008. View details and a complete schedule at:
- OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:
Endless Resources to Learn and Collaborate in Community
your own ideas for conferences, communities and events?
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-LT-ONLINE.
As always, we want to hear your thoughts for enhancing
the professional development opportunities available
to LearningTimes Network members. We thank you for your
ongoing involvement and contributions.
and healthy new year. We hope to see you soon,
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