July 30, 2015

COHERE/CSSHE’s ‘ocean-to-ocean’ conference on flexible learning designs

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Victoria, BC

Victoria, BC

What: Flexible Learning Designs: Building Community Through Blended, Online, and Multi-Access Learning  in the Post Secondary Classroom

Who: COHERE (Collaboration for Online Higher Education & Research) and the CSSHE (Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education)

Where: An ocean-to-ocean conference located in BOTH Victoria, British Columbia (Pacific) and Halifax, Nova Scotia (Atlantic). The conference format is intended to profile the tools and technologies that enable mult-access, distributed learning – including videoconference connectivity and web conferencing – to connect the two locations.

When: October 22-23, 2015

Keynote speakers: 

How: To submit a proposal, fill out the submission form available at: http://cohere.ca/2015-call-for-proposals-form/

Proposals will be accepted in the following streams:

  • Building Community: Practice that leads to increased sense of trust, respect, and collaboration in blended and multi-access learning environments.
  • Social Justice:  Policy and successful practice that recognizes that face-to-face education promotes privilege in participation, and research that provides evidence that flexible learning designs promote participation from non-traditional student groups.
  •  Evidence-based research for multi-access and blended learning designs: From tracing learner interactions to configuration of room and interface designs for collaboration
  • Open: The adoption of open learning practices to enhance post-secondary education through an increased global community of learners and leaders.

Proposals related to these and other issues related to flexible learning designs for community- enhanced multi-access and blended learning are invited.

No information is currently available regarding registration.

Halifax NS

Halifax NS

 

Conference: e-Learn 2015 in Hawaii

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Kona, Hawaii

Kona, Hawaii

What: The 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.

The conference is billed as ‘the International Forum for Researchers, Developers, and Practitioners to Learn about the Best Practices/Technology in Education, Government, Healthcare, and Business.’

Where: Kona, Hawaii

When: 19-22 October, 2015

Who: Keynote speakers include:

  • Lani Gunawardena, University of New Mexico, on ‘Culture and Online Learning’
  • Charles Severance, University of Michigan, on ‘The Game of MOOCs’
  • Dragan Gasevic, University of Edinburgh, on ‘Learning Analytics are More than a Technology.’

There are also special interest groups on:

  • e-learning in developing countries
  • e-learning trends and innovations
  • designing, developing and assessing e-learning

How: 

Register here

Submit proposals here by 8 August, 2015

Comment

Do you need a reason to go to Hawaii in October?!

But seriously, it would be worth it just to hear Lani Gunawardena speak about culture and online learning.

Conference: Canada MoodleMoot 2015

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MoodleMoot 2

Most Moodlers will already be aware of this, but if you are not aware of, or are just moving to Moodle, or even just thinking about it (it is after all open source and free), this conference is a must:

What: A Moodle Moot is a conference all about Moodle. The theme for Canada Moot 2015 is Connecting with Moodle. There are three streams:

Some presentations are in French, some are in English and some are bilingual.

Where: Université de Montréal & Polytechnique Montréal in partnership with Canadian Moodle communities. Organized by Open2Know.ca (Moodle authorised partner).

When: Pre conference:Tuesday, October 20, 2015; Conference: Wednesday, October 21 – Friday, October 23, 2015

Who: Keynotes include:

  • Martin Dougiamas (the founder of Moodle)
  • Samantha Slade (PercoLab)
  • Yves Otis (Percolab)
  • Dave Cormier, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Bonnie Stewart, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Jeff Wilson, Executive Director, BrilliantLabs.ca

How: Call for presenters: click here. This als
o gives a good idea of who has already submitted papers and the topics.

Register here. Fees vary from C$49 for a pre-conference half-day workshop to C$469 for the full conference. There is online access at lower fees than for the onsite attendance.

 

Conference on digital learning for inclusion

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Aalborg's waterfront (in summer!)

Aalborg’s waterfront (in summer!)

What: D4Learning 2015, the International Conference on Innovations with Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L), aims at becoming a biannual forum and meeting place for presenting and discussing:

  • New digital/educational practices;
  • New digital/educational environments;
  • New and innovative educational strategies
  • Design of teaching/learning for inclusion.
  • Institutional policies with respect to the challenge of inclusion.

The proceedings will be published as an open access e-Book by Aalborg University Press.

Where: University College Nordjylland (UCN), Mylius Erichsens Vej 131, 9210 Aalborg, Denmark

When: November 17-20, 2015

Who: Speakers include:

  • Alan Bruce, Director, Universal Learning Systems
  • Alan Tait, Director, International Development and Teacher Education at the Open University, UK
  • Terry Anderson, Professor & Canada Research Chair in Distance Education, Athabasca University, Canada

How: Deadlines for submissions of papers for the conference:

  • June 15 (1st Call) 2015,
  • July 15 (2nd Call) 2015,
  • August 15 (Last Call), 2015

Registration: 2,000-2,500 Danish kroner(CS$350-$450)

For more information see: http://www.d4l.aau.dk/Registration+fees/

 

 

Conference: Distance teaching and learning, Wisconsin, 2015

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The Monona Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin

The Monona Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin

What: The University of Wisconsin Distance Teaching and Learning Conference

You will discover innovative ways to teach and support online learners. Learn best strategies, practices, and solutions. Connect with experts in online education and engage with e-learning colleagues from around the world.

When: August 11-13, 2015

Where: Monona Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin

Who: The conference is organized and sponsored by UW-Madison Continuing Studies’ Distance Education Professional Development (DEPD) team.

Keynote speakers

  • Marc Rosenberg
  • Mark Prensky
  • Sharon Derry and Susan Singer
  • Simone Conceçãio
  • Michael G. Moore

How:

  • Registration opens May 4
  • To register, click here

How much:

The conference fee will be US$495 for registration by July 31, $545 afterwards. reduced fee for students, groups

Online Fundamentals Conference Certificate

Designed for those new to online learning, this blended certificate entails pre- and post-conference work plus onsite conference activities. Get both the conference and certificate for only $850 ($1,200 value).

Comment

This has been the largest and longest running (30 years) distance education conference in the USA. It’s good to see Michael Moore is speaking. We worked together many years ago at the Open University in Britain and he has been a pioneer of distance education in the USA.