2010 Global Education Conference

 

Learning 2.0 Track


TITLE: 180 Degree Classroom
PRESENTER: Lisa Johnson, Jefferson County Public Schools (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Jose Alfaro
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Student time in math class is spent creating and viewing video lessons using TabletPCs, iPod Touch multimedia devices and teacher as resources. The student-created videos are then posted online for viewing on the iTouches. While students prepare and learn from the video lessons they create, the teacher can focus on providing just-in-time learning opportunities and classroom experiences which incorporate their new learning.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: 5 Powerful Things Teachers Can Do With Online Collaboration
PRESENTER: Yvonne Marie Andres, Global SchoolNet (USA)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Bestseller "Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything" sends educators a critical message that individuals can no longer independently learn all they need to know. In a globally connected world, there is enormous value in using online tools and technology to collaboratively connect and learn with others. Join award-winning online learning pioneer, Dr. Yvonne Marie Andres, as she discusses successful integration of project-based, collaborative learning by showcasing the best content, tools and resources that support teachers and their students as they strive to master 21st century learning skills. This webinar will help educational leaders understand that OCL has many benefits. Youth need to learn collaborative, 21st century learning skills, through safe, structured, supervised, educational projects. Teachers need guidance in transitioning from traditional learning -- to new learning tools and experiences (e.g. Flexbooks, blended learning environments, collaborative projects, co-created content, global exhibitions and competitions, virtual field trips). But, without some structure it can lead to chaos and frustration.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: The Affect of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program on IB Diploma Programme Outcomes
PRESENTER: Gordon Brown, George Mason University (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Beverly Shaklee
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Since its inception, the International Baccalaureate Organization has grown significantly in global reputation and reach. Some research has been conducted on a variety of questions for the Diploma Programme (DP), yet very little research exists regarding the impact of the Middle Years Programme (MYP). Thus, the presenters for this session analyzed data from 2001-2009 on IB DPs in school systems with MYPs, as well as IB DPs without feeder MYPs across the state of Virginia in the United States. The primary question this study addresses is, "Does implementation of the IB MYP affect IB DP enrollment and graduation rates?" The researchers also analyzed the data according to racial, socio-economic, and educational classifications.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Assessing 21st Century Learning With Electronic Portfolios
PRESENTER: Elizabeth Garrison, St. Anthony School (United States)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: A student electronic portfolio is a valuable tool for the 21st century classroom that enables the student and teacher to reflect on the student’s progress and set goals for continued learning. In this session the attendee will become more familiar with electronic portfolios and how to implement them into middle school and high school curriculum. There will be an introduction to the different types of portfolios and the tools available to create them. The creation of an electronic portfolio will be demonstrated using a free online tool. How to post class work, file types used for accessibility, and how to manage and assess the student’s portfolio will be covered. After this session the teachers will feel more comfortable with integrating electronic portfolios into their own 21st century curriculum.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Autonomy in language learning at UNAM Mexico.
PRESENTER: Marina Chávez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 05:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Autonomy in language learning at UNAM Mexico. The largest university in Latin America (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM) has provided autonomous language learning education to students for the last fifteen years through its ‘mediatecas’ (self-access centers). A mediateca is an educational system based on self-directed learning principles that includes three main elements: language learning resources (printed, audiovisual, multimedia and online), a student support structure (language counseling and ‘learning to learn’ activities), and physical infrastructure (facilities and equipment). In this presentation we will show what a language self-access centre at UNAM looks like, how its elements relate and communicate, and will discuss the rationale behind such system. We will also present the academic projects the mediateca of the Language Center of UNAM has developed to promote autonomy among university students, as well as online language counselor education to language teachers.
WEBSITE: http:cad.cele.unam.mx/consultamediateca
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Beyond Charity to Social Innovation
PRESENTER: Ann Peel, Institute at Havergal (Canada)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The development of global competencies starts with valuing our relationships with others, from the perspective of our shared humanity. Once we are able to fully inhabit the spaces of others, to learn from their perspectives, and to clarify our own, we can problem solve creatively in response to the key forces shaping our planet. I can move from "helping" others to active, shared problem solving rooted in respect and empathy.
WEBSITE: http://www.havergal.on.ca/Institute
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Blended Learning in History and Social Science: Using the Web to Enhance the Learning in your classes
PRESENTER: Mike Gwaltney, Marlborough School; Online School for Girls (USA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: As research continues to suggest that online learning can have excellent outcomes, many educators are finding ways to blend the best of both worlds, combining time-tested practices of in-class instruction with powerful new web tools to produce rich, engaging learning experiences for their students. Increasingly, students enter their classrooms familiar with and already engaged by online tools that give teachers the opportunity to connect them with a variety of multimedia content online, as well as with other students in their communities and around the globe. The world students will enter after schooling will require they know how to work online effectively, and educators are being challenged more and more to provide experiences that will help them develop this necessary ability. This presentation on "Blended Learning" will provide History and Social Science instructors with the pedagogical justification and the practical know-how to leverage new technologies to provide students with cutting-edge and powerful learning experiences. Beginning with an overview of research on the benefits of online learning, participants will consider when it is best to take learning online and how to do so. Teachers will become familiar with free or low-cost Web 2.0 tools that are already proving to be very effective. Emphasis will be placed on exploring tools that allow students to collaborate online and to use creativity to solve real-world problems. Participants will together form an online community that will extend past the presentation itself, providing the opportunity to continue their learning together and to share best practices as they take what they learn back to their own classrooms.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Blogging and it's impact on Student Learning: A Qualitative Study
PRESENTER: Todd Ide, Michigan State University (United States)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Policymakers and educators alike agree about the importance of technology and its use in the classroom. This concern is expressed in part D of the No Child Left Behind Act which calls for enhancing education through technology, specifically to improve student achievement. Unfortunately, the way technology enhances teaching and learning is not well understood. There is little research that demonstrates how to effectively incorporate web 2.0 applications. As a result, schools often use technology for “technology’s sake” rather than using it in meaningful ways. This study seeks to examine one such application -- the blog in order to better understand the ways that blogging can be integrated into the classroom to encourage student learning and collaboration. The study sought to answer two main questions. First, does participating in a blog help reinforce learning that is done in the classroom by extending these conversations outside the confines of class hours? Second, do students feel that participating in a blog was valuable to their learning or as another obstacle or requirement to be completed?
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Building a 21st century school with Google Apps
PRESENTER: Julia Stiglitz, Google (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Becky Evans
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The next generation of students brings a different set of expectations and technical experiences to school. Meeting the changing learning habits of these students and providing the tools necessary to enable 21st century teaching and learning are difficult challenges many schools and districts face today. Learn how Google Apps Education Edition can provide advanced communication and collaboration tools for schools - at zero cost.
SPONSORING PARTNER:
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Calculus By and For Young People -ages 7 and up
PRESENTER: Donald Cohen, The Math Program, Don Cohen-The Mathman (United States of America)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Don will use his A Map to Calculus to show what children have done when they are encouraged to ask questions, look for patterns, create changes, solve problems in different ways, solve problems without the teacher showing them how to do it, use ratios and differences, create new things, use hands-on activities, applets, calculators, Scratch, GeoGebra, and Mathematica, leading to important mathematics: including patterns, visualization, infinite sequences, infinite series, algebraic and geometric transformations, i, e, Pi, Phi, slopes -> derivatives, the area under curves -> the integral, and Spirals.
WEBSITE: http://www.mathman.biz/html/map.html
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Capturing the Hearts of Reluctant Writers using on-line publishing.
PRESENTER: Lou Deibe, Nortern Beaches Christian School (Australia)
CO-PRESENTER: Chantelle Morrison
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 05:00AM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Capturing the hearts of reluctant writers using on-line publishing. Are you frustrated by those students who just cannot put pen to paper? When you talk to your students, do they understand the concepts, full to the brim with ideas and...and yet trapped in a state of inertia, unable to bring their potential to their written work? At NBCS we are pioneering new ways to engage our students through the use of on-line publishing. The endless possibilities for our students to publish their writing to REAL audiences gives REAL value to their work and brings a new level of motivation to these once reluctant and embarrassed writers. Through the use of manageable formats and exciting presentations such as poetry blogs and e-zines, and using the evolving mediums of digital literacy (often using free software), we have drawn the most reluctant writers into the market place as published authors, placing the emphasis on what they CAN do rather than allowing them to be hampered by what they cannot. In this lively session, presented by two of the most passionate and excited teaching practitioners on the planet (and sometimes off it), you will see the range of possibilities for your students and will be able to implement your ideas upon your return to the teaching and learning space with the minimum of fuss and effort. As your new-found enthusiasm to reach those as yet unreachable students infects your environment, you’ll find students and teachers alike inspired and refreshed.
WEBSITE: http://passion4poetry.wordpress.com/category/poetry-2010/
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Classroom 2.0 Live meets the Australia Series
PRESENTER: Carole McCulloch, CoachCarole.net (Australia and USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Anne Mirtschin
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Connect & Collaborate with Global Educators. Two groups of Elluminate webinar facilitators share their stories on building Personal Learning Networks for professional educators. Anne, Carole, Kim, Lorna and Peggy will demonstrate how teachers can grow their own PLNs and connect with other teachers and classes around the world in real time. This presentation will feature the tools: LearnCentral other social networks; Elluminate, Skype, and other collaborative communication tools, and the role they play in successful management of Classroom2.0 Live and The Australia Series.
WEBSITE: http://live.classroom20.com/
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Classroom Wikis and GeoGebra
PRESENTER: Linda Fahlberg-Stojanovska, Univ. St. Clement of Ohrid (FYR Macedonia)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: In this 45 minute presentation, we first discuss the global educational implications of GeoGebra as free, multi-platform, translatable, dynamic mathematics software that enjoys a global community of users who really do work together. In the second part, we get down to the business of integrating GeoGebra into the global classroom. We see how GeoGebra can be used in the daily curriculum. We see integration with just a computer and a video projector up through a state-of-the-art laboratory, integration by the teacher who just wants a ready-to-use demonstration up through the teacher whose students construct their own worksheets and finally integration for a standards-based lesson or for an exploring and fun-with-math lesson. In the last part of the presentation, we show teachers how to share their work in a classroom wiki - how to embed an interactive GeoGebra file and explanation screencast without uploading files to the wiki itself.
WEBSITE: http://geogebrawiki.wikispaces.com
SPONSORING PARTNER: GeoGebra
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Communication Trends Impacting Business and Education
PRESENTER: Jeffrey Stewart, Trekk Cross-Media (US)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: US English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Everything is Digital and Always available On Demand by Everyone who are Inter-Connected via The Cloud which is Everywhere.
WEBSITE: http://www.slideshare.net/stewtrekk/communication-trendsimpactingbusiness-and-education
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Concept Maps and Visual Pedagogy
PRESENTER: Geoff Cain, College of the Redwoods (United States of America)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will explore concept mapping and brainstorming tools for classroom discussion, discovering knowledge, and problem-solving. I will present a brief history of visual pedagogy from different cultures to show how concept maps work. We will explore teaching techniques using these methods. The tools we will look at will include everything from pencil and paper, free mind mapping software, online collaborative concept mapping, and 3-d concept mapping in virtual worlds like Second Life.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Creative Construction with Multimedia
PRESENTER: Traci Blazosky, Clarion Area Elementary (United States)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will motivate educators to unleash their creative mind, engage students and enhance learning with free Web 2.0 tools such as Glogster, Voicethread, Vokis, and more. Participants will see how a trip in Google Earth or an interactive poster using Glogster can incorporate the Discovery Education Builder Tools to further engage student learning. This session will model ways to integrate the three DE Builders (Writing Prompt, Assignment and Quiz) while differentiating instruction, motivating students and increasing achievement. By the end of the presentation, participants will be eager to explore these tools, anxious to return to their classrooms ready to GLOG ON! and take flight with the Discovery Education Builders.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Discovery Education
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Developing Essential STEM Skills Through the Use of Digital Media
PRESENTER: Patti Duncan, Wallenpaupack Area School District (United States)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Most STEM educators know that it is essential for students to think, problem solve and work independently. The problem comes with HOW do you TEACH a skill? Using certain types of digital media are a great way to help students develop these all important skills. In many cases the key lies not in the use of the media but HOW it is used. This session will focus on best practices for using digital media as a way to produce strong thinkers, problem solvers and independent workers.
WEBSITE: http://www.discoveryeducation.com
SPONSORING PARTNER: Discovery Education
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Do You See What I Mean?: Visual Literacy in a Web 3.0 World
PRESENTER: Nancy Sharoff, Ellenville Central School District (USA)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation is designed for educators who have an interest in integrating Visual Literacy and Web 3.0 tools. Participants will explore the power of Web 3.0 as a means of enhancing the principles of visual literacy. Key data as it relates to Visual Literacy and acquiring and retention of knowledge is presented to form the foundation of the presentation. Specific strategies for locating digital media will be shared with participants. Once equipped with the above, we will look at the various Web 3.0 applications which allow for the collection, presentation, and dissemination of digital media. By the end of the presentation, each participant will understand the impact of visual literacy on the learning process; will be able to produce, and integrate digital media into their curriculum and share via the internet; and will have developed a ‘toolbox’ of resources to use as they integrate Web 3.0 into Visual Literacy.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Discovery Education
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: The education system won't change if we don't change first - on expanding our mind and the role of technology in this
PRESENTER: Benny Faibish, Haifa university - department of technologies in education (Israel)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The modern education system is fulfilling only a small part of its main role – to prepare us to face life in all its aspects and challenges. Throughout the years, while we invest most of our efforts in changing the education system by various programs, reforms, professional committees and improvements, one thing remains the same – us the teachers and the way we perceive ourselves and the world. Our perception creates the way we live in the world, and this experience is what we convey to our children and students. Expansion of our perception and consciousness is the key for the education revolution we are all looking after – and technology can play a key role in it.
WEBSITE: http://globalmindshift.wordpress.com/2009/10/18/its-not-just-about-doing-%E2%80%93-its-about-perception/
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Effective Web 2.0 tools for Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic (VAC) Learners
PRESENTER: Amany Haroun AlKhayat, Prince Sultan University (Saudi Arabia)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Many Arab EFL/ESL teachers find it difficult to cater for the different learning styles and beliefs in the classroom that require different approaches in this globalized world. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce solutions for teachers by integrating web 2.0 tools that cater for all learning styles and needs. The researcher will demonstrate different websites and sample lesson plans in which web 2.0 tools are integrated (Celce-Murcia, 2001). The researcher will demonstrate students’ sample projects and activities in which they shared information and interacted via the web. The researcher will show the participants a lesson plan that incorporates technology which depends on an authentic situation. At the end of the session, the researcher will provide the participants with soft copies of handouts, sample lesson plans and a list of a number of web 2.0 tools that they can use with their students.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Efficacy of Professional Development Schools in Developing Countries: Panama
PRESENTER: Gordon Brown, George Mason University (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Dr. Beverly Shaklee
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Presenter Gordon Brown, with consultation and guidance from co-presenter Beverly Shaklee, developed and implemented a Professional Development School (PDS) in Panama. The PDS involved a partnership between a public elementary school, a private university and other organizations in Panama. This presentation discusses the process and results of this program, based on research that the presenters are currently conducting. The presenters hope that this work leads to further PDS implementation in Latin America and other developing regions.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Engage and Motivate Math Students with CYBERCHASE PBS Online Resources
PRESENTER: Corey J. Nascenzi, Thirteen/WNET (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Audrey Hornick-Becker
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Cyberchase is a PBS animated television series and Web site that features three curious kids who use math and brain power to save the day, and is based on the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics standards for 8-12 year olds. Join our interactive session to explore over 45 interactive mathematics games and dozens of simple yet effective, downloadable math activities available for free at Cyberchase online. Attendees will also learn about VITAL, our exciting online video-based teaching and learning resource, which contains 1,000 free media resources from the best in public television. These classroom resources, featuring media from NOVA, Frontline, Design Squad, American Experience, and other public broadcasting and content partners are easy to use and correlate to state and national standards. All session attendees will have the opportunity to sign up to receive FREE materials for the students.
WEBSITE: http://pbskids.org/cyberchase
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Engaging and Effective Science Teaching for Global Classrooms.
PRESENTER: Dr. Rajeev Swami, Central State University (U.S.A.)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: There is so much conversation about 21st Century Skills and Science Teaching to meet Global Education demands. In the United State of America, National Research Council (NRC), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) are engaged in developing new science standards to meet 21st century Challenges. This session will address global education needs and introduce tested and tried activities and strategies which can be implemented to educate students with diverse needs and learning styles in science and math classrooms.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: English That Matters
PRESENTER: Terrell Heick, TeachThought.com; Spencer County Public Schools (United States)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Looking to modernize English-Language Arts instruction in your school or classroom? Would you like to integrate modern, authentic media (and social media) with the rigor of classic literary works and contexts? There is no better way to support your students than with a rigorous, engaging curriculum. This session will model what this might look like, model examples straight from the classroom of a current ELA K-12 teacher, and even provide frameworks for integrating these diverse ideas and media together in meaningful ways while also engaging the session attendees with opportunities to brainstorm new ideas, or refine and adopt existing ideas in new applications.
WEBSITE: http://www.teachthought.com
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Eportfolio Communities of Practice
PRESENTER: Carole McCulloch, Educatinal Consultancy Network (Australia)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Australian Model: Building a community of practice for conversations, sharing experiences and provision of examples of the implementation of eportfolios in Australian Adult Education as: tools of reflective practice; measures of employability; artefacts of achievements and recognition of prior learning; digital footprints of lifelong learning. Participants will be able to network with eportfolio practitioners and gain an overview of global eportfolio practice.
WEBSITE: https://sites.google.com/site/eportfoliocommunity/
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Equipping Students to be Problem Solvers Through Design Thinking
PRESENTER: Jeremiah Montez, Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Victoria Morton (student) CO-PRESENTER: Nick Chavez (student)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: No matter their postal code, all students face the lifelong need to solve problems – but few schools explicitly equip students with skills that will enable them to develop possible solutions when faced with a problem. Using a backpack design project from San Antonio’s Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design as a backdrop, this session explores how new middle and high schools in America’s urban centers are using a “design thinking” approach to tackle real world challenges. Participants will hear from teachers and students who collaborated with a homeless shelter and used the design process to develop a better carryall for the shelter’s clients. How might this approach equip your students with the critical thinking skills needed to assess a problem, make inferences, create possible solutions, test their ideas, and in the process, develop empathy for others? This session will get you (design) thinking -- and planning.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Espacios de Comunicación Multimodal en Transmedios con aplicación educativa
PRESENTER: Rodolfo Calderón Vivar, Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico )
CO-PRESENTER: rcalderonvivar@yahoo.com
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: spanish
SHORT DESCRIPTION: El autor propone una estructura denominada Espacios de Comunicación Multimodal en Transmedios para democratizar la distribución social del conocimiento en una universidad latinoamericana, a través de la creación de un sistema de comunicación que enlaza a canales de televisión en radio, televisión, redes sociales y recursos abiertos educativos a fin de dar atención a las personas que requieran servicios y acceso a la educación superior a través de sistemas multimodales. Describe por medio esquemas nodales los stakeholders que pueden ser atendidos mediante este sistema de espacios, fundamentando la noción sistémica de las redes sociales y medios de comunicación, como base de interacción de diversos actores relacionados con las universidades en sus entornos sociales.
WEBSITE: http://www.uv.mx/sea/comunidades/rodolfocalderonovivar.html
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Evaluation of Virtual Platforms and Courses to Develop English Teaching Skills
PRESENTER: Margarita Araque, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas (Colombia)
CO-PRESENTER: Mauricio Martinez CO-PRESENTER: Yennifer Muñoz
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Evaluation processes are fundamental to guarantee the quality and effectiveness when implementing the DIT Online LMS and the ELT (English Language Teaching) virtual course developed by DIT (Didactics and Technology) research group. Taking into account that evaluative tools increase the scope of their implementation and extensive impact for the didactic and methodological competences of pre and in service English teachers at Distrital University –UDFJC- . The project is composed by three phases: training, implementation and evaluation of the DIT online LMS and ELT virtual course. During the evaluation phase, a systemic quality model has been implemented regarding the general quality of the environment as well as didactic and methodological aspects. First findings allowed a description of the overall evaluative processes and suggested that all aspects involved in the quality model need to be considered not only from the different users´ perspectives to point out straights in the available tools but also in terms of needs and improvements to be considered in further implementations; regarding pedagogical, methodological and technological aspects.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Aula 2.0
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Facing up to Facebook both in and out of the Middle School
PRESENTER: David Lynn, American School of Paris (France)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 07:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: As the Internet continues to rapid change our lives, and that of our students, how we harness it in ways that add to the way we communicate both in and out of the classroom. This session will explore ways in which Facebook has been safely and effectively used as a tool when engaging eighth grade students. We will also explore methods of conducting meaningful classroom that review web etiquette and appropriate use. In addition, we examine how programs, like Ustream, can be used to facilitate useful distance learning experiences from around the world! This session will be led by a teacher with no “formal” background in technology and is geared for technology novices and those interested in exciting Web possibilities.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: First Nation Culture & Academics
PRESENTER: Kerri Ceretzke, Chief Zzeh Gittlit School & Vuntut Gwitchin Government (Canada)
CO-PRESENTER: Stan Njootli Sr.
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 06:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Interested in maintaining local First Nation culture and traditions, and local language but still meet manditory learning outcomes? Stan Njootli Sr. and Kerri Ceretzke share their experience teaching and working together at the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and Chief Zzeh Gittlit School Spring Culture Camp (Traditions & Science) in Old Crow, Yukon, Canada. Using traditional activities, such as trapping, hunting, skinning, gathering and dog mushing, students also received local language and academic science lessons. Community and 100% teacher involvement enhanced the teaching, learning and outdoor experience.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: First, Do No Harm: A Hippocratic Approach to Accessible Design
PRESENTER: Sherry Lindquist, Northland Community and Technical College (United States)
TIME: Not Scheduled
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FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Are you average height, average weight, or average age? Are you finding that the world is not designed with you in mind, or may even be deliberately designed to exclude or inconvenience you in some way? Would you want to be considered someone with average IQ or be an average driver? Would you want to be average looking or draw an average salary? Do we design our virtual worlds for the average online user? Who is that person? What kind of world is that? Would we want to learn there? This presentation will focus on the basics of accessible design as a way for instructional designers and faculty to remove barriers and enhance the learning experience for all learners.
WEBSITE: http://accessibledesign.wikispaces.com/
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Global Education Online
PRESENTER: Cecily Wright, Education Services Australia (Australia)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will focus on online projects created in the Moodle virtual learning environment as a way of developing local and global citizenship by providing opportunities for students to participate in online learning communities. The projects aim to promote student voice and empower students to recognize and engage in responsible actions as global citizens.
WEBSITE: http://www.globaleducation.edna.edu.au/globaled/go/pid/3533
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Global Trends in Language Learning in the 21st Century
PRESENTER: Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton, University of Calgary (Canada)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation discusses the findings of a new study that reveals what's hot and what's not in language learning in the 21st century. In the 21st century, new trends include using technology both inside and outside the classroom; adopting an individualized and learner centered approach to learning; linking language learning to leadership skills and community impact; and asset-based approaches to assessment including frameworks and benchmarks. This presentation includes a practical classroom practices for language educators to implement immediately to have a 21st century learning environment for their students.
WEBSITE: http://bcliteracyforum.ning.com/group/kayfinlay
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Glogster EDU
PRESENTER: Leonidas Evriviades, Glogster (United States)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Glogster EDU is your original educational resource for innovative and interactive learning. Glogster EDU was conceived to imaginatively, productively and collaboratively respond to the dynamic educational landscape and exceed the needs of today's educators and learners. We value the participation of educators and strive to assimilate their contributions to Glogster EDU. Educators from all over the world are integrating Glogster EDU's resourceful platform to make traditional learning more interactive and more in tune with teachers and learners today.
WEBSITE: http://www.slideshare.net/glogster/glogster-edu-education-20-2902550
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Health Sciences Online as a powerful new tool to train health workers globally
PRESENTER: Carolina Segura, University of british Columbia (canada)
CO-PRESENTER: carolina segura
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Health Sciences Online (www.hso.info) has been called “a visionary undertaking” (by former CDC Director Jeff Koplan), is expected to “globally democratize health science knowledge” (by World Bank), and is thought by WHO “to make a considerable contribution to the advancement of e-learning worldwide.” HSO launched in September 2008 as a virtual learning center with browse and search functions. HSO provides free, online linkages to a comprehensive collection of top-quality courses and references in medicine, public health, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, basic sciences, and other health sciences disciplines. HSO is currently helping to start and sustain schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, and speech-language pathology in the Caribbean, China, Colombia, India, Kenya, South Africa, and Zambia, and we are testing how this inexpensive, relatively easy, high-quality model works best. To review briefly what HSO has already accomplished you can visit www.hso.info.
WEBSITE: http://www.hso.info
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: How to run successful webinars? Lessons learnt and challenges for learning and collaboration at a global level.
PRESENTER: Fred Dervin,, University of Turku, Finland (Finland)
CO-PRESENTER: Katerina Zourou, University of Luxembourg
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Although the number of webinars (i.e. events streamed live over the Internet) is rapidly growing, the orchestration of such events in terms of communication, modes of delivery, opportunities for interaction and follow-up is in its infancy. Moreover, gathering a worldwide audience challenges our understanding of how to address a large number of multicultural participants. The presentation is based on findings from two public webinars, hosted by the University of Turku (Finland) and the University of Luxembourg in 2010. An examination of the events will allow us to identify 5 success factors and a set of quality indicators. Shortcomings in running webinars will also be discussed based on our experience. The presentation ends with some reflections on the nature of interaction in live online events, namely the chat function as a means of learning and group cohesion among online participants, and as a catalyst for interaction between the group and the panelists.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Implementing and Integrating NETS*T: Moving Teachers toward Transformative Technology
PRESENTER: Aron M. Sterling, Fairfax County Public Schools (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Amy C. Crowley-Gonsoulin CO-PRESENTER: Kurt Kohls
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 05:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Overwhelmed by NETS*T (National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers)? Learn free, fun strategies and Web 2.0 tools to help reach new levels on the journey toward transformative technology use.
WEBSITE: http://conferenceconnection2010.edublogs.org/
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Integrated and Sustainable Development through Work Centric Pre-vocational Training in the High Schools
PRESENTER: Kiran Shivaji Inamdar, Suzlon Foundation (India)
CO-PRESENTER: Yogesh Kulkarni
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 03:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Integrated and Sustainable Development through Work Centric Pre-Vocational Training in the High Schools. Introduction to Basic Technology (IBT) is a 25 years proven training programme. Programme recognised by the State Government and supported by the Corporates. Capital cost and recurring day to day costs are very reasonable but the out come is fantastic. Students like the course and prefere to be self employed. instead of asking for the jobs they can provide jobs to others. Community gets the services, students get the first hand experience, artisans get the honorarium, course becomes sustainable. replicable course in developing as well as developed countries.
WEBSITE: http://www.vigyanashram.com
SPONSORING PARTNER: Suzlon Foundation
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Inviting Authentic Student Question: If you ask them to question - sooner or later they will question you
PRESENTER: Scott Moran, City & Country School (United States)
CO-PRESENTER: Todd Rosenthal
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: One of the biggest roadblocks to truly reinventing education does not lie in the technology divide between students and teachers, or in teacher phobia of technology, or even in access. The real threat lies in pedagogy - and more broadly in the very structure of the adult/child or teacher/student relationship. It is the chasm between what we want 21st century learners to do and what we as teachers are comfortable with them doing TO US that is likely to keep schools right where they are. In this session we will explore one aspect of changing this dynamic, how to create an environment where students can ask questions that are genuinely interesting to them about important topics, and how that can be the basis for their learning.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: iPad, iPhone, iTouch Therefore iLearn
PRESENTER: Katherine Burdick, Mobile Learning Services (US)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Bring your iPod Touch, iPhone and or iPad and learn how to integrate engaging apps into your reading, language arts, writing, social studies, and math instruction in your elementary classroom.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: It's not the technology. . .or is it?
PRESENTER: Elaine J. Roberts, Ph.D., Follett (USA)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: We talk about infusing technology in our teaching. We attend myriad conference sessions on technology. The emphasis so often is on the tool, on the technology, on the resource. But it’s really NOT the technology that makes a difference in the classroom. It’s the teaching. Good teaching that results in quality, sustainable learning can occur without a speck of technology. If we don’t understand or have forgotten certain concepts of teaching and learning, then the technology may only make the situation worse. Bad teachers aren’t bad because they’re not using technology. Bad teachers are bad because they don’t teach well or don’t know how to teach. Let’s revisit ways to improve the actual teaching and then enhance that improved teaching and those opportunities for learning through the informed use of technology and other strategies.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Joy in Learning Matters
PRESENTER: Barbara Bray, Educational Consultant (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Roxanne Clement
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Why does joy matter? Where do you see joy in learning today? This presentation will share the Reggio Emilia approach to learning and how it can be adapted to any classroom. We will share how to build a compassionate classroom, design a 21st century learning environment, create inquiry-based and meaningful work, and consider the power of play so you and your students have a joyful learning environment. The examples and links we share with you will give you a peak into different teachers' classrooms and some of the tools you can use to bring joy back.
WEBSITE: http://barbarabray.net/2010/09/08/why-joy-matters/
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Kids, Parents, & Technology
PRESENTER: Dr. Eitan Schwarz, Dr. S (US)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 02:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: ENG
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Parents and educators continue to face chaotic media consumption by youth. Dr. S has created a child- and family-centered method to organize children's media use to promote a balance among family relationships, socialization, values education, education enrichment, and entertainment.
WEBSITE: http://www.mydigitalfamily.org
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Learning with the Lich King: The Potential of World of Warcraft in the Classroom
PRESENTER: Peggy Sheehy, WoW in School Project (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Lucas Gillispie
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: You mean there's educational value in World of Warcraft?' Absolutely! In this session, we will discuss some of our experiences playing MMORPGs like World of Warcraft (WoW) with students and other educators over the past eight years. Lucas and Peggy will also share information about their latest project, WoWinSchool, a program in which they target at-risk students in an after-school collaborative program designed to build community, leadership, and students' confidence in a variety of curricular areas using WoW. This year, they've taken the project to the next level and are offering a language arts elective called WoWinSchool: The Hero's Journey. This course is a blended environment, designed entirely in Moodle, and designed to support middle school language arts learning.
WEBSITE: http://wowinschool.pbworks.com
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Lectures to Learnings -- Bridge the Gap Between the Classroom and Working World; Alternate: Passions into Impact -- Give Back to the Community by Doing What you Love Its a Global World Out there -- 7 Must-Have Skills to Compete
PRESENTER: Jennifer Openshaw, SuperFutures, Dow Jones (USA)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Parents everywhere are concerned about their child’s success in a new global economy – at a time when unemployment is as high as 29% among youth. Jennifer Openshaw, nationally known columnist for Dow Jones who’s appeared on Oprah, CNN and many other programs and speaks nationally on financial and education issues, will lead a a presentation and open discussion about the skills students need to succeed today -- to turn classroom learning into real world doing. She'll highlight ways student can supplement classroom learning, gain credits, and build their foundation for entrance into both college and the working world. She'll also share ways technology can be harnessed to build a more ready workforce globally.
WEBSITE: http://www.superfutures.com
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Lego Mindstorms: Not Just a Toy
PRESENTER: Linda Wallin, Special Education District of Lake County (USA)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Lego Mindstorms is an ideal tool for gifted children because it allows them to learn significant computer programming tools with an infinite number of solutions to problem-solving scenarios. There are also a lot on online resources being generated.
WEBSITE: http://www.dwna.net/gifted/legologo.html
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Mind Mapping in Education
PRESENTER: Toni Krasnic, Concise Learning (USA)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Although mind mapping is already used by millions of people worldwide, it is still relatively little used in schools and unknown to students and teachers. However, once students and teachers get introduced to mind mapping, they find it a fun, engaging, and motivating approach to learning, and a great tool to manage information and increase productivity.
WEBSITE: http://conciselearning.com
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Mlearning (on mobile phones) for Adult Learners and Teachers
PRESENTER: David J. Rosen, Newsome Associates (U.S. (but also Liberia, Afghanistan, and Haiti))
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: As the organizer of an international online CoP called Mlearning, I will present our Community of Practice and summarize what we have discussed. Then we will discuss using mobile (cell) phones for adult literacy/basic skills learning, language learning, and teacher training. Participants will be invited, if they are involved with M-learning to join the MLearning Wiggio group.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Mobile Learning App/Game Creation for Teachers and Students in Globally Connected World
PRESENTER: Chris Thompson, CEISMC@Georgia Tech (United States)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 11:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Mobile communication technology more than any other 21st century invention has become pervasive throughout world. Perhaps more than any other single device handheld cell phones are enabling global communication and learning. Until recently it has not been possible for the average teacher or student to easily create and publish their own mobile learning materials. Today that is no longer the case. Come explore the emergence of user-friendly mobile app/game creation software and explore the implications for the future of global learning mediated by mobile connected devices.
WEBSITE: http://www.ceismc.gatech.edu
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Mobile Learning Using the iPod Touch - In Hindsight
PRESENTER: Suren Ramasubbu, Mobicip.com (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Susan Wells CO-PRESENTER: Phil Hardin
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Panel
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The ecosystem of applications, device management, and wireless connectivity is making the deployment of iPod Touches in the classroom popular. The panelists will discuss how their programs evolved from concept to reality, cover acceptable use policy, security and deployment management, and anecdotal evidence of the benefits derived by students participating in the program.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Classroom 2.0
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Moodle questions - open discussion
PRESENTER: Tabitha Roder, HRDNZ, Moodle Partner (NZ and Australia)
CO-PRESENTER: Tomaz Lasic
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Panel
LANGUAGE:
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This panel is an opportunity for "new to Moodle" users to ask questions of experienced Moodle users. Want to know what you can do with Moodle? How long it takes students to learn to use Moodle? How to integrate with other web 2.0 tools? How to get Moodle? How to best introduce colleagues to Moodle? Where to get help when you get stuck? This open discussion is for you.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: From Mozambique to the World
PRESENTER: Colleen Fletcher , American International School of Mozambique (Mozambique)
CO-PRESENTER: Sharon Peters
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Discover how geographically challenged students in Mozambique have created a model to leverage social media tools to communicate their reality and build global citizenship skills.
WEBSITE: http://grou.ps/aism
SPONSORING PARTNER: Education Beyond Borders
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Neocolonialism in education: Student centered learning in Vietnamese context
PRESENTER: June Tran (Thi Tuyet Tran), La Trobe University, Vietnam National University, Hanoi (Australia)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 06:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Vietnam is under pressure to reform and modernize its educational system in order to attain international standards. In the process of modernization the system, Vietnamese educational policy makers tend to look to the West and ‘borrow’ policies and practices which appeared to be effective in the Western culture. However, the adoption of the Western policies and practices is often claimed to be inappropriate, as the transfer is often lack of the careful consideration of particular aspects of the Vietnamese culture. This presentation illustrates this by analyzing the application of the Western originated ‘student – centered learning’ into the Vietnamese educational context. Drawing upon Hofstede cultural dimensions, the application of Western pedagogies into Vietnamese educational context reveal cultural conflicts and mismatches. It is suggested that the importing of Western pedagogic practices needs to go in line with the careful consideration of Vietnamese cultural norms, assumptions and values.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: A Full Understanding of the Working of the Global Education Process
PRESENTER: Gia Gaspard Taylor, iEARN Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean region not listed)
CO-PRESENTER: Abe Fergusson CO-PRESENTER: none
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: To be able to grasp a full understanding of the working of the global education process, to allow for the sharing with teachers and student particularly in the rural communities
WEBSITE: http://www.iearntandt.interconnection.org
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Parent-teacher collaboration: The benefits and the barriers
PRESENTER: Patricia Porter, Lading to Learning (Canada)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 03:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Parents and teachers need to work together for the benefit of the children in their care. Effective communication between teachers and parents is essential for collaboration but good communication is hard to come by. This presentation will look at why parent teacher communication is so poor and what can be done to improve it.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Beyond networking and mentoring: Job Alike Support Networks
PRESENTER: David Harris, Janda Associates (United States)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: We all know how valuable mentors were when we started in education. With today's technology we can build a trusted online job-alike network to advise, share and support our efforts on an ongoing basis so we can each continually become more effective and successful in our current role. Moreover, this can be done without having to travel, commit lots of time or having to depend on our peers or evaluators in district. While every school and every classroom has its own unique characteristics, and every school leader and teacher has their own style, the potential to share knowledge from district to district, school to school and classroom to classroom is compelling and provides a huge opportunity to boost achievement for all: educators and students alike. Find out how you can start and sustain a Personalized Support Network for yourself.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Ping: online music education. Engage. Connect. Play
PRESENTER: Ajax McKerral, The Song Room (Australia)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Ping is music education for the 21st century. Ping makes learning music fun, simple and accessible, and provides creative musical opportunities for rural middle year school students in Victoria, Australia. Using Web 2.0 technologies, the emphasis is on student centred, self-directed learning, exploring a range of musical styles. Ping incorporates video resources with online classrooms, master classes and real-time concert streaming. The project is a collaboration between The Song Room, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Victorian Opera, Country Education Project, 3MBS FM and is funded by the Victorian Government. Ping is built on WordPress and BuddyPress. It also integrates Noteflight.com
WEBSITE: http://pingmusic.com.au
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: PLN - Taking Your Professional Learning Global
PRESENTER: Jennifer Sturge, Calvert County Public Schools (United States)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This session will focus on the use of Twitter, iGoogle, and RSS feeds to create a dynamic, flowing professional learning network. Participants will see how professional development has advanced over the years, and exit understanding how the power of Web 2.0 and the internet can facilitate their professional development.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Using Public Service Announcements in the Curriculum
PRESENTER: Freyja Bergthorson, Loudoun County Public Schools (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Freyja Bergthorson
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Public Service Announcements (PSA) are a creative way to bring relevance to subjects studied. Come learn what it takes to create a successful PSA, and how to connect international classrooms to work together on this project.
SPONSORING PARTNER: Loudoun County Public Schools
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Raise Engagement, Raise Hope, Raise Achievement
PRESENTER: MARY MENNE, EDVISIONS SCHOOLS (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn how creating a positive school culture will increase student engagement, hope and achievement. The session will explain how a group of unique schools has enhanced school cultures to meet adolescent developmental needs, raised engagement and hope and thus created a culture of achievement.
WEBSITE: http://WWW.HOPESURVEY.ORG
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Retribalizing, Literary Style: Virtual Book Clubs and Bookcasts
PRESENTER: Cris Crissman, NC State University (USA)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: McLuhan predicted we’d have to leave the bookworld behind to be “with it” in the electronic world but with social media we can do it all. Learn about an evolving virtual book club model, online or inworld, that culminates with the screening of collaboratively produced bookcasts -- multimedia aesthetic responses to books. To preview bookcasting, check out the North Carolina Bookcast Festival -- http://ncbookcastfestival.wikispaces.com/ You can post questions and comments to the wiki discussion to begin the conservation.
WEBSITE: http://ncbookcastfestival.wikispaces.com/
SPONSORING PARTNER: eT@lking
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Screencasts, Captions and Your Global Audience
PRESENTER: Linda Fahlberg-Stojanovska, Univ. St. Clement of Ohrid (FYR Macedonia)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: In this 30 minute presentation, we first discuss and show the value of making and then captioning screencasts in education. We will then make a short screencast, caption it and produce it. Making and publishing screencasts must become a required tool in education. The tools are available and both teachers and students can now freely and easily make good, useful screencasts and post them on the internet. However, we can now caption our screencasts. This opens up incredible possibilities in global education. Just having the captions makes our screencasts more accessible. But now YouTube translates captions into many, many languages. It takes time to make a good screencast. By taking the little extra time to caption these screencasts, they are now available to a global audience.
WEBSITE: http://youtube.com/geogebrachannel
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Sequences of real numbers, arithmetic and geometric progressions
PRESENTER: Bechir Ghiulnar, Liceul Teoretic Callatis Mangalia (Romania)
CO-PRESENTER: Bechir Ghiulnar CO-PRESENTER: Pilat Elena Mihaela
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 11:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: romanian and english
SHORT DESCRIPTION: I will present a new class lesson using the methods of the 21st century, engaging the students as much, I just trying to be a facilitator and not a traditional teacher.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Shakespeare’s Ideal Commingling of Stagecraft and Digital Technologies
PRESENTER: Colleen Fletcher, American International School of Mozambique (Mozambique)
CO-PRESENTER: Sharon Peters
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Shakespeare’s vision of his “Globe Theatre” becomes a reality when students in Mozambique use digital technologies to research, share ideas, showcase and promote performing arts.
WEBSITE: http://grou.ps/aism
SPONSORING PARTNER: Education Beyond Borders
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Social Media: Making Sense of the Mess
PRESENTER: Corey M. Hall, Florida State College - Jacksonville (USA)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Novice and veteran teachers alike are faced with an onslaught of new technologies. Facebook, Twitter, Ning, Web 2.0; with all of the online congestion, busy teachers often feel overwhelmed by the options and choose not to engage. This presentation will provide a focused look at some of the most popular social media options available for teachers, and will also provide strategies for keeping up with the many changes in education technology.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Students Share 6 Powerful Ways to Motivate Them
PRESENTER: Kathleen Cushman, WKCD (What Kids Can Do) (USA)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 01:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Do your students light up with interest when you introduce a new topic or task in math, science, literature, or history? Do they push past difficulties in the work you give them, in order to master the material? Does your homework give them “deliberate practice” in key concepts, skills, and habits? Based on the research in Kathleen Cushman’s book “Fires in the Mind,” this presentation sets out six powerful ways by which young people say the best teachers ignite their motivation to learn. You will take away a checklist of 29 specific actions that both increase the value students place on what you teach and heighten their expectation that they can master each new challenge you present. Participants will also be welcome to contribute their own suggestions of ways to light new “fires in the mind” of young learners.
WEBSITE: http://www.firesinthemind.org
SPONSORING PARTNER: Classroom 2.0
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: The successful teaching of natural sciences through extracurricular activities
PRESENTER: Daniela-Florentina Ilesan, Inspectoratul Scolar Judetean Sibiu (ISJ Sibiu) (Romania)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 03:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: Romanian
SHORT DESCRIPTION: It is important that the learning of natural sciences should have success and should be understood of pupils as a pleasant learning matter. For this purpose it the teacher has to accept the responsibility of finding ways to complete this issue.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Sugar on a Stick
PRESENTER: Tabitha Roder, olpc and SugarLabs (New Zealand)
CO-PRESENTER: Manu Gupta
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 07:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The award-winning Sugar Learning Platform promotes collaborative learning through Sugar Activities that encourage critical thinking, the heart of a quality education. Designed from the ground up especially for children, Sugar offers an alternative to traditional “office-desktop” software. This open discussion is an opportunity to ask questions about Sugar and how it is used, give feedback and make suggestions, and discuss the educational benefits in using Sugar as an educational tool in schools. During this session, volunteers in the Sugar community will be available to participate in the discussion and answer questions. Participants need to download Sugar on a Stick in advance and try it out in preparation for this open discussion.
WEBSITE: http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Global_education_conference
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Teaching and Learning with Digital Natives
PRESENTER: Jennifer Verschoor, ARCALL (Argentina)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 12:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will show the latest online resources and web 2.0 tools to teach digital natives. Participants will learn how to use a wiki to engage students in Kindergarten and Primary School. Our school wiki is divided into three different stages: Learning English through games, Using different Web 2.0 tools to create content and Project Based Learning. With a focus on pedagogy, we will explore the use of several web 2.0 tools to enhance your teaching.
WEBSITE: http://www.web204digitalnatives.pbworks
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Teaching Digital Citizenship
PRESENTER: Lesley Farmer, California State University Long Beach (USA)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Is technology good or bad? It's up to the user as to its status. This presentation explains digital citizenship: how to use technology safely, responsibly, critically, and pro-actively to contribute to the digital society. K12 curriculum, instructional design and strategies will be shared. Cultural aspects will be addressed as well.
WEBSITE: http://www.k12digitalcitizenship.wikispaces.com
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Teaching Generation Text
PRESENTER: Willyn Webb, Delta Opportunity School, Mesa State College (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: Lisa Nielsen
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Get empowered to move from fighting student cell phone use to using cell phone technologies to enhance teaching and engage students. Participants will be introduced to many free, basic cell phone tools that support and enhance research-based instructional strategies. A progressive five step plan for integrating cells beginning personally, moving to homework, and eventually into the classroom will be shared. The plan is for every educator, even in a district that bans cell phones. Cell phones are a factor throughout the globe , students' preferred method of communication is texting, there is no cost to the school...why not use the ubiquitous device students have in their pockets?
WEBSITE: http://tinyurl.com/5steps4cellsinEd
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Teaching High School Mathematics Curriculum using TI Nspire CAS
PRESENTER: Richard Snow, Center for Distance Learning and Innovation (Canada)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 04:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: In this session participants will learn how the TI Nspire CAS (Computer Algebra System) can be used to enhance the teaching of mathematics curriculum at the high school level. Topics such as factoring trinomials, derivatives, so much more will be covered.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Tech Tips for the K-12 Teacher
PRESENTER: Ken Halla, Hayfield Secondary (USA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This will be a learn by doing presentation that will cover the following areas: E-mail to Text, Google Docs, Organizing Using Technology, Social Networking, Student Mastery, and Teacher Mastery.
WEBSITE: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1I7LhI35EbtCpFx4v2V-016gHnWCbSiJWOvNrGk6rvAk
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: The Value of Online Communities for Educators
PRESENTER: Allisyn Levy, BrainPOP (United States)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 10:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Open Discussion
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Explore online social networks geared to educators. Participate in a discussion to share the most helpful tools within online communities for professional development and connecting and collaboration among educators.
WEBSITE: http://www.brainpop.com/educators
SPONSORING PARTNER: BrainPOP
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Thinking linearly in a non-linear world: Are you iNterdisciplinary, iNteractive, iNnovative, iNquiry-based and iNformed?
PRESENTER: Martin H. F. Gonser, I.S. 230-Q (United States)
TIME: GMT Wed 17 Nov 2010 03:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This session is designed to introduce updates and practical application for linear and non-linear applications for common digital devices. These include: web-based tools, interactive tools (i.e. smart pen, interactive boards, digital readers, etc.), digital overlays, collaborative "green" web-based document creation and open-source / alternative assessments and inventorying tools. The presentation will include open-source Web-based tools (i.e. Google Suite, iTunes, T.R.A.I.L.S., NYLearns, the "hidden web") and other publicly available and government funded information (Library of Congress, New York Public Library, academic and other virtual libraries). Some additional commercial sources may be noted.
WEBSITE: http://infomeister.shorturl.com
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Universal Design: Giving ALL Student a Tech Toolkit
PRESENTER: Kristen Swanson, The School District of Springfield Township (USA)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 12:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Universal Design for Learning is a framework that fosters student independence and student knowledge by ensuring that all learners have access to the curriculum. In this session, the concept of Universal Design will be addressed. Also, specific tools and strategies to equip students with a Universal Design toolbox will also be shared. Help all students access information in a meaningful way!
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Use of blogs to facilitate self-directed learning of students
PRESENTER: Lum Wai Mei, Maris Stella High School (Sec), Singapore (Singapore)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The students are required to create a blog based on the topic for digestion. They can carry out research on topics related to digestion and nutrition. At the end of the project, they have to submit their reflections that include the progress of the project and any difficulties they encounter during the project. They can also pose any questions pertaining to the project on their blogs. In addition, they have to present their research findings via PowerPoint slides, iWeb, video, podcast, or any other formats.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

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TITLE: Using Educational Technology- Recipes for Faculty Created Content
PRESENTER: Dr Colin Marlaire, National University (USA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 11:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation will offer a brief summary of several different tools used to create educational content. It will then briefly describe the process of construction involved in each tool and some configurations that best serve educational needs. It will also carefully describe the costs and benefits of the various tools, looking not only to material costs, but also those associated with training, maintenance, and support.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

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TITLE: Using wikis for in service professional development and as a resources bank
PRESENTER: Vicky Saumell, Instituto San Francisco de Asis (Argentina)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This session aims at introducing the use of wikis as a school platform both for in-service professional development and as a resources bank/repository. The presentation is based on the actual creation and use of this wiki for English language teachers at a private primary and secondary school in Argentina. The reasons for creating it include • a change in methodological approach: from coursebook-based to project-based learning • reducing teacher workload • need for teacher training in the integration of new technologies The presentation will include: • an example of such a wiki [http://isfateachers.wikispaces.com/Projects] • the practical implications of setting it up • its benefits and drawbacks so far
WEBSITE: http://isfateachers.wikispaces.com/Projects
SPONSORING PARTNER: Elluminate
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Visual Math with Geometer's Sketchpad
PRESENTER: Iftikhar Husain, University High School, Newark Public Schools (USA)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Audience: Grade 7-12 Students, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Supervisors. Mathematics becomes interesting and meaningful if its concepts are delivered in easiest possible way, which is the visual approach. Visual learning is a basic catalyst to understanding and memory. Without them, the brain must work harder to understand concepts and skills, and will have a tendency to reject learning and understanding of concepts and procedures. Visual learning, which provides connections, is used before the symbolic representation. In this workshop, the presenter will use the Geometer's Sketchpad and solve few math questions and discuss related concepts. Presenter’s unique approach will amuse the participants. New and experienced teachers will learn new approaches to familiar topics that will help your students to apply them with easy. The topics discussed in this presentation are Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus, and more. No experience with the Geometer's Sketchpad is required.
WEBSITE: http://www.teachertube.com/viewProfile.php?user=Iftikharhusain
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Websites to Engage Student Learning
PRESENTER: Emily DeCarlo, James River High School (United States)
TIME: Not Scheduled
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This workshop is designed to spotlight the websites that teachers can incorporate into the classroom curriculum. The presentation showcases how teachers can collaborate with each other via creating a learning and sharing community at thinkfinity.org.
WEBSITE: thinkfinity.org
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: What’s “Open” in Education: Resources for Course Development
PRESENTER: Lynn Aaron, SUNY Rockland Community College (USA)
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Are you developing a new course or updating an old one? Educators are often engaged in one of those activities. Advances in technology combined with the cooperative culture of education are making a growing library of quality educational resources available to us. In 2001, a new world opened up with the release of fifty complete, online courses by M.I.T. free of charge. This included lectures, slides, readings, assignments, syllabi, etc. Other universities soon followed suit and the OpenCourseWare Consortium was born. They now have members from 46 different countries with thousands of courses – 2,000 from M.I.T. alone. This presentation will explore those resources and others you will find useful in developing quality courses. Sample courses will be examined to learn about the types of resources available. We will then introduce tools to help you locate materials that meet your specific needs.
SPONSORING PARTNER: MERLOT
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Wikis, Wimbas, Whatevers! What Teachers Weave
PRESENTER: Jane Overmoe, Lake Region State College (US)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 03:00AM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: After using learning management systems in a 1:1 laptop initiative (Webct), earning a specialist in technology (Webct), working as an instructional designer in higher ed (briefly converting courses from D2L to Moodle) and finishing my third year in a higher ed leadership doctoral program (Blackboard), what works for the students in front of me in a dual credit course (eCollege) on the high plains in North Dakota? Let me spin my tale about what defines a LMS, wikis, evernote, googledocs and learning that is rigorous, creative and affordable for today's learner.
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: Work Smarter - Not Harder - The Benefits of Common Interface Design in Education
PRESENTER: Roger Fuller, Milken Community High School (USA)
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 01:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Milken Community has been working over the last five years to develop a common interface design and a common user protocol customized for the school which allows teachers to get most of their work done in a simple and easy fashion. The real benefit has been that this design and approach has liberated teachers from bureaucratic drudgery and given them more time to work with students. This as created a culture of learning and achievement in the school.
WEBSITE: http://www.milkenschool.org
TRACK: Learning 2.0

TITLE: The Wow Factor! An International Consideration for Educators
PRESENTER: Dr. Christine Mason, Center for Educational Improvement (United States)
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 09:00PM (click for international time conversions)
RECORDING:CLICK HERE to watch the Elluminate session recording.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Adding a Wow! Factor to education is based on "The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs" (Carmine Gallo, Columnist at Businessweek.com is the author) Copyright 2010. It is a great find and has much practical advice on marketing and presentations. Is there value in applying these principals both to teacher professional development sessions and also in classrooms? Highlights from how this has been used, including results and recommendations for others.
WEBSITE: http://www.edimprovement.org
TRACK: Learning 2.0