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#NC08MSU Portrait of a Micro-Blogger: Have You Twittered or Plurked Recently?

Portrait of a Micro-Blogger: Have You Twittered or Plurked Recently? Presenter: Laura Nicosia

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#NC08MSU Pageflakes vs. Blackboard: An Exploration of Content Delivery in Foreign Language Education

Pageflakes vs. Blackboard: An Exploration of Content Delivery in Foreign Language Education
Presenter:Enza Conforti

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Keynote Address: Curt Garbett, Spencer Johnson Partners

Keynote for this year’s Northeast Connect 08
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Northeast Connect 08

I’m attending (and presenting at) the Northeast Connect 08 conference here at MSU today. Here is my current schedule.

8:30 – 9:30am Breakfast and Registration

9:30-10:30am Keynote Address: Curt Garbett, Spencer Johnson Partners

10:45 – 11:30a Pageflakes vs. Blackboard: An Exploration of Content Delivery in Foreign Language Education. Presenter: Enza Conforti

11:40 – 12:25p OK, So I Have My Second Life Account. What Now? Presenter: AJ Kelton

12:30-2:00pm Lunch

2:00 – 2:45p Using Second Life to Teach Difficult Concepts Presenters: Edina Renfro-Michel & AJ Kelton

3:15 – 4:00p – Learning in a Virtual Environment: Managing Emergency Preparedness and Health Security Using Second Life as a Teaching Tool Presenters: Anne Hewitt, Susan Spencer, Riad Twal & Ramesh Ramloll

4:10 – 4:55p – Portrait of a Micro-Blogger: Have You Twittered or Plurked Recently? Presenter: Laura Nicosia

I have no power in the main conference room, so I”m not sure about liveblogging and I don’t know about Internet access in breakout rooms – but I’ll post to my updates if/when a liveblog will start.

EDUCAUSE 2008 – Sarah Robbins’ Featured Talk

Social Media and Education: The Conflict Between Technology and Institutional Education and the Future

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ELIFALL08 – Learning Architectures That Help Biology Students Reach the Pinnacle of Bloom’s Taxonomy

Learning Architectures That Help Biology Students Reach the Pinnacle of Bloom’s Taxonomy
Robin Wright, Associate Dean, University of Minnesota

This session will present the academic architecture of a new course for entering biology majors and explore how the physical architecture of the Active Learning Classroom at the University of Minnesota supports sophisticated learning goals, including the ability to synthesize and evaluate ideas.

http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=92e1fc102a

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ELIFALL08 – Building Community with Virtual Spaces

Building Community with Virtual Spaces
Shannon Ritter, Social Networks Adviser, Penn State World Campus, The Pennsylvania State University

Building a community of learners can be especially challenging when working with online and distance education students. By using social networking tools like Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and Second Life, we can begin to construct a community of sharing and participation that leads to enhanced satisfaction and a true sense of belonging.

http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=1e4a131a04

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ELIFALL08 – The Research Library as a Center of Learning

The Research Library as a Center of Learning: Noteworthy Trends and Complementary Assessment Efforts
Crit Stuart

For a decade, research libraries have increasingly turned their attention to the learning needs of undergraduates, best depicted in the emergence and evolution of collaborative spaces referred to as learning commons. These successful spaces and the programs they support are inspiring libraries to take a fresh look at the needs of graduate students and faculty. The most innovative expressions of support for students and faculty spring from insight provided by user studies, deep engagement with constituents, and helpful collaborations. In this session we will review emerging library trends in support of learning and research, and their impact on learning space design. Some of the more promising assessment techniques that are helping to inform this work will be reviewed.

http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=0a0dbeae4e

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ELIFALL08 – Learning Space 3.0: When Real and Virtual Spaces Collide

Learning Space 3.0: When Real and Virtual Spaces Collide
Mark S. Valenti, President, The Sextant Group, Inc.

Demands for flexibility, collaborative learning opportunities, and access to digital information are resulting in a new design paradigm for learning space that transcends academic disciplines. Concurrently, technology enables the development of highly specific and realistic simulation environments for education, business, the health sciences, and other disciplines. Maturing technologies such as wired and wireless networks, low-cost projectors, flat-panel displays, and productivity software are integral components of a traditional modern-day educational facility. New and emerging technologies such as collaboration software, personal broadband networks, virtual environments, and 3D displays are creating opportunities to rethink the learning space-what and where it is-and what happens inside it. This session will explore developments in technology, classroom design, and concepts for future facilities and their transformative impact on the teaching and learning process.

http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=5c0feb84be

[UPDATE: Unlike Blogger, which allows iFrames, WordPress (.com, at least, not sure about .org) does not. So, unlike Blogger where the CoverItive session would appear right here inside the blog, you need to click the link above and it will open a separate window.]