Wednesday, January 20, 2010

CoolThings: MERLOT Conference Proposals - Deadline: February 1, 2010


Conference Proposals – Deadline
February 1, 2010

Dear MERLOT Member:

As a reminder, the deadline for the 2010 Emerging Technologies for Online Learning conference, in conjunction with Sloan Consortium and MoodleMoot, is February 1, 2010.

We invite you to submit a proposal for the conference to be held July 20-23, 2010 at the Fairmont Hotel, in San Jose, CA.  This conference focuses on the technologies that drive online learning effectiveness, highlighting research, applications and best practices of important emerging technological tools. We encourage submissions related to instruction, networking, assessment, open educational resources, new media and support services.

When submitting your abstract for review, you will have the option to have it considered for one of the following Conference Tracks. There are eight tracks plus one for pre-conference workshops.

Program Tracks include:

·        The Cutting Edge

·        Pedagogy

·        Faculty Development

·        Inventive Uses of Media and Tools

·        Immersive Learning and Virtual Environments

·        The New Learning Communities

·        Emerging Technologies for Administration, Infrastructure, and Support Services

·        Architecture and Applications

Proposals  for presentations must be submitted by February 1, 2010 at
Pre-conference workshops


Call for Pre-Conference Workshop Proposals

In addition to submitting a proposal to one of the eight tracks, we invite you to submit a proposal for a pre-conference workshop. We are looking for intensive, in-depth, highly interactive sessions that explore key issues, tools and subject in great detail.  The pre-conference workshop format allows for more detailed descriptions and walkthroughs during the quieter time before the conference. Presenters are encouraged to identify the audience for their workshop in terms of low and high-threshold applications and in terms of expertise.
Examples of topics for pre-conference workshops might include:  Moodle training, support, software development, or hosting, developing and vetting learning objects, management perspectives, low-cost tools, designing hybrid course for the net generation learner, Web 2.0 technologies and student-centered learning, Google apps to organize your work, cloud computing for student services, moving laboratories online, copyright issues, content creation, and social networking tools.

For complete details on online submission of proposals visit our Website at

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