Monday, January 11, 2010

eTech Ohio Conference

About the Conference:

"This year's theme P-20 Conversations: Shaping a Path for the 21st Century Student will address the need to integrate technology throughout a student's career. That is why eTech Ohio is collaborating with the Ohio Learning Network (OLN). Our desire for this P-20 Conference is to foster access to new technology, engage participants in understanding why these technologies are important and progress Ohio's education spectrum."

"This engaging Conference promises to offer something for everyone. Features will include renowned keynote and featured speaker sessions, peer-to-peer multi-strand sessions, interactive displays, a dedicated assistive technology area and an exhibit hall featuring over 200 emerging technology services. With over 450 sessions and displays, 250 vendors and 6,000 participants, this is the state's educational technology convention."

I am presenting with Dr. Deanna Romano, Assistant Professor, Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Education, at this year's conference on Wednesday morning. Our presentation, Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Meet 21st Century Skills, has a supporting LibGuide. We are still putting the finishing touches on the material, but plan to feature various technologies utilized for EDCI 232/505 Introduction to the Principles of Instructional Technology.

This conference is pertinent in many ways; it will feature 2.0 technologies and tools useful to the library and IRC as we support the COE and it's students, collaboration ideas with faculty, and resources to advocate teaching and learning for the library community. Furthermore, it will provide ideas and resources to me as an adjunct faculty member as it features emergent technology and applications, along with resources for effective learning environments.

The eTech Ohio site has a 2010 Conference Countdown, today it is at 20 days. Now all I have to do is remember to register tomorrow!

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