Five and a half years ago, I attended the first Sloan-C International Symposium for Emerging Technologies (ET4Online) in Carefree, Arizona. It was an awesome event — I fondly recall the energy and conversations wrapped around hot new technologies like the Flip camera, Second Life, open educational resources, podcasting, and iTunes U. I shared my reflections in a blog post here.
Since then, technologies sure have changed! That first event was actually before the release of the first iPhone. Who could have imagined how quickly hand held, internet connected computers equipped with collaborative, enticing apps would reshape the way so many of us communicate, the experience life, complete simple tasks, validate data, organize groups, document the world, and, of course, rearticulate who we collaborate with.
I have attended every one of the six ET4Online symposiums and I am thrilled to be the Chair-Elect for the 7th Annual Sloan-C/MERLOT International Symposium for Emerging Technologies which will be held in Dallas, TX on April 9-11, 2010 at the Sheraton.
The ET4Online Call For Proposals is now open until November 1st
This date will not be extended
The tracks for this year’s conference include:
- Learning Environments
- Open Education
- Evidence-based Learning
- Faculty and Student Development
- Innovative Media and Tools
Whether you consider yourself a novice, intermediate or expert in this area, I hope to see you in Dallas. In the field of emerging technologies, there are so many opportunities for us all to learn from one another to understand how today’s new technologies are impacting online teaching and learning.