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13th Annual Technology, Colleges and Community Worldwide Conference

This week I will be a facilitator for the TCC 2008, a worldwide online conference designed for university and college practitioners including faculty, academic support staff, counselors, student services personnel, students, and administrators. This will be my second time serving as a facilitator. I’m very excited about the content as well as the environment and technologies (Learning Times, Elluminate and wikis) that this conference uses to bring together people from all over the world.

The theme for this conference is: The New Internet: Collaboration, Convergence,
Creativity, Contrast, and Challenges. Here are some of the questions this conference will explore:

  • Within this global venue, how do faculty, staff, students and the communities they serve converge, collaborate, innovate and produce useful learning outcomes?
  • What best practices have emerged in teaching, learning and research?
  • Is Internet-based learning effective and worth the effort?
  • How can we efficiently assess student learning?
  • Which tools will work best for us?
  • How do we support faculty and staff?
  • How do we overcome our feelings of being overwhelmed?

I have signed up to facilitate these sessions:

  • Developing Online Peer-to-peer Mentoring Programs for Distance Degree Programs
  • Podcasting for School Media Specialists: A Case Study from Central Minnesota

I will be attending:

  • Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges
  • Making Audiobooks Using Podtext and iPods

I will visit the archive after the conference:

  • Using Moodle to Promote Collaboration and Community
  • Extreme Makeover: Course Edition
  • Oh heck, who am I kidding. I can’t possibly list all of the workshop archives I will try to access.

This conference is always exciting because of the diversity of participant experiences (Nutritionists, economists, librarians, physicists, attorneys, anthropologists, psychologists curriculum development specialists) and geographic location (Japan, Hawaii, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Alaska, California, Georgia, Vermont).

At $99 ($69 for early registration that has already passed) this conference is a bargain and you retain access to the archives after the conference ends.

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