Monday, February 07, 2011

National EDUCAUSE ELI Conference is Coming to Kentucky

The Kentucky Virtual Campus (KYVC) will be hosting a special online venue of the EDUCAUSE ELI Annual Conference, Educating in the Open: Philosophies, Innovations, and Stories at the CPE Offices February 14–16, 2011.

The Kentucky Strategic Agenda for Postsecondary Education (2011-2015) calls for an increase in academic productivity through program innovations including course redesign and alternative methods of program delivery to maximize success for all students. The ELI Annual Conference is full of quality content to help move your institution forward.

This webcast will encourage participants to explore the many meanings of "openness": open textbooks, open curriculum, open research, and open resources, and most importantly openness to new ideas. Today's technologies have transformed how we interact and engage with the world around us. New devices, services, and effective practices have increased access to information, while new policies and philosophies that explore openness have accelerated that change. The growth of social networks and virtual communities has transformed the learning environment into an interactive place to share and build content and community using collaborative systems. The webcast will address key questions:

  • What are the opportunities and the challenges associated with educating in the open?
  • How might our learners benefit from becoming producers and consumers in this environment?
  • How can we, as a community of teaching and learning professionals, collaborate more openly?
  • What evidence do we have that the trend toward openness is having the impact needed?

Educating in the Open: Philosophies, Innovations, and Stories will provide members of each campus team with the opportunity to experience a learning community first hand, share ideas, and respond to discussion questions in a collegial environment. The EDUCAUSE conference fee would be $470 for ELI members and $914 for non-members. The entire 3-day KYVC session is FREE, however seating is limited so please RSVP/REGISTER now.

Please share this invitation with your colleagues.


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