Apologies for cross posting
I'd like to invite you to the University of Leicester Beyond Distance Research Alliance Learning Futures Festival entitled 'Follow the Sun.' Over the course of 48 hours, from 13-15 April 2011, academics and experts across the globe will discuss and debate the use of cutting edge technology in education, including some field trips into the virtual world of Second Life.
Since last year's Learning Futures Festival (the first one that was completely online), Professor Gilly Salmon has relocated from Leicester to the University of Southern Queensland as Executive Director of the Australian Digital Futures Institute. So this year's event is a collaboration between the BDRA here and the ADFI in Toowoomba* with a venue in Seattle providing additional hosting duties. But you can attend from anywhere in the world!
Keynote speakers include:
* Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology, Newcastle University
* Charles Jennings, Former Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters, currently Managing Director of Duntroon Associates
* Terry Anderson, Canada Research Chair in Distance Education, Athabasca University
* Gardner Campbell, Director, Professional Development and Innovativ Initiatives, Division of Learning Technologies, and Associate Professor of English, Virginia Tech
* Ron Oliver, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), Edith Cowan University
* Gilly Salmon, Professor of Learning Futures and Executive Director of the Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland
I attach a file of a printed piece with further information. For yet more information, and to register:
Learning Technologist, Assistant Keeper of the Media Zoo Highly Commended, Learning Technologist of the Year Award, ALT, 2010 Beyond Distance Research Alliance, University of Leicester
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Learning Futures Festival Online 2011, "Follow the Sun", 13-15 April 2011, Three countries, three time zones, a non-stop global conference http://tinyurl.com/followthesun
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From: J.Dyson [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 03 March 2011 16:56
To: 'Bird, Terese M.'
Subject: RE: Can I publicise our conference?
If you want everyone within SCORE to know about it you can send an email to the SCORE-fellows-list and I can send the details out on OER Discuss Jiscmail if you're not subscribed to it. Also I can add the event to the web-site, tweet etc. Is that the kind of thing you were looking for?
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From: Bird, Terese M. [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 03 March 2011 07:31
Subject: Can I publicise our conference?
Our university, in conjunction with the University of Southern Queensland, is having a totally online conference, Learning Futures Festival 'Follow the Sun' 13-15 April 2011. There are a number of workshops focusing on OER themes which would be of interest to SCORE people. Is there some way I could let SCORE people know about this and invite them? The festival website is: http://tinyurl.com/followthesun
Thanking you in advance for your advice, Terese Bird
PS: Many thanks for speaking to my colleague Jai and getting my OER11 registration sorted:-)
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