2013 Conference Forums: Thursday, August 8
10:30 am-12:15 pm
Open Educational Resources (OERs): Potential and pitfalls
Moderator: David Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Education
Panelists: Rich Baraniuk, Gerry Hanley, Barbara Illowsky,
Mark Morvant, and Ray Schroeder
Competency-based assessment: How and why to get started
Moderator: Rovy Branon, Associate Dean, Continuing Ed,
Outreach, & E-Learning, UW–Extension
Panelists: Sally Johnstone, Tai Arnold, Aaron Brower, Dana
Offerman, and Mike Offerman
Exhibitors and Sponsors
Standard: $895 ($1,100 after May 7)
Non-profit: $695 ($900 after May 7)
Join us as a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Sponsor at this year's conference to boost your company's visibility and participation. In addition to special signage and recognition, sponsors receive an opportunity to present during the Product & Service Showcase. Sponsor fees range from $2,695-$4,995
See Exhibitor page for the 2013 Exhibitors-to-date.
Online Registration and the Conference Program are now available!
Join us this August at the 29th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning featuring keynotes, Dr. Richard Baraniuk from Rice University and Dr. Sally Johnstone from Western Governors University. The three-day schedule features more than 150 educational opportunities plus several networking events; download the Conference Program to review this year's offerings. For session descriptions, click on the formats below or go to the 2013 Schedule.
NOTE: Unable to attend this year? Register for the Virtual Conference for Administrators
2013 Keynote Speakers
Thursday, August 8, 8:00 am—Dr. Richard Baraniuk, Rice University
Disruptive innovation via open educational resources
An “open access” movement is sweeping the world. This movement is based on intuitions shared by professional educators: (1) knowledge should be open to re-use; (2) collaboration should be easier; (3) people should receive credit for contributing to education; and (4) concepts are linked in unusual ways. More...
Friday, August 9, 1:00 pm—Dr. Sally Johnstone, Western Governors University
Envisioning a competency-based future
The explosion of online courseware in the past year has focused the spotlight on curricular integrity for institutions adopting these resources. How can degree integrity be conserved when learning resources are produced externally? It requires a shift in thinking about what constitutes the curriculum and a stronger focus on learner assessment. More...
Conference Venue and Madison Area
The conference will be held at the Monona Terrace Convention Center along Lake Monona in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. The setting is near several large hotels, unique restaurants, the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, and walking/exercise paths.
To find out more about Madison events and attractions during your visit, go to http://www.visitmadison.com/visitors/