Participate in the Markle Foundation's E-Mail for All Outreach Campaign - http://www.iaginteractive.com/emfa - Universal Access Conversation: Building a Networked Nation on the Global Internet An Online Event, is scheduled for May 4 - May 15, 1998
The event is designed to stimulate a national dialogue on universal access to Email and the Internet. Four themes have been developed: Universal Email, Universal Internet, Networking Communities, and Private and Public Markets Connect.
Birmingham Summit of the Eight on the Internet is a free online session that will be held May 12-17, 1998. This highly interactive and sophisticated multimedia project will connect individuals from all parts of the world in pursuit of worldwide education for a better future.
Real Education, Inc., is providing the technological means for enabling participation. Registration for the event is at: http://g8.realeducation.com. This is a great opportunity for students and faculty to learn more about the global issues and the international policies of the most powerful governments in the world. Online participants will have direct access to behind-the-scene issues that are often encapsulated for mass distribution. Students are encouraged to attend live interviews with world leaders and participate in chat rooms and threaded discussions over the Internet on several topics including:
The Integration of Russia in the Western Alliance
Human Rights Development and Environmental Concerns
Visions of Democracy in the 21st Century
Multilateral Trade, Investments and Labor Relations, and
Other Special Summit Agenda Topics
A Two-Day Conference - Distance Learning '98 is planned for colleges, universities and online training programs with a focus on Marketing, Managing and Expanding Distance Learning. This July 13-15, 1998 conference, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA, will emphasize: improving course quality, cutting costs and increasing profits. Education executives and leaders in distance education will feature: extensive online courseware applications and in-depth case studies. An Interactive Post-Conference Workshop on July 15 will help participants learn how to strategically plan for the migration of educational products to a distributed learning environment.
For more information call: 1-800-882-8684 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TeleCon XVIII will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA October 26-28, 1998. This year's conference emphasis will be: the presence of the International Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium (IMTC); a major focus on the role of Internet Protocol (IP); International applications in designing distance learning programs and networks; more user case studies; distance learning partnerships; TeleMed IV and TeleMed's Policy Leadership Summit.
For more information call: 1-800-829-3400; International calls: +1-925-513-4242; Web site: http://222.abctelecon.com
Blurring the Boundaries of the Academy" is the theme chosen for the 1999 University Continuing Education (UCEA) Conference. The conference will be held April 9-12, 1999 in Washington, DC and will explore how continuing education is recreating itself to assume a campus-wide leadership role to meet the challenges of the next century. A Call for Presentations will be issued next month. (Infocus Newsletter, April 1998, vol.3 #3, pg. 2)
Distance Education Clearinghouse
Instructional Design at Instructional Communications Systems
Training for Videconferencing
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