CO12 4th Annual Free Online Conference on WizIQ

Yes, it’s that time of year. CO12 is here!

I would like to personally invite you to join our 4th annual connecting online free online conference on WizIQ. You are cordially invited to join the live online conference on the weekend of Feb 3-5, 2012. Please join the Moodle conference area and the Ning social network to get the latest updates: http://www.integrating-technology.org/course/view.php?id=283 and http://connecting-online.ning.com

You will find an updated list of presentations for CO12 right here!

Background

The annual connecting online conference started in 2009 with Minhaaj  ur Rahhman and I on WikiEducator, but soon found a home in a Ning social network. Every year the name of the Connecting Online Ning changes to the current year. Next year, it will be CO13. CO09 was such a success that we decided to go for CO10.  In CO10, I was fortunate to have a team of volunteers help me moderate the sessions. It was great to collaborate with other educators from such countries as Australia,UK, US, Saudi Arabia, and Canada in moderating the WizIQ classes. In CO11, we also had a team of volunteers to moderate  the sessions. Dr. Ludmila Smirnova and Nicola Avery did an amazing job last year and have returned to moderate the sessions in CO12. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ludmila and Nicola and the team at WizIQ for caring and contributing their time and effort to ensuring the success of the conference.

Theme of the Conference

The conference will be of interest to educators, administrators, students, and community members who value the importance of integrating technology into the curriculum to improve instruction, learning, and business. Online learning involves various skills on the part of the instructor and learner. These include social and communication skills, social networking, independent learning strategies, critical and higher order thinking skills, creativity, and effective online and face-to-face facilitation. In addition, there are many challenges that educators, administrators, students, businesses, and community members face.

The theme of the conference is, connecting online for instruction and learning that goes beyond the classroom. Presenters from around the globe will discuss the following topics:
  • Connecting online to improve instruction and learning: Online learning and pedagogical/instructional experiences
  • Experiences with the use of technology in face-to-face and online classes. What worked and what didn’t work for you?
  • How do you use technology to promote your online workshops, consultation, business, and communities?
  • Research conducted on e-learning
  • Books written on e-learning
  • 21st Century learning and teaching
  • Challenges of the 21st Century learning/teaching environment
  • Leading a business with e-learning technology

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Dr. Nellie Deutsch is an education technology and curriculum consultant, faculty at Atlantic University in the MA transpersonal and leadership studies, teacher trainer, researcher, and writer. She organizes Moodle MOOCs and online conferences. She earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix Her dissertation research (available on ProQuest & Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning contexts in higher education around the world. Nellie offers free teacher training courses on teaching with technology, action research and Moodle for teacher courses to new, veteran, and future teachers who wish to teach online, face-to-face or in blended learning formats. She also provides online courses to teachers and ICT people on how to be administrators of Moodle websites. She integrates Moodle and WizIQ live virtual classes in all her courses.

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