iNACOL announces a new webinar series in September-October for the Next Generation Learning Challenges initiative this fall.
Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) is a new effort to identify and scale technology-enabled approaches that dramatically improve college readiness and completion. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the initiative will be led by EDUCAUSE, in partnership with the League for Innovation in the Community Colleges, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), and the Council of Chief State School Officers. NGLC will provide grant funding, build evidence, and develop an active community committed to addressing how learning technologies can scale to overcome these persistent educational challenges.
To prepare for the launch of the grant program this fall, iNACOL invites you to participate in a “Back to Campus” series of webinars focusing on the underlying challenges in college readiness and completion and the role of technology as an enabler of change.
The Webinar Series will provide background discussions on topics relevant to the upcoming Next Generation Learning Challenges grant program, so interested parties may get different perspectives framing these important issues in learning technologies that span across K-20.
Topic: Benefitting From Scale in Education Innovation
Speaker: Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer, Kaplan
Date: September 10, 2010
Time: 12:00 noon ET
Topic: Scaling Blended Learning
Speakers: Joel Hartman, Vice Provost and CIO, and Charles Dzuiban, Director, Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness, University of Central Florida
Date: September 14, 2010
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Topic: Deeper Learning and Engagement
Speakers: Bryan Alexander, Director of Research, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE)
Date: September 21, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Topic: Open Educational Resources
Speakers: David Wiley, Associate Professor, Instructional Psychology and Technology, Brigham Young University
Date: October 6, 2010
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Topic: The Future of Assessment and Learning
Speaker: Valerie Shute, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, Florida State University
Date: October 1, 2010
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. CT, 1:00 p.m. MT, 12:00 noon PT)
How to Join the Webinars
Each webcast will be hosted by Educause inside an Adobe Connect webconferencing room at http://educause.acrobat.com/nglc. To join, simply enter the URL and select “Enter as a Guest,” type in your name and affiliation (e.g., John Doe, University of Idaho), and click “Enter Room.”
Once inside the room, audio will be provided through your computer speakers and presentation slides will advance on your screen. You can interact with fellow attendees and presenters using the chat feature inside the room.
Each web seminar is free and open to all, but virtual seats are limited. Attendance is first come, first served. Each session will be recorded and archived for later viewing.
Whether you’ve participated in an NGLC online event before or you’re joining us for the first time, please run the Adobe Acrobat Connect Connection Test before the event. View the Adobe Connect technical requirements.
Note: If you experience difficulties during the web seminar, you can listen to the audio via a toll-free conference call line at 877-944-2300, access code 99269#.
For more information, please visit: http://nextgenlearning.com/news/upcoming-events/articles/upcoming-events.