2nd European Immersive Education Summit
26th and 27th November 2012
École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratif EnsAD (Paris, France)
There is a growing interest in the use of virtual and mixed-reality environments for online teaching and learning. Immersive Education gives participants a sense of “being there” even when attending a class or training session in person isn’t possible, practical, or desirable, which in turn provides educators and students with the ability to connect and communicate in a way that greatly enhances the learning experience. Originally available only to university students, the next generation of Immersive Education is focused on a broad spectrum of academic and non-academic users (higher education, K-12, and corporate training).
iED Summits are official Immersive Education Initiative conferences organized specifically for educators, researchers, and administrators. iED Summits consist of presentations, panel discussions, break-out sessions and workshops that provide attendees with an in-depth overview of immersive learning platforms, technologies and cutting-edge research from around the world. iED Summits feature new and emerging virtual worlds, learning games, educational simulations, mixed/augmented reality, and related teaching tools, techniques, technologies, standards and best practices….
We are all being challenged to find *new* ways to engage our students in the virtual and physical spaces of our schools and campuses; challenged to connect the dots to learning. We are called to teach in ways we never learned how to learn. Every aspect of the traditional notion of teaching and learning is under a microscope, telescope and periscope – all at the same time.
Join the Connectors Team at Seneca College in Toronto, May 23rd-25th, as they share ideas and build a community of practice focused on connecting the dots to advance learning.
Dr Ben Goldacre to present Practitioner Researcher Excellence Award at DREaM conference on 9th July 2012
Who will you nominate for the Library and Information Science (LIS) Practitioner Researcher Excellence Award? Perhaps you are worthy of nomination yourself? Nominations should take the form of a 500-word statement that demonstrates the research excellence of the candidate (or candidate team) and refers to evidence of their research output as practitioner researchers (e.g. published articles, blogs, conference papers, presentations on SlideShare) since 2009
Nominations deadline is 30th April 2012.
ieTIC 2012 Conference organised by the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança and the University of Salamanca Department of Didactics.
Areas of discussion: Emerging trends of the information society, communication and interactions in elearning, educational resources production and integration.
New professionals who are CILIP members can now apply to win the Aspire Award.
The successful applicant will receive a place at the Career Development Conference 2012 at Austin Court, Birmingham on the 18 July.
The award is in memory of Bob McKee, which has been established to help new professionals develop through networking at UK and international events. Read all about…