Wednesday, September 19, 2007

ODLA Free Conference - Web 2.0 in Education

You know if it is a "good thing" and it is FREE I'm going to share it with you.

The Oklahoma Distance Learning Association
is hosting a FREE conference at OSU - Tulsa this November 5th and 6th focusing on Web 2.0 in Education. The keynote speaker is Wes Fryer, Director of Education Advocacy for AT&T Oklahoma . I'm sure you have heard me mention him many, many times. Check out his blog, Moving at the Speed of Creativity.

Larry Cochran, President of ODLA, shared some of the presentation submissions with us. This list will probably change, but will give you an idea of "what's going on" at the conference and why you should be there.

Presentation submissions are in, and include in no specific order:
1. Camtasia desktop video/audio creation.
2. Free web-based audioconferencing.
3. Podcasting.
4. “Smart” clinical observation system.
5. Negotiating training via Blackboard learning environments.
6. Sprint's WiMAX/2.5 spectrum plans for Oklahoma and national deployment.
7. Web 2.0 best practices.
8. Advanced e-learning development project in a virtual office environment.
9. A team approach to building online web 2.0 courses.
10. Inventing the Future: Safely Empowering Learners in the Read/Write Society (Keynote Address by Wesley Fryer).
11. RSS – What is it good for?
12. Social bookmarking with delicious: It’s about information, collaboration, communication, and access.
13. Digital audio hardware, compression, bit rate vs. quality, software.
14. Animated characters and 3D in course & college communications.
15. Mission possible: Our path to an open source LMS.
16. Unplugging from the commercial software grid: A strategic path.
17. Audacity: A free and powerful audio utility for the web.
18. Two vendor-based presentations are pending.

Looks like a little something for everyone!
Scott and I hope to be both attending and presenting.

See you there!

Lee Anne


Anonymous said...

Hi Lee Anne. I visited the RSS--What is it good for? site and found it helpful in understanding what RSS is used for. I have noticed in several posts in BOCE that many bloggers don't use it and prefer other possibilities. Now that I have my own blog, I'm looking forward to finding out why.
Deborah Steinmiller

Mrs. O said...

Thanks so much for the link to this online conference! I plan on visiting it and there is another beginning very soon. I have a link to it on my blog.

Pam O'Risky

Dr BJ said...

Great information. I hopefully will be back from up state NY to participate.