IF you care about accelerating the adoption of learning technology innovation, and IF you have a solution you would like to share with a community of post-secondary education practitioners that cares about solutions as much as you do, THEN I would like you to join us in La Jolla CA, Nov 10-13 at the 22nd Annual Meeting of WCET.
Even better than that - I'd like to invite you to submit a proposal to share your ideas and results with higher educational academic technology decision-makers who are actively seeking better ways to meet the informational, instructional, educational demands of today's adult learners
You can find the call for proposals here.
Conference strands include (1) Innovative pplications of Technology (2) Teaching and Learning Success, (3) Student Success (4) Institutional Success and (5) Beyond the Institution.
You don't need to be an educator to have a solution to share, but it helps if you have some direct experience with education. Your audience are educators and the vendors that serve them. We are keenly interested in innovation. But not in the 5 year plan, "bleeding edge" kind of way. There are other associations that are far better at that than we are.
The place(s) where WCET members excel is in implementing technology innovations into solutions that improve access to learning that directly contribute to student success. We care about what we can do NOW,and anticipating what we will have to deal with next quarter, next semester, next fiscal year. We cares deeply about academic excellence and student success in technology-enabled (distributed, distance, and elearning) education.
(I know all associations say they are the most inclusive place on the planet. Having done my time in many a professional association, I testify that WCET is one place where my ability to engage in meaningful ways wasn't compromised by my job title. Didn't matter if I was faculty or administration, worked at a public institution or for-profit college, an institutional representative or a member of the corporate caucus)
I came in as ED of this fine group in November 2009. We are in the midst of rolling out our new agenda, focused on accelerating the adoption of learning technology innovation in support of educational excellence.
We're looking for sessions built on real evidence that provide other like-minded educational activists with empirically validated tips, tricks and ideas and case studies.
Proposals are due Tuesday March 16th.
Let me know if you have questions about WCET, the conference and how to get involved.