March 20, 2006
Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations
Online Lifeline addresses technology advancements of highereducation
Thomas L. Maier, assistant vice chancellor for information
technology for the Board of Regents of the University System of
Georgia, will be the guest presenter at the Online Lifeline
conference hosted by Valdosta State University's Distance Learning
Department, in cooperation with the HUB Learning Cooperative, Vista
Advisory Board, Satellite Services, and Continuing Education. The
conference, which takes place at the Regional Continuing Education
Center on Friday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will address the
technological challenges facing institutions of higher education
and USG's plans to meet these challenges with an Integrated
Harold G. Powers, project manager for the WebCT Group at Georgia State University and a member of the USG GeorgiaView Vista implementation team, will also be at the VSU campus to share the vision for the future of learning management systems and lead a panel discussion and audience Q&A on future opportunities of Vista implementation at VSU. In addition to Powers, VSU panel members include: Sheri Gravett, assistant vice president for academic affairs; Joe Newton, chief information officer; Beatriz Potter, instructional designer; and Jon Sizemore, assistant director for distance learning.
The conference is intended for instructors, administrators, trainers, librarians, and support staff at VSU and partner institutions. Conference admission is free and includes light refreshments. For a complete conference schedule which includes over 20 colleague presenters on various topics relating to advanced learning technologies, visit http://www.valdosta.edu/distance/onlinelifeline/index.htm or call the Regional Center of Continuing Education at 245-6484.