January 22, 2007
2007 Online Lifeline Conference
Mark your calendars and plan to attend Valdosta State
University's 2007 Online Lifeline Conference sponsored by the
Division of Public Services, Departments of Continuing Education
and Distance Learning, and the HUB Learning Cooperative at Valdosta
State University. This year's keynote speaker is Jessica Somers,
Executive Director, Academic Innovation, Advanced Learning
Technologies, University System of Georgia Board of Regents. She
has primary responsibility for system-wide faculty development
activities focused on incorporating technology into instruction.
She is currently a sponsor for the Georgia Digital Innovation Group
that is hosted at Georgia College.
The conference will be held at the Regional Center for Continuing Education, 903 N Patterson Street, on February 16, 2007. Registration and poster sessions will begin at 8:00 AM. Dr. Somers' address is scheduled for 9:30 AM followed by a wide variety of breakout sessions throughout the morning and early afternoon. Sessions include using video conferencing, incorporating Horizon Live into your online classroom, looking at digital immigrants and natives, building and extending courseware through the use of technology, entering the world of podcasting and podcatching and much more. For a complete list of presentations and hands-on sessions visit the conference website, http://valdosta.edu/distance/onlinelifeline/. The closing session, Vista Visions, is scheduled for 2:30 PM and will feature comments by Mike Rogers, USG's Associate Director for Instructional Design and Development, and an audience discussion with VSU's IT and Distance Learning Administrators.
The conference is free and open to all. Pre-registration via the conference website, http://valdosta.edu/distance/onlinelifeline/registration.htm, is requested by February 13.
Plan to spend the day and 'Get IT at VSU!'
For more information, please visit http://valdosta.edu/distance/onlinelifeline/index.htm or call VSU Continuing Education at 229-245-6484 or Distance Learning at 229-245-6490.