Professional Development

In addition to posting information about MxCC training, we will post information on conferences and events related to Distance Learning and Educational Technology. This includes system-wide training as well as regional and national conference opportunities. For reimbursement procedure of attending a regional or national conferences, contact your department secretary.

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September 21-23, 2017 2017 International conference on e-Technology e-Learning e-Education (ICeTLE 2017)
Dublin, Ireland
We would like to extend our warmest invitation to you to participate in 2017 International conference on e-Technology e-Learning e-Education (ICeTLE 2017) will be held in Dublin, Ireland during Sep. 21-23, 2017. With its workshop on Content and Language Integrated Learning.

E-Learning is the use of technology to enable people to learn anytime and anywhere. e-Learning can include training, the delivery of just-in-time information and guidance from experts.

ICeTLE 2017 will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of e-Technology e-Learning e-Education. It aims to gather professors, researchers, scholars and industrial pioneers all over the world. It is the premier forum for the presentation and exchange of past experiences and new advances and research results in the field of theoretical and industrial experience. The conference welcomes contributions which promote the exchange of ideas and rational discourse between educators and researchers all over the world.
September 27, 2017Teaching with Rich Media
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA
Learners depend on the quality of instructional media to form mental models and meaning. The unique affordances of rich media – multimedia, social media systems, and cloud-based Web tools – should be employed in learning because of their ability to provide cognitive advantages for learners as they apprehend new knowledge.

Instructors, must be able to “teach beyond text” by using rich media and implementing these tools in instructionally sound ways.

In this workshop, participants will explore a variety of rich media and unpack the skills and proficiencies instructors need to use in an instructional context. Participants will practice constructing a set of performance standards and associated competency statements related to the effective use of rich media in teaching online. A shared document will be used so that all participants can review the work during and after the session. Instructional designers, instructors, training managers, and academic administrators will find standards and competency statements useful for self-assessment and for professional development programs.

Session Outcomes:
- Identify and define the three basic sets of rich media communication.
- Articulate the value of rich media as modes of communication used for instructional purposes.
- Describe the value of performance standards and competency statements as a basis for professional development.

These outcomes are intended to prepare the participant to envision the use of the standards and competencies as a basis of their unique professional needs. Thus, the outcomes are not keyed to any specific discipline or academic position.
October 6-8, 2017Magna Teaching with Technology Conference
Baltimore, MD
Discover the many ways that technology in the classroom can breathe new life into your lessons when you register for the Teaching with Technology Conference from Magna Publications.

Whether you teach online, face-to-face, or both, you’ll obtain proven ways to enhance everyday teaching and learning as well as engage deeply with your students and elevate their academic achievement.

Over the course of two-and-a-half days, you’ll interact with faculty, instructional designers, faculty developers, and higher education professionals from around the globe who are committed to advancing pedagogical goals with the aid of technology.

How this conference helps you

You’ll learn from thought leaders and teaching colleagues who want you to succeed. As you attend the sessions, you’ll gain the skills and confidence to find the right technology that supports your teaching objectives. You’ll see how to connect with your students through innovative technology and ignite their drive to excel. You’ll learn how to implement these new ideas and tools into your curriculum.
October 12-14, 2017 2017 International Conference on E-Society, E-Education and E-Technology (ICSET 2017)
Chengdu, China
2017 International Conference on E-Society, E-Education and E-Technology will be held in Chengdu China, during October 12-14, 2017. It aims to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, and professinals from the industry, academia and government to discourse on research and development, professional practice in E-Society, E-Education and E-Technology.

ICSET 2017 aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of E-Society, E-Education and E-Technology, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in E-Society, E-Education and E-Technology and related areas. For more details of the conference schedule, please feel free to contact us at

October 16-19, 2017World Conference on Online Learning
Toronto, Canada
The World Conference on Online Learning: Teaching in The Digital Age – Re-Thinking Teaching & Learning is your opportunity to connect, engage, and exchange with colleagues from around the world to focus on how online, open, and flexible learning is being used to respond to the current and future needs of students and the challenge of meeting the United Nations sustainable development goal of quality education for all.
November 6-11, 2017The 2017 AECT International Convention - Leading Learning for Change
Jacksonville, Florida
The theme of this years AECT International Convention is Leading Learning for Change. Scholars, practitioners, and students from around the globe will have many opportunities to network with others and to learn from the varied experiences and activities of the convention. The theme is intended to emphasize the interconnected nature of our world and the work we do, which often is subject to rapid change as both theory and practice evolve.
November 15-17, 2017OLC Accelerate 2017
Orlando, Florida
In 2017, you won’t be able to have a dialogue about higher education without discussing, in part, online learning. It’s one of the fastest growing sectors in education today, and as the pace of growth accelerates, we’d like to invite you to OLC Accelerate, the premier global gathering covering this field.

We chose the name OLC Accelerate because this conference is devoted to driving quality online learning, advancing best practice guidance and accelerating innovation in learning for academic leaders, educators, administrators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world.

Following the success of 2016’s OLC Accelerate , the 2017 conference will be the ultimate event to network with—and learn from—thousands of your eLearning peers.

As always, this international conference promises outstanding keynote speakers, expanded programs, and engaging workshops. Our ever popular Technology Test Kitchen and Discovery sessions will once again deliver the opportunity to interact with experts in new and emerging eLearning technologies and topics, reinforcing why online educators worldwide affirm that OLC Accelerate is the premiere conference for online learning professionals.

Our curation of conference tracks and exhibits promises a cross section of timely eLearning topics, offering something for everyone involved in providing the highest quality educational experiences in 2017.
January 2-6, 2018 Clute International Conference on Education Orlando
Orlando, Florida
Join us at the Clute International Conference on Education Orlando, at the Disney’s Boardwalk Inn! The conference provides a forum for faculty and administrators to share proven and innovative methods in teaching at all levels of education. In addition to the Education Conference, we are also hosting an Academic Conference on Business and the Conference on Technology in Education that will be held on the same days, at the same venue. One registration fee will allow you to attend all three conferences.

February 11-14, 2018Instructional Learning Council E-Learning Conference
Tucson, Arizona
Join us at eLearning 2018 in Tucson, Arizona to exchange your great ideas with colleagues from across the country and around the world. Be a part of one of the friendliest and most comprehensive annual distance learning conferences for eLearning practitioners.

eLearning 2018 will offer you and your staff pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, vendors exhibiting the latest eLearning technologies and services, and a multitude of concurrent s
March 2-3, 2018Eleventh International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies
New York, New York
The International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies attendees include leaders in the field, as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer opportunities for attendees to share their work, discuss key issues in the field, and build relationships with attendees.
March 18-21, 2018Innovations Conference
National Harbor, Maryland
The League for Innovation in the Community College is pleased to announce that the 2018 Innovations Conference will be held March 18-21, in National Harbor, Maryland (just 8 miles south of Washington D.C.). All conference events will take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center. This event is hosted by Prince George's Community College and Baltimore City Community College.

The Innovations Conference is the foremost convening for community college professionals, fostering innovation in teaching and learning and enhancing the higher education experience. This international event provides a forum for collaboration among academic experts and thought leaders, while granting participants exclusive access to the most inventive and inspirational community college programs from around the world.
April 18-20, 2018OLC Innovate 2018
Nashville, Tennessee
Education innovation. It’s how we, as a community, continue to thrive in this rapidly changing learning environment. It’s how we respond to, revolve around, and guide student success and satisfaction. Whether embracing emerging tech, incorporating intelligent learning management systems, or designing blended classrooms, now more than ever it is imperative that academic leaders, faculty, and administrators alike come together to ensure that our pedagogies are progressive, organic and continually break new ground.

Advancing education innovation requires continuous visionary leadership from all disciplines. And that’s why we’re inviting you to join us in Nashville this coming April. Together we will challenge our teaching and learning paradigms, reimagine the learning experience, and ideate on how disruptions in education today will shape the innovative classroom of tomorrow.

At OLC Innovate, we will conduct a series of engaging hands-on workshops aimed at fostering organic interactions and collaborative cross-disciplinary problem solving. Together we will build new foundations for stronger, better higher education environments. And because innovation scales best when ideas are shared, our work sessions will explore emerging technologies and adapted teaching behaviors aimed at informing policy, inspiring leadership, and evolving practice at all levels impacting institutions, universities and colleges.

Advancing education innovation begins with you. And it all starts at OLC Innovate
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