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.

DateTopic and Description
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January 22, 2016The Socially Networked Classroom & College: Using Social Media in Higher Education
Southbridge, MA

Colleges and faculty continue to grapple with how best to leverage different social media platforms, which continue to be a central part of our daily lives. This workshop is appropriate for both faculty and administrators, and will provide opportunities to explore issues related to social media that impact the classroom and the institution. Attendees will also have opportunities to explore and try out several different types of social media for both new and intermediate users. We will explore how to effectively use social media and its importance in the college context, both inside and outside the classroom.

Session Outcomes:
- Faculty will be able to better assess social media and its potential uses for the classroom.
-Administrators will gain knowledge on how to approach and deploy social media for engagement with students, faculty, and the community.
-Attendees will gain more hands-on experience with at least two social media platforms. - See more at: http://nercomp.org/index.php?section=events&evtid=496#sthash.nWyUC1GY.dpuf
February 14-17, 2016eLearning 2016
Scottsdale, Arizona

http://www.itcnetwork.org/elearning-conference.html
THE Annual Conference for:
  • eLearning Administrators
  • eLearning Faculty
  • Instructional Designers
  • Online Media Specialists
  • Web course Developers


Join us at eLearning 2016 in Scottsdale, 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.

We want to learn about the new and innovative educational strategies and technologies you tried that work, and about the successful and tried-and-true techniques you or your staff use to teach at a distance. Have you experienced strategies that did not work out as well as you had hoped? We want to hear about those too!

eLearning 2016 will offer you and your staff pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, vendors exhibiting the latest eLearning technologies and services, and nearly 60 one-hour concurrent sessions.
March 21–23, 2016NERCOMP Annual Conference
Providence, RI

http://www.educause.edu/nercomp-annual-conference/2016l
The NERCOMP Annual Conference plays a pivotal role in bringing our community together—connecting peers, sharing successes (and struggles), and enhancing our collective learning.

YOU are a vital part of this community and together our influences improve the use of technology in higher education, helping to guide and shape our institutions’ strategies. At NERCOMP, you will build your professional network, reflect with colleagues, and explore hot topics in higher education IT.

2016 Key Program Topics:

  • IT Services: Support Models and Practice
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Libraries and Scholarship in the 21st Century
  • Policy, Regulations, and Security
  • Systems and Solutions
  • Teaching and Learning


Attending the NERCOMP Annual Conference is an opportunity to build your professional network and learn, reflect, and engage with colleagues. When you make the commitment to attend NERCOMP, you become an active participant in community dialogue—entrenched in an environment removed from the day-to-day pressures of campus. This valuable professional experience directly benefits you and your institution through an infusion of fresh energy and ideas along with validation of current practices.
June 8-10, 2016LearnCon: Mobile Learning Conference and Info
Austin, TX

http://www.elearningguild.com/mLearnCon/content/3993/mlearncon-2016--mobile-learning-conference--expo--home
Mobile technologies are changing the ways we interact with the world. The ever-present availability of information, combined with the contextual awareness these devices provide, enable us to learn and receive support whenever we need it, wherever we are. mLearnCon 2015 focuses on applying mobile technologies in the context of learning and performance support, the strategies for integrating these technologies into the training mix, and the best practices for designing, developing, and delivering mobile content.

mLearnCon, North America’s leading mobile learning conference and expo, focuses on the explosive and varied growth of mobile technologies, the ways these technologies are integrating into the training mix, and how mLearning is becoming an essential part of any successful organizational learning strategy. Whether you are just considering the use of mobile technologies or have years of experience with mLearning, mLearnCon offers you the proven approaches, relevant information, and knowledgeable community to help you succeed with mobile learning.

mLearnCon offers the most comprehensive mLearning-focused program available anywhere. Whether you are defining your mobile learning strategy, designing for mobile delivery, or developing mLearning and performance support solutions, you’ll find real-world, practical strategies, case studies, ideas, information, and best practices to help you create successful mobile learning. To get a feel for what the 2016 program will be like, view the 2015 conference website.


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