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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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.


November 14-16, 2016E-LEARN 2016 - World Conference on E-Learning
Washington, D.C.

https://www.aace.org/conf/elearn/l
E-Learn--World Conference on E-Learning is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning.

This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors.
November 16-18, 2016OLC Accelerate 2016
Orlando, FL

http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/olc-accelerate
In 2016, 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 introduce you to OLC Accelerate, the premier global gathering covering this field.

As you might have guessed, OLC Accelerate is the new name of the Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference, now in its 22nd year. We chose 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 2015’s annual conference, OLC Accelerate 2016 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. And 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 2016.
December 6-7, 2016Future Technologies Conference 2016
San Francisco, CA

http://saiconference.com/FTC2016
FTC 2016 attracts researchers, scientists and technologists from some of the top companies, universities, research firms and government agencies from around the world. The conference is predicated on the successful conferences by The Science and Information (SAI) Organization that have been held in the UK since 2013.

Conference Program includes:
Keynote Talks
Paper Presentations
Poster Presentations
Project Demonstrations
Networking
Industry Exhibits
February 23-24, 20172017 Winter Global Online/Distance Education Symposium
Riverside, CA

http://www.uofriverside.com/conferences/education-conferences/global-onlinedistance-education-symposium/2017-winter-global-onlinedistance-education-symposium/
Teach
Discuss critical success factors and innovative practices in online/distance education and training.
Examine the key components of effective applications: needs analysis, course design, teaching methods, active learning, learner support, management, policy, and evaluation.
Share successful approaches, strategies, and techniques.
Identify active teaching/learning methods for effective engagement, motivation, and performance outcomes.
Discuss major issues, new developments, and trends.
Learn
Reflect on progress made in online/distance education.
Consider future possibilities for online/distance education.
Increase knowledge about teaching/training related to online/distance education.
Connect
Facilitate networking among online/distance educators, practitioners and administrators.
Share program resources via technology (e.g., print, audio, video, multimedia, and the internet).
May 26-28, 2017Thirteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society
Toronto, Canada

http://techandsoc.com/2017-conference
The Thirteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society features research addressing the following annual themes and the 2017 Special Focus.

Theme 1: Technologies and Human Usability
Theme 2: Technologies in Knowledge Sharing
Theme 3: Ubiquitous Learning
Theme 4: Technologies in Society 2017
Special Focus: The Future of Cities: Augmenting Urban Innovation
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