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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October 14-16, 201521st Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2015
Orlando, Florida
This year’s conference promises outstanding keynotes, features sessions and workshops. In addition, our Technology Test Kitchen and Discovery sessions will once again provide you with the opportunity to interact with experts in new and emerging technologies and topics, reinforcing why this is the premiere conference in online learning.

Our variety of conference tracks and exhibits promise to offer something for everyone involved with ensuring the 21st century of online learning provides the highest quality educational experience. Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival culinary and entertainment event offers networking opportunities—or, for the young-at-heart, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party provides a fun night at the Magic Kingdom. On behalf of the conference steering committee, we look forward to seeing you in beautiful, sunny Orlando in October!
October 17-24, 2015mLearn 2015: 14th World conference on mobile and contextual learning
Venice, Italy
The mobile learning voyage: from small ripples to massive open waters
The conference will fulfil the need for stimulating critical debate on and research into theories, approaches, principles, applications and the implementation of mLearning. It will provide an opportunity for professionals and practitioners to share their knowledge, experience and research in the various areas where mLearning is applied.

The conference programme will make provision for leading, invited keynote speakers, pre-conference workshops, full and short papers, poster presentations, roundtables and debates, special focus sessions, and practical events including technology, product and service demonstrations. The conference will also host an exhibition area, where the latest trends and a series of vendor presentations and demonstrations will be available.

The objectives for the conference have been defined as follows:

To promote the development of mLearning, globally, but especially in developing countries.
To stimulate critical debate on and research into theories, approaches, principles and applications of mLearning.
To share local and international developments, experiences and lessons learned.
To promote networking and business opportunity development.
To encourage the study and implementation of mobile applications in teaching and learning.
To stimulate and assist personal professional development and the development of new skills for educators.
To provide a forum for education and knowledge transfer.
To facilitate dialogue, sharing and networking between diverse cultures with regard to the optimum use of emerging technologies.
October 19-22, 2015E-LEARN 2015 - World Conference on E-Learning
Kona, Hawaii
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.
October 27-30, 15EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2015
Indianapolis, Indiana and Online
The best thinking in higher education IT...
The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is the premier higher education IT event, offering an engaging and informative program, formal and informal opportunities to build your professional network, and allows you to learn, reflect, and engage with colleagues from around the world.

Take part in content-rich sessions as an individual, or attend as a team. Participate either in-person in Indianapolis, or virtually right from your own institution. However you participate, EDUCAUSE 2015 will create a dynamic environment to share future directions, best practices, stories of successful collaborations, and solutions to community-wide issues.
February 14-17, 2016eLearning 2016
Scottsdale, Arizona
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.
June 8-10, 2016LearnCon: Mobile Learning Conference and Info
Austin, TX
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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