Conferences and Professional Development

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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February 24-27, 2019Innovations Conference
New York City, NY
The Innovations Conference, now in its 21st year, is the foremost convening for professionals dedicated to improving and enhancing teaching and learning, leadership and management, and the community college 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.
March 29-31, 20192019 7th International Conference on Information and Education Technology Conference (ICIET 2019)
Aizuwakamatsu, Japan
Welcome to the 2019 7th International Conference on Information and Education Technology (ICIET 2019) in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, March 29-31, 2019, hosted by THE UNIVERSITY OF AIZU, will be an international forum for discussions on recent advances in the fields of Information and Education Technology, and on applications of these technologies in various fields.
April 3-5, 2019OLC Innovate 2019 Conference
Denver, CO
This year, we want to showcase innovation, and also help start conversations to enable you to expand your team. Last year, we introduced a presentation format called ‘Conversations, Not Presentations’ built around the idea that everyone in the room could contribute to our understanding of key conference themes. Feedback on this format was very positive, and this year we want to ensure that the room is welcoming to everyone. You’ll notice that each conference track includes space for discussion on diversity and inclusion. We have also expanded the track themes to include discussions of open pedagogy, open resources, and experiential and life-long learning.

Whatever your interests, we have track themes to match:

Teaching and Learning Practice
Open Learning
Leadership and Advocacy
Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Processes, Problems, and Practices
Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Research: Designs, Methods and Findings.
May 2-3, 20193rd International Congress on Technologies in Education Conference
Paris, France
The Use of Virtual Environments as Extended Classrooms

A concept that is deeply studied at present by the philosophers of science and technology is the “extended mind” (Clark and Chalmers, 1998). The thesis of the extended mind (also called “extended cognition”) is that some mental processes occur outside the brain (and outside the body) of the biological subject that triggers them. This view of the mind implies that cognitive processes would be strongly conditioned by the natural, technological and social environment (Hutchins, 1995). According to this perspective, we should talk about “cognitive systems” rather than “cognitive subjects” (Clark, 2008). Therefore, if we consider virtual learning environments as extended classrooms, we must analyze their impact on teachers and students as distributed and strongly interconnected and interdependent cognitive systems.

Nowadays, technology is more than a toolbox of artefacts that are used as partial solutions to particular problems. It constitutes a virtual environment with information, tools and social structures for every task related to the production and communication of knowledge. Therefore, we need to understand the virtual environment where our educational tasks are deployed, and we need to teach about the skills and competences about technology in order to take advantage of that rich educational environment. If both approaches are blended, educational virtual environments extend the range of teaching activities, opening up our classroom and enriching to a broad range the kind of strategies that we can consider as educational strategies. When and how can we use those extended classrooms and educational strategies, is a matter of good researching activities.

In this edition of the Congress, we will embrace this new field of study to fully understand how technologies are being used as an extension of our teaching possibilities. Thus, scholars and practitioners alike are welcome to present how they are using virtual environments to extend the traditional boundaries of educational activities and the cognitive processes we deploy in learning activities.
July 14-16, 2019Third International Conference on Education and Distance
Barcelona, Spain
2019 3rd International Conference on Education and Distance Learning will be held in Barcelona, Spain during July 14-16, 2019. 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 education and distance learning.

ICEDL has a proven track record of success with the first conference held in Male in 2017, and the second one in Nice in 2018 subsequently. It's also the annual meeting of International Journal of Learning and Teaching, which also brings the authors and editorial board members of IJLT together for discussion and exchange of ideas concerning theoretical and practical aspects of learning and teaching.
August 1-2, 2019Singapore Learning Design and Technology Conference
A broad range of Learning Design topics, including significant developments as well as innovative uses of technology that promote learning, performance, and instruction, will be presented at SLDT 2019. We invite education researchers, designers, developers, instructors, and other professional practitioners to attend.
August 7-8, 2019International Distance Education Conference
Fairfax, VA
This conference is now a well known educational event and the number of paper submissions and attendees increase every year. It promotes the development and dissemination of theoretical knowledge, conceptual research, and professional knowledge through symposium activities, the symposium book, and the The Online Journal of Distance Education and e-Learning (TOJEL).

The International Distance Education Conference (IDEC)” series is an international academic, educational, professional group dedicated to the advancement of educational knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels.

The International Distance Education Conference aims to diffuse the knowledge and researches among academicians and lead to development in distance education.
October 21-25, 2019AECT International Convention
Las Vegas, NV
This year’s convention theme is Inspired Professional Learning. Inspired Learning Professionals. Inspired denotes the extraordinary quality of the sessions at our convention, and we endeavor to improve ourselves through exceptional professional learning opportunities. Inspired also denotes to fill someone with the impetus or ability to do or feel, especially with creativity. As educators and learning professionals, we hope the convention sessions will inspire you to do and feel, so we desperately need influential, stimulating, exciting sessions that will spark fires in our attendees. We encourage proposals that offer opportunities for AECT members to seek out professional development sessions, occasions for improving pedagogical strategies and technical skills, and engage in professional renewal. Reports of research, practice, evaluations, service, and pedagogy are all welcome. Proposers should attempt to address this theme in their proposals, highlighting where the proposal addresses this theme.
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