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Learning Mode: Critical Issues In Online Education
Friday, March 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 5:30 PM (PDT)
***Online registration is now full. However, please feel free to register for the wait list. Because this is a free event, we expect there will be some open tickets at the door. If you are on the wait list we recommend arriving to the event early to line up, so that you may claim any open tickets on a first come, first served basis. Once attendees on the wait list have been accommodated, we will release any open tickets to non-registered attendees on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us with any questions or special needs at firstname.lastname@example.org
If online learning keeps you up at night (literally and/or figuratively), the Berkeley Center for New Media and the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative welcome you to join us for two days of lively discussion and debate around Critical Issues in Online Education. Whether you are a MOOC maniac or a pen-and-paper traditionalist, it is undeniable that information and communication technologies are rapidly transforming higher education. We are faced with urgent questions about the future of higher education and the opportunities, conditions, and tensions that emerge from on-campus and online settings. This highly anticipated conference will bring together interdisciplinary scholars, educational media developers, students, and employers to collaboratively explore, discuss, and advance shifting notions of equity, tools, metrics, communities of practice, and learning from a perspective of innovation and of concern for the future of higher education. Specifically, speakers will address issues such as theories of learning, research opportunities, the global reach of online education, and measuring learning online. The objective of the conference is to identify key factors in successfully implementing innovative online and on-campus learning platforms.
Pre-registration to one or both days is necessary, as tickets are limited. Registration is free. Optional lunch will cost $10 per day; lunch must be reserved at the time of registration and is non-refundable. All attendees also have the option of making a student's day by purchasing lunch for a student.
More information about the conference can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/criticalissues315/home