Whether faculty are interested in mobile learning or best practices for designing and delivering online instruction, this year's MSVCC conference has something for everyone.
Jon Baker, CEO of Desire2Learn, will be discussing his company's product roadmap. Desire2Learn, a leading provider of learning management system software, has more than 450 clients worldwide.
Dr. Scott Perkins, Professor of Psychology and Director of Research at Abilene Christian University, is the pre-conference keynote speaker. ACU is considered the national leader in mobile learning programs, and Perkins oversaw 10 research projects related to on-campus mobile learning initiatives in 2010.
Dr. Robin Smith is the author of Conquering the Content: A Step-by-step Guide to Online Course Design, published by Wiley press. Smith will be presenting twice. "We expect her hands-on session to be quite popular, thus the repeat session," says Terry Pollard, Director of Professional Development at the SBCJC. “Her sessions are practical and full of lightbulb moments for faculty."
The conference will also feature a mobile learning lounge on the main conference floor. It will feature a collaborative workspace where participants can explore educational uses for the Apple iPad.