Monday, August 29, 2011

CFP: EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative 2012 Annual Meeting

CFP: EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative 2012 Annual Meeting URL:

Taking the Pulse: Connecting, Assessing, and Innovating
Hilton Austin, February 13–15, 2012
Austin, Texas, and Online
Join us at the ELI 2012 Annual Meeting February 13–15, in Austin, Texas. Or if you can’t attend in person, join this year's expanded online program.

The 2012 Annual Meeting will explore a rich matrix of themes that capture the key opportunities and challenges facing the teaching and learning community. Just within the space of the past year, open educational content and the ubiquity of smart mobile devices have shifted the teaching and learning landscape and the way we think about what constitutes learning environments. Increased reliance on cloud-based resources has created new opportunities for innovation but also presented us with important policy and privacy issues. There is new emphasis on evaluation, learning effectiveness, and accountability. Some of the questions confronting us include:
  • What are the new challenges and opportunities associated with digital literacy, especially in light of the arrival of mobile computing?
  • What are the methods and ways we have to assess the effectiveness of our innovations, practices, and programs?
  • What are best practices in the emerging field of learning analytics?
  • Are social media and social networking living up to their potential to accelerate our progress toward active learning engagements?
Through a highly interactive and engaging program, you will have the chance to discuss these and other issues and to explore solutions with like-minded colleagues and friends.