Tuesday, December 04, 2007

8th Annual MERLOT International Conference (MIC08)

The Call for Proposals for the MIC08 is open through February 15, 2008. Never been to a MERLOT Conference? Consider submitting a proposal and attending the conference hosted by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The MERLOT Conference Committee invites you to attend the eighth Annual MERLOT International Conference (MIC08) to be held in Minneapolis, MN (August 7-10, 2008).

This year's conference theme is, MERLOT: Still Blazing the Trail and Meeting New Challenges in the Digital Age. The MERLOT International Conference is designed to foster learning, innovation and practice in the use of information, instruction, and communications technologies in higher education. It is the venue for educators, administrators, and technologists who have interests and expertise in technology-enabled teaching and learning and who recognize the need to remain current in this rapidly advancing field of educational practice and theory.

Keynote speakers scheduled for the MIC08 are:

Dr. Darcy Walsh Hardy, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Director of UT-Telecampus, is a "distinguished distance learning trailblazer" and editor of Dancing on the Glass Ceiling: Women,Leadership, and Technology.

Dr. Robbie Kendall-Melton , Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Education Technology and the Tennessee Board of Regents' Executive Director at the Renaissance Center (TBR), is an author, presenter at national and international conferences, directs staff and faculty training, and has taught various seminars and courses in the area of "Effective Teaching and Enhanced Learning Employing Technology".

Dr. Bernie Dodge, is WebQuest creator and Professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University where he teaches courses in technology integration. Dodge received a MERLOT Teacher Education Classics award at the MIC07 for creating "Quest Garden, a low-threshold application for and hosting WebQuests". Dodge's Quest Garden provides a template that allows users to publish their materials as a finished WebQuest.

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