Friday, October 11, 2013

Greetings from the 4th International Conference On Distance Learning and Education

Greetings from the 2013 4th International Conference on Distance Learning and Education, Paris, France.  I will be attending this online teaching conference over the weekend, October 12th-13th, in Batignolles, which is part of the 17th arrondissement (administrative district) of the city.  Speakers and participants are from universities around the world including France, Germany, India, Turkey, Bulgaria, U.K., Algeria, Tunisia, Thailand and the U.S.A.

Among the conference presentations are:

The Trellis Theory of Adult Online Learning - Betsy J. Bannier, Lake Region State College, USA

Students As Teachers in MOOCs?  The Double Gain of MOOCs as an In-class Teaching Method:  Experiences From A Student-Made MOOC "Online Data Privacy" - Joachim Griesbaum, University of Hildesheim

On Addressing Design Issues that Hinder Reusability of Learning Objects in Instructional Design - Joan e. Agaba and Jude T. Lubega, Makere University

Producing Lecture Videos From Face-To-Face Teaching - Mikko Myllymaki, Jari Penttila, and Ismo Hakala, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Keynote speakers are: Prof. Dr. Dimiter Georgiev Velev, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria.  Prof. Velev's R & D interests include Internet business applications, cloud computing, mobile learning and applications and information systems for management of natural disasters and Dr. Fang Lou, University of Hertfordshire, UK (School of Life Sciences/Learning and Teaching Institute.  Dr. Lou, a lecturer in psychology, is also involved in the management and training of faculty in the use of the online teaching tool "Elluminate/Collaborate" and "Adobe Connect".

I look forward to this opportunity to gain an international perspective on distance learning pedagogy and technology.

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