[Deploying Sakai] Now Open! Call for Proposals for the Sakai Virtual Conference 2014
neal.caidin at apereo.org
Wed Jul 16 05:13:11 PDT 2014
[all Sakai collab lists]
Now Open! Call for Proposals for the Sakai Virtual Conference 2014
The theme of the conference is "Bridging Education with Technology." Be
the bridgeby sharing your expertise with others!
You are invited to submit a proposal for the first ever Sakai Virtual
Conference! The premise of the virtual conference is simple: An Online,
Sakai Teaching and Learning focused conference to connect with
colleagues across the globe and share stories and best practices. You
can enjoy interaction with your peers in the Sakai community, all
without leaving home!
We are actively seeking presenters who are knowledgeable about teaching
with Sakai. You don't need to be a technical expert to share your
experiences! Submit your proposal
<http://virtconf.apereo.org/home/call-for-proposals>today! The deadline
for submissions is August 22, 2014.
This online event will emphasize the use of Sakai for teaching and
learning. The conference committee has planned the following
Faculty Course Showcase- Demonstrate exemplary instructional
strategies and course design by showcasing your course.
Instructional Design/Support - How do you support your end users?
Share best practices for instructional design, training, and
professional development at your institution.
Effective or Innovative Practice- Are you using Sakai in a unique or
uniquely effective way? Show us your innovative practice.
Birds of a Feather- Lead an informal/unstructured online
gathering/discussion about a topic of your choice.
Student Experience Lightning Talks- Do you have some amazing student
projects or perspectives you'd like to share? Nominate a student to
provide a 5 minute presentation during a combined lightning talk
Technical Session- Do you have a topic that would be of interest to
Sakai developers or IT staff? Present on a technical topic "under
the hood" of Sakai.
The Sakai Virtual Conference will take place entirely online on Friday,
November 7. You'll make your presentation in a virtual "room," take live
questions from the audience, and get the conference experience without
the expense of travel. There will be opportunities for networking and
informal discussions, as well as a chance to win prizes donated by our
Help us make the inaugural Sakai Virtual Conference a great success!
We look forward to your proposal!
Ian Dolphin, Executive Director, Apereo Foundation
Neal Caidin, Sakai Community Coordinator, Apereo Foundation
Wilma Hodges, Sakai Virtual Conference 2014 Planning Committee Chair
Martin Ramsay, Sakai Virtual Conference 2014 Planning Committee Member
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