The seventh MERLOT International Conference (MIC07), to be held in New Orleans, is devoted to faculty development in the design, creation, utilization and evaluation of online teaching and learning materials. MIC07s theme, Jazzing IT Up with MERLOT, focuses on the importance of MERLOTs fourteen core teaching disciplines. Conference attendees will represent a variety of disciplines and range from novice to expert in the development and use of online resources. And well be working and playing in a unique city that offers a heritage rich in history, music, the arts and culinary adventures.
MIC07 will begin with a full day of pre-conference workshops and seminars. In the following two and a half days, the conference will feature seven tracks, reflecting the diversity and interests of participants. This year our Communities of Practice Track will highlight the Humanities, encompassing history, music and world languages. Our goal is to foster lively dialogue and productive collaborations among educators who see instructional technology as a means of building bridges and making connections in a flat world.
Bruce N. Chaloux Director of the 16-state Electronic Campus Initiative of the Southern Regional Education Board. In The Coming of Age of Online Learning Now What? Bruce will take a look back at online learning, survey the current state of affairs and suggest where we might--or should be--going.
David Megill Longtime music instructor at Mira Costa College, prominent author, online instructor and musician. David claims that music certainly has its share of pedagogical counter balances and the science of music seems ultimately understandable in his address, Teaching Blue.
Barbara Dieu Coordinator of the Foreign Language Department at the Lycιe Pasteur, the Franco-Brazilian secondary school in Sγo Paulo. Barbara will show how we can harness the networking power of a variety of tools and communities to engage in participatory communication and collective knowledge building in Open Networked
Learning Architectures of Participation.
Who can benefit from attending?
Provosts, deans, department chairs
Technical support specialists
Faculty development professionals
Members of professional organizations
Authors of instructional materials
Those new to MERLOT
What will the conference include?
Mini sessions (new)
Round table discussions
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