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The fifth annual Beyond Boundaries: Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning Conference is set for Sept. 28 and 29 at the Memorial Union. Visit the web site at www.beyondboundaries.info for more information. The conference is planned and sponsored by UND.
Who should attend? Higher education faculty, higher education administrators, curriculum designers and online course developers, distance education professionals, instructional and information technology support specialists, student service representatives, librarians, undergraduate and graduate level students, and individuals interested in integrating technology into teaching and learning.
The keynote speakers are:
* Marc Prensky, an internationally acclaimed speaker, writer, consultant, futurist, visionary and inventor in the critical areas of education and learning. He is the founder of Games2train, an e-learning company whose clients include IBM, Bank of America, Pfizer, Nokia, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Florida and LA Virtual Schools. He is the author of the critically acclaimed "Digital Game-Based Learning" (McGraw-Hill, 2001), and "Don't Bother Me, Mom - I'm Learning! The Positive Guide for Parents Concerned About Their Kids' Video and Computer Game Playing."
Prensky's professional focus has been on reinventing the learning process, combining the motivation of video games and other highly engaging activities with the driest content of education and business. He is considered one of the world's leading experts on the connection between games and learning. His innovative combination of educational tools and game technology - including the world's first fast-action videogame-based corporate training tool - is being accepted throughout schools, government and corporate America.
* Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt are the authors of the 1999 Frandson Award winning book, "Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom" (Jossey-Bass, 1999), "Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom" (Jossey-Bass, 2001), "The Virtual Student" (Jossey-Bass, 2003) and "Collaborating Online" (2005). The books are comprehensive guides to the development of an online environment that helps promote successful learning outcomes while building and fostering a sense of community among the learners. Palloff and Pratt have been presenting this work across the United States and internationally since 1994 as well as consulting to academic institutions regarding the development of effective distance learning programs. Their web site is www.xroadservices.com.
This two-day conference is jam-packed with trends, tips and tricks on integrating technology into teaching and learning. View the Beyond Boundaries searchable schedule with session dates, times and descriptions at www.beyondboundaries.info.
Full conference registration is just $100 (includes materials, continental breakfasts, lunches, Thursday evening reception and access to the exhibit hall) if you register on or before Sept. 15. Space is limited so register early. Registration forms are now available at www.beyondboundaries.info. You may register online using your credit card to print a registration form that can be mailed or faxed. You may also call the Office of Conference Services at 777-2663 or 866-579-2663 (toll free) to register. A complete registration brochure will be mailed the week of Aug. 28. If you'd like to be added to our mailing list, please let us know at email@example.com (Attn: Beyond Boundaries).
For more information, contact UND Conference Services at 866-579-2663 (toll-free) or 701-777-2663 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (ATTN: Beyond Boundaries). You can also visit www.beyondboundaries.info for more information.
-- Robyn von Ruden, Conference Services Coordinator, Division of Continuing Education, email@example.com, 7-4274