2011 Global Education Conference
This week is International Education Week. One of the premier events is the 2011 Global Education Conference. With over 300 presentations from around the globe, the conference seeks to present ideas, examples, and projects related to connecting educators and classrooms with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real–world problems.
The Global Education Conference is a testimony to the power of social media. This is a collaborative, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all k-20 levels. Unlike the plethora of other education conferences, this is a completely virtual event. Using the Blackboard Collaborate platform (formerly Elluminate/Wimba), sessions are held 24 x 7 to live audiences, recorded and then archived for viewing on demand throughout the year. Last, but not least, the entire conference is free and a completely volunteer effort.
There are dozens of keynote addresses from noted thought leaders such as Alan November, Chris Dede, Howard Gardner, Fernando Reimers, and Esther Wojcicki, to name just a few. The session schedule allows you to click on your time zone to see the session listings in your local time. There are also discussion boards for each session.
The Social Media Club, through it Social Media Global Education Connection Project (formerly SMC-EDU), is a partner organization in the conference. In addition, we will be hosting three presentations on Thursday, November 17th. At 2 PM ET, our presentation will focus on Social Media Student Clubs/Chapters. At 5 PM ET, we will be presenting our new SMC “Education” Chapters for faculty, staff, administrators and students. Finally, at 11 PM ET, we will discuss a research proposal on Cultural and Geographic Variations in Social Media Usage between Faculty and Students.
Join us live at the conference or view us later. We got it, and we are sharing it.
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