Cross-posted from the EduTech blog – because I’m super excited about this!

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The 29th Annual MSU College of Education Technology conference will be held on October 27th, 2012 on the beautiful campus of Michigan State University in Erickson Hall from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. The theme of this year’s conference is open and networked education and it is quite fitting that through a collaboration between the College of Education, the MSU College of Education Alumni Association and the Master of Arts in Educational Technology Program, this year’s conference will be FREE OF CHARGE to all attendees. (Stay tuned for registration information!)

Work PhotoWe are also excited to announce that Dr. Alec Couros will be our keynote speaker for this year’s conference. Alec is an Associate Professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. He has given hundreds of workshops and presentations, nationally and internationally, on topics such as openness in education, networked learning, social media in education, digital citizenship, and critical media literacy. His graduate and undergraduate courses help current and future educators understand how to use and take advantage of the educational potential offered by the tools of connectivity. Find out more about Dr. Couros at http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/ or by following him on twitter @courosa

The Call for Presentation & Workshop Proposals is NOW OPEN!
Proposals Due: August 15, 2012

Presentations will be 45 minutes long and workshops will be 1 1/2 hours long. All workshops must include hands-on instruction.

Click here for the submission form

Presenters will be informed of their acceptance by September 15th and will receive information about session times by October 1, 2012. Please pass this post along to anyone you know that might be interested in presenting and we look forward to seeing you on October 27th!

The hashtag for the conference is #coetc12

Thank you!
Terri Gustafson & Leigh Graves Wolf, PhD (2012 conference co-coordinators)
Center for Teaching & Technology / Master of Arts in Educational Technology
College of Education – Michigan State University
E: terrigus@msu.edu – P: 517-432-4329
Terri on Twitter: @tgustafson; @Centr4TeachTech
Leigh on Twitter: @gravesle @maet

 

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