Still Room in our Lightning Rounds

While our program is now complete with general and concurrent sessions, we still have a couple of slots during our Lightning Rounds which can be filled. Our Lightning Rounds will be presentations of no more than 5 minutes delivered during a general session. We are encouraging everyone (and especially newcomers to NWMET) to present on any topic relevant to their work. These sessions will be fast-paced with no questioning. However, there will be time following the session to speak individually with presenters.

We are especially looking for Mobile Learning topics. Anyone with an interest in mobile technology and willing to share their knowledge is especially encouraged to submit a proposal to present a Lightning Round on that topic.

Please submit your ideas using the form located here: http://bit.ly/rvNkQT

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Jason Morris to Speak on Creativity, Education & Technology

Our Sunday program will include a keynote talk by Jason Morris on fostering creativity within design. Morris is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Western Washington University. With an extensive commercial background in design, Prof. Morris encourages innovation in the classroom by sparking creativity and rewarding risk-taking.

His talk at NWMET will discuss example projects from his classroom including an exploration of Augmented Reality technologies. As Augmented Reality is an emerging tool of layering valuable, contextual data into our living spaces, the human-computer interface needs to be re-imagined. Prof. Morris will discuss how he works with students to explore radically different technologies in seeking new solutions.

Students in Prof. Morris’ Class Discuss Their Work

Prof. Morris has also promised to make use of his skills as an award-winning filmmaker
to deliver a media-enhanced presentation. He also blogs about design at http://idsandbox.blogspot.com/

The keynote is scheduled for Sunday, April 22, 2012. See the full presentation description here.

Jason Morris

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Register Now for NW/MET 2012

Registration is now open for NW/MET 2012. The conference is scheduled for April 22 – 24 in Bellingham, Washington. Our preliminary program includes sessions on Mobile Learning, LMS Migrations, Lecture Capture, Classroom Technologies, Accessibility, Video Conferencing, and the evaluation of new technologies for teaching and learning.

The $200 registration fee covers all meals and includes a visit to the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention as well as a tour of technology facilities at Western Washington University. The conference will be held at the Best Western Lakeway Inn, a comfortable conference hotel conveniently located off of Interstate 5 and near the city center. Hotel rates are $99 US per night by mentioning that you are part of the NW/MET conference. Please complete your registration to the conference by April 5, 2012. The reduced hotel rate is good through March 25, 2012.

NW/MET 2012 is sure to continue our tradition our engagement with like-minded colleagues in a relaxed and enlightening atmosphere. Escape for a few days in Bellingham and Discover the Edge of Innovation!

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Now Accepting Vendor Proposals, Registration

Vendors of educational technologies are now invited to participate in the NW/MET 2012 conference.

Attendees of NW/MET are professionals in educational technology serving schools of higher education throughout the northwest of North America. Our program will include sessions on Learning Management Systems, Lecture Capture systems, Mobile Applications for learning, Media Accessibility, Video & Web Conferencing, Multimedia Development, Computer Lab Management, and the evaluation of new technologies for education.

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Call for Proposals

The planning for the 2012 conference of NW/MET has been underway for some time. The venue has been selected and a few programming choices have been made. It is now time to invite our membership to submit proposals to present. Continue reading

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