TLt 2010 accepting proposals

Campus Saskatchewan and its partner institutions are pleased to announce the 2010 teaching and learning with the power of technology (TLt) conference and invite proposals from session presenters. Engaging keynotes, concurrent sessions, hands-on labs, a leaders’ panel, and a cracker-barrel session will provide many formal and informal opportunities for learning and collaboration at this event.

Feature speakers (and this is an all-star  lineup!)

David Wiley

Harold Jarche

Scott Leslie

David Porter

Check it out:  http://www.tlt2010.ca/

CIDER presentation by Egnatoff, February 10, 2010

We would like to invite you to the next presentation in our series of free CIDER sessions. This session features a presentation and discussion with Dr. William Egnatoff, Queens University, Kingston.

*Please note that this CIDER session will take place on the second Wednesday of the month (not the first as is usual for CIDER sessions).

Title:  Bi-National Learning and the Internet: Grassroots Experiments in Global Education

Students at a French immersion high school in Ottawa and a school in Brazil exchange recipes, using a combination of French, English and Portuguese. The Brazilians discover they like poutine! Children in a rural Sierra Leonean village devastated during the civil war and a school in Mississauga collaborate to produce an online art gallery of pictures about what peace means to them. What do these examples and hundreds of thousands like them mean to the participants? What are the benefits and challenges of collaborating across countries and cultures in the design, implementation, and assessment of learning activities?

Such activities by their collaborative nature support global education, whether it emphasizes peace, social justice, citizenship, ecology, or any topic or issue of shared interest. Bill Egnatoff will present a conceptual framework for bi-national collaboration of this sort. He will illustrate the framework from relevant literature, through his experience in teaching a course called Global Education Through International Collaboration, and through his peace education design research with colleagues in Canada and Sierra Leone. That work includes experimentation with, and evaluation of, a variety of tools and systems to support collaboration among twinned school communities, pre-service and in-service teachers, teacher educators, and researchers.

When:  Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 11am-12pm MT (Edmonton)

Where:  Online via Elluminate at:
https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?password=M.8B71B60F2931D029AC3837DC06B70D

ID positions from salt.org

Listed below are the most recent Job Postings that have been added to the SALT®Web Site (http://www.salt.org/).

1. Instructional Designer

Savannah, Georgia

The main responsibility of the position is to ensure that a high standard of instructional design is maintained throughout the life of each online learning development project. Duties include assisting in the development of eLearning curricula and courses, working closely with faculty content experts to develop effective content and course designs, providing artistic direction, editing course content, reviewing and evaluating course content, assisting with embedding and formatting learning objects, and providing quality assurance testing.

2. Senior Instructional Designer Customer Education

Washington, District of Columbia

The Senior Development Specialist creates learning opportunities for Fannie Mae’s customers.   Primary responsibilities include:  •    Working with employees and customers to develop learning solutions to complex business problems;  •        Executing all stages of the instructional design process with an emphasis on development and maintenance; and  •     Developing a range of needs-based educational products, including classroom materials, online performance support, e-learning, and print-based learning solutions.