Symposium 2011 Defense Acquisition University George Mason University

Challenging times call for innovative thinking. Education and training professionals are seeking opportunities for interaction, sharing, and critical insights to support the next generation of e-learners, while maximizing limited travel dollars. One event delivers all of this, and more: The 7th ANNUAL INNOVATIONS IN E-LEARNING SYMPOSIUM. Sponsored by the Defense Acquisition University and the George Mason University Instructional Technology Program, this event will provide opportunities to:

  • Connect with industry leaders
  • Apply successful best practices of other e-Learning professionals
  • Advance your understanding of emerging e-Learning technologies
  • Collaborate with peers to help define the future of the e-Learning profession

The theme for this year's event is LEARNING WITHOUT LIMITS and will focus on the following

  • AUGMENTED REALITY AND IMMERSIVE LEARNING
  • MOBILE LEARNING AND APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
  • EMERGING INFRASTRUCTURES IN LEARNING

WORKSHOPS
   Managing App Development (AM) - Richard Harrington, CEO,          RHED Pixel

   How to Build iPhone Apps without Coding: Build Your Own          in 1/2 Day (PM) -  Elizabeth Leiser, PointAbout AppMakr

   How to Build Android Apps without Coding: Build Your         Own in 1/2 Day (PM) -  Jason Gray, PointAbout AppMaker

   Game Design (AM - Part 1) – Eric Brown, ImpactGames
       - GameJam (PM - Part 2) – Eric Brown & Alicia Sanchez, PhD,           Defense Acquisition University

   Cloud Computing in Education (All Day) - Tom Plunkett, Senior           Solution Consultant, Oracle's DoD Technology Team

   Survey of Virtual Worlds - with a Focus on Learning and         Instruction (AM) –
          Karen Cooper, PhD, Principal Investigator, Future Workforce           Technologies and Strategies, Naval Air Warfare Center           Aircraft Division

   The Online Rogue Professor: Piecing Together What You       Need From Web 2.0 (PM) - Dan Quigley, PhD, Associate           Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor,           New York Institute of Technology

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Knowlton Tim Bajarin Coco  
Chris Dede, PhD
Harvard Fellow
Nancy Knowlton
CEO, SMART
Tim Bajarin
President, Creative Strategies
Cedric T. Coco
SVP, Learning & Organizational Effectiveness, Lowe's
REGISTRATION
Registration begins March 1, 2011. The registration fees will be follows.

   Workshops - June 7
      $275 - Full-day
      $175 - Half-day

      Registration fees include parking, a continental breakfast,       lunch, and breaks.

   Symposium - June 8 & 9
     $350 - Two-day Event

     Registration fees include parking, two continental breakfasts,      two lunches, breaks and the Opening Day reception.


LOCATION
This year's event will be held at the NEW Mason Inn. A block of rooms have been reserved at a special rate for symposium attendees. Lodging is not included in the registration fee. For more information, click here. Mason Inn