Monday, August 27, 2007

SALT New Learning Technology Conference Orlando February 20-22, 2008

Abstracts for presentations from knowledgeable professionals in industry, government, military, and academia are solicited to provide presentations which would be part of a comprehensive conference program on the latest learning technologies as they are being applied to training, education and job performance improvement, including ways to implement technology, descriptions of education and technical skills applications, e-Learning, enterprise management, and instructional systems design, together with Knowledge Management systems.

Key Dates to noteDeadline for Receipt of Abstracts:
  • September 15, 2008
  • Notification of Acceptance: September 30, 2007
  • Submission of Papers: January 30, 2008
  • Conference Dates: February 20-22, 2008

To submit your abstract online go to:

For a PDF version of the Call for Papers go to:

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Blackboard Greenhouse Exemplary Course Program

Exemplary Course
The Blackboard and WebCT Exemplary Course Projects have been integrated, improved, and expanded, and the new name is the Blackboard Greenhouse Exemplary Course Program.
The Greenhouse Exemplary Course Program provides incentives and resources for faculty to use e-Learning technology effectively. The program is designed for faculty members and those supporting them, who develop technologically rich and pedagogically sound courses. We are building on the success of both Blackboard and WebCT's Exemplary Course Programs to create a new and improved program with more incentives and award categories.

Greenhouse Grant for Virtual Worlds
NEW: We have created a special Greenhouse Program™ grant, The Greenhouse Grant for Virtual Worlds, to foster greater educational innovation with virtual worlds such as Active Worlds, There and Second Life. Blackboard is funding a single $25,000 (USD) grant for initiatives that promote the integration of virtual worlds into teaching and learning. We seek initiatives that will:

  • Enhance the student experience
  • Leverage existing teaching and learning strategies and best practices
  • Integrate virtual worlds and Blackboard Enterprise Software through Blackboard Building Blocks™ and Blackboard PowerLinks™
  • Make results/output available to the Blackboard client community

Greenhouse Grant
At Blackboard our mission is to enable educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology. One way we seek to foster such connections is through the Greenhouse Grant. These $25,000 grants are designed to help build a collective body of knowledge, and reward clients (including former WebCT clients) who have successfully developed and deployed initiatives that promote best practices in the adoption of Internet technology in the educational environment.

Exemplary Campus Services
Formerly called the Campus Services Pioneer Award, the Exemplary Campus Services Awards are designed to recognize and reward (with $5,000) members of the Blackboard Community who show innovative use of the Blackboard Commerce SuiteTM.
Winners of the Exemplary Campus Services Award are judged on the following criteria:

  • Vision: the degree to which the pioneer applicant presents a vision for enabling a network transaction environment
  • Relevance: the pioneering activity’s relevance and usefulness to the greater campus transaction community
  • Innovation: the degree of innovativeness of the pioneering activity
  • Transformation: the pioneering activity’s ability to transform the delivery and/or operation of campus services
  • Integration: the degree to which the pioneering activity has integrated traditionally disparate transaction solutions.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference - March 3-7, 2008 * Las Vegas, Nevada

SITE 2008 is the 19th annual conference of the Society for InformationTechnology and Teacher Education. This society represents individualteacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in alldisciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination ofknowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education andfaculty/staff development.

SITE is a society of AACE. You are invited to participate in this international forum which offersnumerous opportunities to explore the research, development, and applicationsin this important field. All proposals are peer reviewed.SITE is the premiere international conference in this field and annuallyattracts more than 1,200 leaders in the field from over 50 countries.


Proposals Due: Oct. 22, 2007

Authors Notified: Nov. 21, 2007

Proceedings File Due: Jan. 21, 2008

Early Registration: Jan. 21, 2008

Hotel Reservation: Feb. 11, 2008

Conference: Mar. 3-7, 2008


To be added to the mailing list for this conference, linkto

If you have a question about SITE, please send an e-mail toSITE/AACE Conference Services, conf@aace.orgContact:SITE--Society for Information Technology and Teacher EducationP.O. Box 1545Chesapeake, Virginia 23327 USAPhone: 757-366-5606 * Fax: 703-997-8760E-mail: *

1. Call for Papers and Submission & Presenter Guidelines, Deadline Oct. 22th:

2. Scope & Major Topics:

3. Presentation Categories:

3. Proceedings & Paper Awards: