Monday, 13 November 2017

Free OLC virtual expert meet-ups and speaking opportunity #elearning #online

More info on a free online learning meet-up with eLearning thought leaders, and a speaking opportunity at the eLearning Guilds Realities 360 learning event focusing on augmented and virtual reality and simulations further down this post.
 
The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Accelerate in collaboration with Inside Higher Ed is planning two days of virtual meet-ups with eLearning experts, called virtual thought leader interviews.. These interactive interviews, promise to provide the opportunityregistration is free and can be found here, and you only have to provide an email (for confirmation and sending you the information for login).
to all attendees to enter into a dialogue with the experts as well, using Shindig as a virtual meeting tool. The

When: Wednesday, November 15th, from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm ET and Thursday, November 16th, from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET (for a time conversion, have a look here).

From the event description:
Moderated by Inside Higher Ed Editor & Co-Founder Doug Lederman.
Shindig’s unique technology will also enable online participants to discuss, network, and socialize privately with one another as if they were attendees at the OLC Accelerate Conference.The growing list of confirmed interview participants includes: Curtis Bonk, Professor at Indiana University and Owner of CourseShare, Phil Hill, Co-Publisher of the e-Literate blog, Co-Producer of e-Literate TV, and Partner at MindWires Consulting, Rolin Moe, Assistant Professor and Director of the Institute for Academic Innovation at Seattle Pacific University, Jill Buban, ‎Senior Director of Research & Innovation at ‎Online Learning Consortium, and many more!
Shindig also seems to have an iOS and Android app to join the event while you're on the go. With possibly the same ability to chat privately, submit text questions, and be spotlighted to the stage - just like the desktop version.


Realities360 Speaking Proposals Due this Week

There are only 4 days left to submit a speaking proposal for 2018 Realities360 Conference. Realities360 is about exploring emerging technologies to create new and exciting immersive learning experiences.
They are interested in proposals exploring the design, development, and/or implementation of learning programs that take advantage of virtual and augmented reality and simulation technologies.

Deadline for submitting a speaking proposal: 17 November 2017
Event dates: 26 - 28 June 2018 in San Jose, California, USA.
More info on the conference here.
If your speaking proposal is accepted, you get a full conference registration for free (worthwhile!).