Archive for higher education

far north u

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2009 by ruyoung

michaelle jean, governor general of canada, publically urges the federal government to build a university in the north west territories so that inuit youth can further their education closer to home.

premier floyd roland joined a canadian delegation to the arctic council in tromso, norway last month where the idea of a northern university may have been planted and considered.

“When you look at those countries (on the Arctic Council), their universities are heavily involved in this process,” Roland told The Journal. “I met with an individual for a discussion of the University of the Arctic, and it came up how we in the NWT can be involved. (A Northern university) is something I think needs to be discussed.”

nwt has a population of almost 42,000 people. according to the 2001 canadian census, 36% of the population is first nations and 11.2% are inuit.

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gary cronkwright bursary

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 14, 2009 by ruyoung

i used to work for an organisation that represented the 24 ontario colleges in a corporate training capacity. the ceo is retiring, and the organisation has started a bursary in his name, one that i think is incredibly awesome and worthy of spreading the news:

CON*NECT is pleased to pleased to announce the creation of the Gary Cronkwright Bursary. This bursary will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated financial need to a college student enrolled in the Skilled Trades program. Preference will be granted to applicants with superior academic ability and who are leaders in their community. We hope to help students who face financial barriers to post-secondary education move forward, in honour of the excellent work Gary has done on behalf of CON*NECT and the college system.

If you would like to donate to the fund, in celebration of Gary’s 40+ years spent in the Ontario college system, please makes cheques payable to CON*NECT Strategic Alliances, clearly indicating the payment is for G. Cronkwright Bursary. Donations can be sent to:

CON*NECT Colleges of Ontario Network for Education and Training
210 Adelaide St W
Toronto, ON
M5H 1W7

perhaps you can contribute?

this is an incredible opportunity for students entering into the skilled trades, and named after someone who dedicated more than 40yrs to the ontario college system.

all the best in your retirement, gary!

upcoming industry conferences and events 2009-2010

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2009 by ruyoung

Bridging the Gap: Serious Games to Game-Based Learning
Feb 19, 2009
Toronto, ON, Canada

Campus Crisis Simulation: Improving Campus-Wide Response to an Emergency
Feb 25-27, 2009
Irvine, CA, USA

Hybrid Learning: Instructional and Institutional Implementation
Feb 27,2009
ONLINE WEBCAST

Faculty Development in Blended/Online Learning
Mar 2-4,2009
Denver, CO, USA

Financial Information for Continuing Education Decision-Making
Mar 9, 2009
ONLINE WEBCAST

E-learning and language…the spirit of the age
Mar 14-15, 2009
Cairo, Egypt

Game Based Learning
Mar 19-20, 2009
London, London, United Kingdom

Globally Competitive Education – the need for enlightened leadership and system
Apr 2-4, 2009
Jabalpur, India

Language Education Today: between Theory and practice
May 8-9, 2009
Timisoara, Romania

Community Engagement and Service: The Third Mission of Universities
May 18-20, 2009
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Creative Skills Training Council Internationale 2009
May 26-29, 2009
Melacca, Malaysia

Educating Youth for Citizenship: East and West
Jun 1-3, 2009
Beijing, China

European College Teaching & Learning Conference
Jun 8-11, 2009
Prague, Czech Republic

EEEL 2009 – International Conference on e-Education and e-Learning
Jun 24, 2009
Paris, France

EDULEARN09 (International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies)
Jul 6-8, 2009
Barcelona, Spain

EC-TEL 09- Fourth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
Sep 29-Oct 2, 2009
Cannes, France

Global Education Network (GEN) Conference
Oct 8-10,2009
San Diego, CA, USA

Edge 2009: Inspiration and Innovation in Teacher education
Oct 14-16, 2009
St. John’s, NF, Canada

mLearn 2009 – 8th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning
Oct 26-30, 2009
Orlando, FL, USA

2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society
Jul 21-24, 2010
Paris, France

meeting the demands of a new age

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 20, 2009 by ruyoung

“And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.”

these words, spoken by us president barack obama in his inaugural speech, show hope for the future of education. with change comes possibility.

upcoming industry conferences (2009)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by ruyoung

eek! i haven’t been blogging for a month due to the holidays, personal injury, family emergency, and job hunting, and then just as i was compiling this blog post, we were among the 100,000 people in toronto that lost power and heat thu night. now with power, here’s a list of upcoming industry conferences, including some great online events in the next few weeks:

google search for your school
jan 21, 2009
ONLINE

educon 2.1
jan 23-25, 2009
philadelphia, pa, usa (virtual attendance available)

2nd annual forum on e-learning excellence in the middle east
jan 26-29, 2009
dubai, united arab emirates

adult students: meeting market demands both online and in the classroom
jan 27, 2009
ONLINE

college & university performance conference 2009
jan 28-30, 2009
arlington, va, usa

designing a learner assisstance program for students with disabilities
jan 29, 2009
ONLINE

ten steps to building a successful retention and graduation program
feb 5, 2009
ONLINE

new learning technologies
feb 18-20, 2009
orlando, fl, usa

student symposium on african education: interrogating quality within the african context
feb 27, 2009
new york, ny, usa

mcgill 8th annual education graduate students’ society conference
mar 13-14, 2009
montreal, qc, canada

6th international conference on informatics, education technology and new media in education
mar 28-29, 2009
sombor, yugoslavia

elearning and software for education conference – else 2009
apr 9-10, 2009
bucharest, romania

teaching english in multilingual contexts: current challenges, future directions
apr 18-19, 2009
karachi, pakistan

theatre pedagogy: teaching the art form
apr 23-26, 2009
new york, ny, usa

engaged teachers, engaged learners
apr 29-may 2, 2009
edmonton, ab, canada

elearning africa 2009
may 27-29, 2009
dakar, senegal

solstice 2009 – it’s all in the blend? innovation, research and development: enhancing learning with technologies
jun 4, 2009
ormskirk, uk

8th international language & development conference
jun 23-25, 2009
dhaka, bangladesh

the 2009 international conference on e-learning, e-business, enterprise information systems, and e-government (eee’09)
jul 13-16, 2009
las vegas, nv, usa

the 2009 international conference on frontiers in education: computer science and computer engineering (fecs’09)
jul 13-16, 2009
las vegas, nv, usa

international conference on imagination and education
jul 15-18, 2009
vancouver, bc, canada

international conference on the role of universities in hands-on education
aug 24-29, 2009
chiang mai, thailand

knowledge, work and class
oct 22-24, 2009
detroit, mi, usa

the iasted international conference on global education ~ge 2009~
nov 2-4, 2009
cambridge, ma, usa

if anyone would like to guest blog from any of these events, please contact me.

upcoming industry conferences and events – part 2 of 2

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2008 by ruyoung

Canadian MoodleMoot
Apr1-4, 2009
Edmonton,  AB, Canada

2009 Oklahoma Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference
Apr 2 -3, 2009
Broken Arrow, OK, United States

EUROCLIO’s 16th Annual Professional Training and Development Conference
Apr 5-11, 2009
Nicosia, Cyprus

5-th eLSE 2009 – eLearning and Software for Education
Apr 9-10, 2009
Bucharest, Romania

Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators Conference
Apr 20-24, 2009
Dunedin, New Zealand

5th EduMedia Conference 2009 – Creativity and Innovation Competencies in the Web (e-creativity and e-innovation)
May 4-5, 2009
Salzburg, Austria

Tourism Educators Conference 2009
May 5-9, 2009
Vancouver, BC, Canada

LIHE 09 – 2nd International Symposium: Improving Students Learning Outcomes in Higher Education
May 31-Jun 4, 2009
Aghia Marina, Greece

3rd Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference
Jun 1-3, 2009
Singapore, Singapore

2009 – 2nd Sloan-C International Symposium on Emerging Technology Applications for Online Learning
Jun 17-19, 2009
San Francisco, CA, United States

E-Learning Baltics 2009 (eLBa 2009)
Jun 18-19, 2009
Rostock, Germany

Quality Education for All: Exploring Realities – Considering Options
Jun 23-25, 2009
Christ Church, Barbados

International Conference on ICTs in Education (ICICTE) 2009

Jul 9-11, 2009
Corfu, Greece

Learning Technologies Africa
Sep 21-23, 2009
Abuja, Nigeria

Thoery for Practive in the Education of Contemporary Society
Mar 25-27, 2010
Riga, Latvia

upcoming industry conferences and events – part 1 of 2

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2008 by ruyoung

ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2008
Dec 3-5, 2008
Berlin, Germany

Using Social Media to Enhance Student Services
Dec 4, 2008
Online

3rd International LAMS & Learning Design Conference
Dec 5, 2008
Sydney, Australia

National Conference on Communication and Soft Skills from Academia and Corporate Perspectives
Jan 5-6, 2009
Warangal, India

College Teaching and Learning Conference
Jan 5-8, 2009
Honolulu, United States

7th Annual eLearning Conference: Supporting the i-Generation
Jan 22, 2009
Belfast, United Kingdom

2nd Annual Forum On e-Learning Excellence In The Middle East
Jan 26-29, 2009
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2nd Indian Hospitality Congress -Hospitality Management Education – Issues & Challenges
Jan 29-30, 2009
Durgapur, India

The Higher Education Summit 2009
Feb 2-3, 2009
London, United Kingdom

INTED2009 (International Technology, Education and Development Conference)
Mar 9-11, 2009
Valencia, Spain

Global Education Forum

Mar 10-12, 2009
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

First International Conference on e-Learning and Distance Learning
Mar 16-18, 2009
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

College Teaching and Learning Conference
Mar 16 -19, 2009
San Antonio, TX, United States

On Education
Mar 20-21, 2009
Boston, MA, United States

2nd INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE TEACHING CONFERENCE – Employee empowerment
Mar 23, 2009
Warsaw, Poland

2nd e-Learning and Distance Education Conference (ELDEC)

Mar 30-31, 2009
Islamabad, Pakistan