March 24, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Cincinnati, Ohio - MacLearning.org, an organization dedicated to promoting the use of Macs and Apple technology in schools of all levels, has announced the third annual "hybrid" multi-site conference, AcademiX 2011, on April 29th.
The focus of the conference this year is on mobility, with leading educators offering a total of eight 20-minute talks on how the iOS-led mobility revolution has impacted schools, teaching methods and students, with additional discussion of the Apple technologies - particularly the iPad - that are being employed.
The free conference, presented by Apple, will simultaneously connect four different universities, and will offer a webcast to reach a live global audience. The ability to participate in the conference "virtually" not only saves money from dwindling academic travel budgets, but is also very environmentally-friendly, organizers say. All attendees, whether in person or via webcast, will have an opportunity to ask questions of the presenters during two Q&A panel sessions.
The event will be held "in person" at Northeastern, Emory, Ohio State University's Medical Center and San Diego State.
The conference and live webcast runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time. Though the conference is free, registration is required at the MacLearning website.
Topics will include "Using Mobile and Social Media for Research and Teaching," "Supporting iPad Across Different Departments," "Piloting Innovative Mobile Programs in Academia" and Monterey College of Law President Mitchel L. Winick on how his school - from administration and faculty to students - went 100 percent iPad, among others.
Apple Education is also hosting meals for in-person participants, though in some states this may constitute a reportable gift for governmental staff or public officials. Attendees can contact Apple's Government Affairs office at (408) 974-6550 if they have any questions on regarding relevant ethics or gift laws.
For more information, visit the MacLearning website.
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