Conference 8.0 - Call for Proposals
The Program Committee invites proposals for:
The 2011 NJEDge.Net annual conference will be held from November 16 to 18. Conference 8.0 is a forum for the NJ K-20 community to showcase, discuss and explore with colleagues on what is prevalent on the ubiquitous campus.
Pedagogy - instructional theory
Methodology - sage-on-stage, online, on ground, social media, CMS
Technology - system architecture, network, visualization
Proposals must be submitted by July 1st, 2011
(Conference registration will begin soon.)
Note: Breakout sessions speakers and poster presenters will receive a discounted registration.
Track Descriptions for 2011
This track explores the compelling challenges, opportunities, and solutions that are emerging as knowledge is increasingly networked. Successful and cutting-edge models of collaboration in the areas of teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communications will be presented. Presentations will demonstrate methods of
- Integrating technology into curricula to support discipline-specific content while promoting eLearning to enhance and improve online, blended, and face-to-face classes,
- Developing trusted repositories of digital content for multiple media formats,
- Assessing learning outcomes, and
- Ensuring the quality of distance learning programs while building a community of learners.
This track features innovative uses of emerging technologies that facilitate the flow of information, services, knowledge and resources within the academic community including human interface devices, mobile broadband, video creation and mashups and new uses for "in place" technologies. This track will showcase examples pertinent to technology application developers, instructional designers and faculty on the cutting edge who are interested in incorporating these new technologies into their curriculum. Has the institution adopt open sources and other home-grown applications? Have faculty from different disciplines collaborated on emerging technologies that bolster their teaching and research?
Policy Issues and Institutional Strategic Planning
This track provides insight into technology and policy trends that impact planning and resource allocation at the institutional level. Given relatively new issues such as compliance, security and privacy that impact the CIO, president or provost, this track will focus on institutional actions towards setting standards, e.g. copyright and intellectual property, tenure, emergency notification, identity monitoring or new standards for students using technology on campus. It will also highlight opportunities for networking and community-building to enhance collaboration among New Jersey institutions and for partnerships with sectors outside higher education.
Video, Systems, Networking
This track focuses on current issues and cutting-edge solutions--bits and bytes--as related to infrastructure, networking, systems, and security. It foregrounds the increased functionalities, unique challenges, and enhanced opportunities for collaboration implicit in complex networks, and explores the potential for both intra- and inter- institutional community building in academe using among others Big Iron, virtualization, cloud computing and Cyberinfrastructure. It explores HD video, compatibility between desktop and room video systems.
A poster presentation allows you to display your work, speak about it to conference attendees, and distribute handouts and/or business cards as well. Unlike short presentations, poster session presentations allow time for viewers to examine and question the work before them. You can be as formal or informal as you wish and use a variety of poster displays. You may use a physical poster, banner on a stand or even an ePoster. An ePoster simply means that you can use wireless Internet access and electronic media. Feel free to bring your laptop and connect to the Internet (wireless card required). Whether you use a physical poster or an ePoster, you will have the opportunity to showcase and discuss your work with all of the conference attendees. In addition, you will be entered into a competition to win a prize and have your winning poster presentation featured on the NJEDge.Net website.