Registration to attend Abilene Christian University’s (ACU) two-day Connected Summit conference Feb. 28 through March 1, 2011, is available at http://macte.ch/RQGWJ . The cost is $585. Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak is slated for a live keynote address.
The 2011 Connected Summit offers a forum for educators, administrators, government policymakers and technologists to explore the opportunities and challenges facing education today, especially in mobile learning and the emerging role of digital books. The theme will be “Turning the Page: The Next Chapter in Education.”
Track sessions include Research; Media & Mobility; The Future of Books; Infrastructure & Logistics; Student & Campus Services; Teaching & Learning; K-12 Education; and Leadership. The conference will include three sessions of Connected Talks — fashioned after the TED talks — each with a specific focus: Learning; Books; and Integration of Teaching and Books.
“ACU’s first Connected Summit in 2009 focused on mobile technology and its emergence as a force in education,” says George Saltsman, executive director of ACU’s Adams Center for Teaching and Learning. “The 2011 conference will expand that focus, incorporating a discussion of the emerging digital books and other tools, and their potential for improving 21st-century education.”