Conference Chair
Ray Purdom
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
rcpurdom@uncg.edu


MIC07 Conference Committee


Past Conferences:

2006 2005 2004
2003 2002 2001

Sponsor Activities

Adobe Systems Inc.
Presentation: Engaging Learning Experiences
Wednesday, August 8, 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm, Oakley Room
As physical and virtual worlds converge, all members of the campus community want to engage with ideas and information in revolutionary ways. This session will show examples of how campus digital communicators of all technical abilities—students, faculty, staff, and administrators—are sharing ideas and information that engage and inspire, using Adobe solutions for education.
Executive Roundtable - By Invitation Only
Wednesday, August 8, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Crescent Room
Exhibit Description
Adobe is dedicated to helping the Education Community improve teaching and learning through the integration of technology into the classroom and the simplification of administrative tasks on campus. To help educators achieve these goals, Adobe provides a wealth of tools and resources.

ANGEL Learning
Exhibit Description
ANGEL Learning develops and markets the web-based learning management system - ANGEL LMS and ANGEL ePortfolio. Recognized as the leader in product innovation, these proven, powerful systems allow instructors to easily and efficiently manage instruction, develop sophisticated, collaborative learning experiences, and, most importantly improve learning outcomes.

CaféScribe
Exhibit Description

CaféScribe, an e-Textbook marketplace and social network for university students.  At CaféScribe, students can easily download content and share notes with others in the Scribe community on their e-Textbooks and PDF files. By setting up a personalized space, students are able to connect and share with other smart Scribes throughout the world to enhance their learning process.

Desire2Learn
Presentation: Overview and Demonstration of Brand New Teaching and Learning Tools
Wednesday, August 8, 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm, Oakley Room
Learn about Desire2Learn’s suite of learning technology/software designed to enhance the online learning environment. The focus will be on Learning Environment, new competencies and more. Discover how this technology helps faculty engage students, and improves the process of online delivery. Other topic areasinclude rubrics, ‘blogging’, and community collaboration.
Executive Roundtable - By Invitation Only
Wednesday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Crescent Room
Exhibit Description
With over four million users worldwide, and the most complete and adaptive suite of products and services, Desire2Learn is recognized as an innovative leader in the eLearning industry. Through extensive research and development we deliver an outstanding suite of products, coupled with exceptional professional services and client support. At Desire2Learn, client success is our number one priority, which is why we listen closely to user feedback, resulting in products and services that lead the market in innovation and client satisfaction. Desire2Learn technology is scalable to meet the needs of any eLearning program or institution. Our products are robust and fully-featured, yet are designed to be flexible and easy-to-use.

eInstruction
Presentation: Student Interactivity in the College Lecture Hall
Wednesday, August 8, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm, Oak Alley Room
In this presentation, you will be introduced to the powerful summative and formative assessment tools available with eInstruction’s Classroom Performance System. Learn how professors throughout the US and Canada have implemented CPS to take attendance, gauge student comprehension, and administer quizzes and tests. Additionally, questioning strategies will be discussed highlighting best practices from around the country.
Executive Roundtable - By Invitation Only
Thursday, August 9, 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm, Crescent Room
Exhibit Description
eInstruction is the global leader of assessment and response pad technology. The company is uniquely positioned to transform a classroom using the leading wireless, interactive learning tool, Classroom Performance System, together with high-quality assessments and questions from ExamView® educational products.

Elluminate
Presentation: Explaining and Advocating the Use of Online Learning Tools to Multiple Constituencies
Wednesday, August 8, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm, Oakley Room
How can you involve educators, administrators, students, and other constituencies in your online learning plans? Do they understand the categories of online learning and the value of each for varying situations? This brainstorming session breaks down the online learning landscape and provides you a framework to help educate and persuade a wide range of potential audiences.
Executive Roundtable - By Invitation Only
Thursday, August 9, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Crescent Room
Exhibit Description
Elluminate, Inc. provides award-wining, best-in-class eLearning and web collaboration solutions that help academic institutions improve the learning experience. Designed specifically for educators, Elluminate can duplicate any learning activity, from lectures and debates to small group discussions and presentations. Elluminate is changing the way educators think about the learning process.

HarvestRoad
Exhibit Description
HarvestRoad Hive® is a federated digital repository system that manages sharing and reuse of any form of content in any online learning environment across any number of locations or countries and integrates with any Learning Management or ERP System. Stop by our booth for a demonstration of how you can regain control of your organizational content, apply workflow and copyright rules to content, and have a true exit strategy from vendor locked-in applications.

IMS Global Learning Consortium
Presentation: Common Cartridge: Educational Content Standard
Wednesday, August 8, 10:00 am - 10:45 am, Oak Alley Room
A new digital content standard is gaining rapid acceptance in education. It enables Web 2.0, portability, and could potentially reduce textbook costs. Learn what every institution, system, and vendor needs to know about Common Cartridge and hear about the products that are coming to market that support this new standard.

LodeStar
Exhibit Description
LodeStar Learning Corporation will demonstrate lodeStar, an authoring tool that creates eLearning and classroom activities. LodeStar has gained wide, international appeal for its ease of use, conformance to standards, and the variety of learning objects that it generates.  Instructors, equipped only with content knowledge, can generate presentations, games, webQuests, eBooks, flashcards, crosswords, timelines, and much more. Visit our booth or website at http://www.lodeStarLearning.com  (free trial available!).

McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Presentation: Collaborative Course Building:  Professors and Publisher
Wednesday, August 8, 10:00 am - 10:45 am, Oakley Room
Professors of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee collaborated with a major publishing company to produce a successful online introductory psychology course.  An outline of their approach and how it saved course development time and increased student access and learning will be presented. The session will describe how the 80/20 rule worked in this collaboration and how, within one semester, the course was developed and offered with an enrollment of 170 students.
Executive Roundtable - By Invitation Only
Thursday, August 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Crescent Room
Exhibit Description
McGraw-Hill Online Learning’s online courses provide interactive digital content and activities aligned to learning objectives that work with most learning management systems and the instructor’s text of choice. Whether Principles of Management, Introduction to Psychology, or Medical Assisting, MHOL’s innovative online courses combine cutting-edge technology and comprehensive instructional design for use in the higher education market. Visit www.OnlineLearning.com to learn more about our library of courses.

Microsoft
Presentation:
Microsoft’s Digital Content Strategy
Wednesday, August 8, 11:00AM – 11:45AM, Oakley Room
We see technology facilitating new ways of learning and new levels of understanding, as people use computing devices and powerful software linked by Web services to make those vital connections in the classroom, on the job, and at home. To that end, Microsoft is working with other innovators in education and technology to make our mission a reality with major initiatives. Since forming the Education Product Group, Microsoft has made tremendous investments in developing strategies and products to support our mission. The goal of this session is to provide a roadmap of our technology that is relevant to the California Digital Marketplace.
Executive Roundtable - By Invitation Only
Wednesday, August 8, 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm, Crescent Room

Network Technology Group
Sponsor of the MIC07 Wine Tasting Reception
Network Technology Group is a Technology Solutions Provider based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since 1989, NTG has provided innovative business solutions to meet the diverse needs of its clients in over twenty-nine states around the country, and in the District of Columbia. For more information, visit: www.ntg.com

Pearson Higher Education
Exhibit Description
Pearson Learning Solutions (PLS) is the dedicated learning solutions consultancy for the world’s largest educational publisher, Pearson Education. Drawing on the vast Pearson library of educational content, services, and media, PLS offers clients a single access point to the full range of Pearson Education resources and expertise including development of custom publications; learning design expertise for guided-learning materials; subject matter expertise from Pearson’s world-class authors and contributors; development of electronic content in any form and on any platform such as our recently launched online learning program- CourseConnect; and assessment expertise from sister company Pearson Vue. As a leader in custom learning solutions for more than 30 years, Pearson Learning Solutions possesses resources, experience, and a depth of knowledge unrivaled in the industry.  Educators across the nation have benefited from the flexibility of our business by producing customized projects drawn from Pearson’s extensive wealth of educational content and media.

Quality Matters
Exhibit Description

The Quality Matters program has generated widespread interest and received national recognition for our peer-based approach to quality assurance and continuous improvement in online education. We have created review criteria based on the research literature and national standards, incorporated these criteria into an interactive web-based rubric, and developed training and a peer-review process for evaluating course design.

SoftChalk
Exhibit Description
Create Reusable Learning Objects using SoftChalk LessonBuilder –  easily develop engaging, interactive RLOs that integrate with your Learning Management System. With LessonBuilder instructors can create lessons that are SCORM compliant, easy to navigate, professional looking and include pop-up text annotations, interactive comprehension questions, Flash-based activities, and more. Visit our booth or website at http://www.softchalk.com (free trial available!).

TANDBERG - Sponsor of the MIC07 Welcome Reception
Exhibit Description

Connect. Collaborate. Explore.
Whether you're interested in exploring interactive video-enabled classrooms, streaming video sessions or reaching out to the community, TANDBERG has the answer! Visit the TANDBERG booth to find out how visual communication solutions for interactive distance learning give faculty, educators, and staff a secure, easy to use way to connect, collaborate and explore. TANDBERG connects students with teachers across campus, community members with experts in the next town and administrators with resources on another continent. TANDBERG’s mission is to change the way people communicate.  Visit us at www.tandberg.com to learn more!

John Wiley & Sons
Presentation: Case for Institutional Licensing of e-Textbooks
Wednesday, August 8, 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm, Oakley Room
The stakeholders involved in the creation, distribution, acquisition and use of textbooks are increasingly dissatisfied with the current system. Students, instructors, administrators, librarians, and publishers find common cause in several goals:  All want to see lower costs for students, while insuring equity of access, greater accountability and means to measure performance, and to provide teachers and students with the myriad advantages made possible through digital delivery.  Finding a solution means changing the current practices in wholesale ways.  This presentation, from the perspective of a major Higher Education publisher, presents a case for institutional licensing of digital textbooks as the key to achieving these aims.
Executive Roundtable - By Invitation Only
Wednesday, August 8, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Crescent Room
Exhibit Description
Visit the Wiley booth to see WileyPLUS in action—and see how it’s helped over half a million instructors & students achieve positive learning outcomes. With a full e-book and range of text-specific resources, WileyPLUS provides the tools it takes to spend quality time teaching & learning. Instructors easily automate the assignment, grading, and presentation process; and students use self-guided study and practice tools to understand concepts. www.wileyplus.com.

Unicon, Inc.
Exhibit Description
Unicon is the leading provider of open source applications for online campuses including: enterprise portals, collaboration, learning, messaging, and integration technology. Unicon services and supports these solutions for universities, colleges, and corporations. Through collective knowledge, best practices, and domain expertise, Unicon enhances and unlocks the potential of the Online Campus.More at: www.unicon.net.

 
 
 
 
 
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July 6, 2007

 
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