Workshop Announcement

Instructional Technology Workshop

A two-day workshop for instructional technologists at NWACC member institutions will be held in Portland, OR.

Registration is now closed. If you would like to attend, please contact office@nwacc.org.

Dates: October 17-18, 2007 (beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Oct 17th and ending at 4:00 p.m. on Oct 18th).
Location: George Fox University Portland Campus
Keynote Speaker : Dr. Moira Gunn, Host, Tech Nation & BioTech Nation; Author, "Welcome to BioTech Nation: My Unexpected Odyssey into the Land of Small Molecules, Lean Genes, and Big Ideas"
Agenda: Download the Program here.

Workshop Focus
A major challenge for instructional technologists is keeping pace with rapid, unrelenting change. For instance, the ways in which teachers and learners use the web as a platform are undergoing radical changes that have been broadly characterized under the heading: Web 2.0. This second-generation of web uses and services includes social-networking, blogs, wikis, collaborative tagging, mobile computing, syndication, and virtual worlds. In order to help educational communities make sense of the second generation web, instructional technologists must form strong networks from which to share information and resources. This peer workshop allows instructional technologists from the region to share their experiences and insights on ways to improve support for educational technologies.

Intended Participants
Information technologists, librarians, or others from NWACC member institutions who assist faculty, students, and staff make effective uses of educational technologies are welcome to participate in this workshop. One seat is reserved for each NWACC school. Additional seats will be made available to others from NWACC schools, on a first come first served basis, after the registration deadline date.

Workshop Goals
Through this workshop, instructional technologies will have an opportunity to build a community of practice, share ideas and experiences, explore new solutions, and make use of the collaborative environment that the second generation web provides. A desired outcome of this workshop is the creation of a long-term network of Northwest instructional technologists who will communicate and collaborate as new approaches and best practices emerge.

Fees and Meals: The workshop registration fee and all meals during the workshop (dinner on 10/17 and breakfast and lunch on 10/18) will be paid by NWACC.

Location and Directions: The Portland workshop will be held at George Fox University Portland Center, located at 12753 SW 68th Ave, Portland, OR. Click here for driving directions from the hotel, Fairfield Inn & Suites.

Lodging: Room costs at the workshop hotel will be covered directly by NWACC for up to 2 nights, though participants need to make their own reservations. Attendees will need to present a credit card at check-in to cover incidental costs. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Lake Oswego Fairfield Inn & Suites. To make your reservation, please call 503-670-7557 and request the George Fox room rate. Please reserve your room by September 30.

Travel Reimbursements: Attendees traveling to workshops from 75 to 200 miles away (one way) are eligible for a travel reimbursement of up to $100. Attendees traveling from more than 200 miles away are eligible for reimbursement to a maximum of $300. Reimbursement requests need to be submitted within 14 days of the event and require original receipts.

Questions: Please email office@nwacc.org or call 503-777-7254 if you have questions.