When: Thursday, November 5, 2009 6pm Second Life Time
Where: Second Life at ISTE Island Events
Event support is coming from ISTE, Metanomics and the University of Michigan.
The federal government of the United States of America has assembled an 18 person team to update and revise the National Education Technology Plan. Their report deadline is November 11, 2009. There will be a community meeting in Second Life for educational technology stakeholders to provide input into the planning process. Currently, we expect that a representative of the national team will be present as an observer at the SL event.
The event coordinator is Perplexity Peccable (RL: Patricia F. Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org). Perplexity is the University of Michigan Emerging Technologies Librarian for the Health Sciences, and the community manager for Wolverine Island in SL. Contact Perplexity for more information or to volunteer support or services for this event.
Information on prior versions of the plan is available here:
National Educational Technology Plan: http ://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/plan/index.html
Information on the current planning process is available here:
National Educational Technology Plan: https ://edtechfuture.org/
The team is seeking input from the public. You can join the conversation on their website here.
Opportunities for Input: https ://edtechfuture.org/?page_id=888
“If you had five minutes to talk with President Obama about educational technology, what would you say?”
The key topic discussion points are these.
* Learning: Providing unprecedented access to high-quality learning experiences.
* Assessment: Measuring what really matters and providing the information that enables continuous improvement at all levels of the education system.
* Teaching: New ways to support those who support learning.
* Productivity: Redesigning systems and processes to free up education system resources to support learning.
4 Sims allocated for this meeting, all at the ISTE site:
If any CSU Chico faculty or staff would like to attend this virtual conference, please contact Ann Steckel in the Technology & Learning Program at X6780.