DETC Fall Distance Education Workshop
October 3-5, 2010
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa * Denver, CO
More than 120 people gathered at the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa in Denver, Colorado October 3-5 to attend the DETC Fall Workshop.
The workshop featured a dozen richly informative sessions, including a Q&A on Federal Perceptions and Initiatives, a presentation on monitoring faculy communications, and a panel presentation on working with third-party call centers.
The Fall Workshop aslo gave attendees the chance to get some hands-on experience during an afternoon of "bring-your-own-laptop" sessions. Attendees could try using video in distance education, building a personal lerning network, or test a variety of Web 2.0 tools to use in education.
The Fall Workshop featured the continuation of several new ways for attendees to connect with DETC, session presenters, and with each other.
The Workshop website included an interactive map with directions to the hotel, an online copy of the Program, and contained information for speakers, attendees, and exhibitors.
During the meeting, the online Program featured biographical information for presenters, downloadable presentations and session handouts, and online session evaluations. Attendees could even get a sneak peek at the menus for lunch and dinner!
But not all of the meeting's new features were online. The Workshop was the one-year anniversary of the highly-reviewed Meeting Mentoring program that debuted during the 2009 Fall Workshop.
The program, designed to help make new attendees feel more at ease, paired experienced DETC meeting goers with first-time meeting attendees. The program gave first-time meeting attendees the opportunity to meet and learn from an experienced DETC member, and have a friendly contact to talk to and ask questions of throughout the meeting. Mentors gained the opportunity of meeting new colleagues and sharing their expertise.
The learning doesn’t stop just because the meeting is over. Interested in reviewing a presentation, or getting a copy of some handouts? Both are available online, by visiting the Workshop Program page of the meeting Web site. Looking to connect with other attendees? A final version of the Workshop registration list also is available.
Please contact Robert Chalifoux, DETC’s Director of Media and Events, via phone (202-234-5100, ext. 104) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
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