VaBUG CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED
THIS IS JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER....WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US, AND WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU PARTICIPATE AS A PRESENTER FOR THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE!
TIME TO REGISTER!
The Virginia Blackboard Users Group (VaBUG) announces its fifth annual conference, to be held at the Holiday Inn at Valley View, on ! This is a perfect time to enjoy the peak fall foliage in the Roanoke Valley area while you share knowledge and ideas with Blackboard users from across the state.
The Holiday Inn at Valley View is located just a couple of miles off of Interstate 81 and a short distance from the historic downtown market area. It is also just a short drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway, where you will be able to enjoy the beautiful fall colors.
The conference will once again have free registration, so that is even more reason to mark your calendar now.
We have reserved a block of rooms for those of you who want to stay the night.
Please make plans to joins us!
We hope you will add this date to your calendars, and that you will share this information with colleagues at your institution!
This year’s theme is:
“BROADENING EDUCATIONAL HORIZONS”
For more information, please visit our site at http://vabug.org. You can also follow us on FACEBOOK.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS!
The VaBUG Conference Committee is now accepting proposals for our 2014 Annual Conference.
The VaBUG conference is a great opportunity for Blackboard users to discover, discuss, learn, and share best practices. In order to afford our members the best possible personal and professional development opportunities, we are asking instructors, administrators, staff members, and any other interested members to submit proposals for concurrent sessions for this year’s conference. What exciting ways have you been utilizing Blackboard in the past year?
Our conference theme this year is "Broadening Educational Horizons", so we are looking for sessions that focus on using Blackboard to better reach learners and expand the reach of learners' knowledge. The concurrent sessions will be scheduled for 50 minutes (this includes time for questions and answers). Sessions will be organized along the following tracks:
- Blackboard administration
- Instructional design
- Faculty best practices
- K-12 best practices
Please consider participating as a presenter, and pass this message along to someone you feel may be interested in participating. Students, maybe you could get a group together to present to the attending faculty on what you look for in Blackboard or meet with the Blackboard representatives about your needs from the product.
We need your help to make this conference a success! For more information, please contact George Hoffman in the Center for Teaching & Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.