Down the Hall – Episode 53 – IP Telling You

Two of the major aspects of Education that are becoming more prominent in recent times are internationalization and technology.

It’s also usually quite sunny in Vancouver in July.

So why not have a conference in Vancouver in July?

This week’s episode is almost entirely devoted to the upcoming IPTEL conference (International Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Learning) conference, being held on the UBC campus July 11-13, 2013. First, Dave interviews Dr. Tom Sork about how the conference came about, what kinds of presentations there will be, and what organizers are looking for.

Also, please note that the Call for Proposal deadline has been extended to March 30 since the episode was recorded (Tom and your hosts both say March 15 on the episode).

Then, Dave interviews Connie Baird and Belva Collins from the University of Kentucky, who were heavily involved in the idea for doing the IPTEL conference. They provide information on how it came about from their perspective, as well as some insight into the Online Distance Education graduate certificate program being offered by the university. A cohort of students from the program will be attending IPTEL, so welcome to them!

Meanwhile, your hosts are pining for Spring, and talking about a busy February.

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More details, including the link to the episode itself and the time stamps, after the jump.

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Episode 53 (38:17)

Time Stamps

00:23 | Introduction
08:26 | Interview #1

Interview with Dr. Tom Sork about the IPTEL conference (International Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Learning (not “Technology-Enhanced Education” as Dave stated multiple times in this episode))

14:21 | Interview #2

Interview with Connie Baird and Belva Collins, University of Kentucky, about the IPTEL conference as well as distance education programs at the University of Kentucky

32:56 | What’s Happening in PDCE?

Check out the new look for the PDCE web site!

Master of Museum Education (MED2)  – Application Deadline: March 10, 2013

Master of Home Economics Education (HEE2) – Application Deadline: March 28, 2013

Keep an eye out for our Summer programs, coming up, including the Historical Thinking Project, with a course in Toronto and in Halifax.



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