Collaborative Learning 2002 - A Virtual Conference on Collaborative Online & Blended Learning (CL2002)

Venue: Online Virtual Conference

Location: Online, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 19, 2002 End Date/Time: Nov 23, 2002
Early Registration Date: Oct 31, 2002
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Come join a weeklong virtual conference to explore the world of collaborative e-Learning and blended learning!

Collaborative Learning 2002 is a virtual conference that brings together leading companies, practitioners, and thought leaders in an online “learning community” environment to:

Explore emerging trends in collaborative e-learning and blended learning

Learn how organizations like Hewlett-Packard, American Express and Capella University approach collaborative learning

Obtain practical tips, models, tools, and templates for bringing collaborative e-learning, blended learning and learning communities to your own organization

Network with other professionals from corporations, universities, consulting firms, non-profits, and vendors

For four days, November 19-22, learning, training and technology professionals will join together for online presentations from experts in the field. Participants will engage in structured conversations around practical issues related to delivering learning-focused programs and initiatives that involve collaboration and explore options for selecting and using specific collaborative technologies and group processes.

Collaborative Learning 2002 opens on November 19 with six keynote presentations. Each day, new conference rooms open where additional keynote speakers deliver presentations and engage in online dialogue with attendees. The conference concludes on November 23 with a virtual “panel discussion” that summarizes the conference and outlines implications for the future of collaborative learning.

Presentation topics include:

Learning in the New Economy
Marcia Conner, Executive Director and Co-founder, Learnativity & Editor-in-Chief, Learning in the New Economy Magazine (LiNE Zine)

eLearning Trends and Technologies
Jay Cross, Founder & CEO, Internet Time Group & CEO, eLearning Forum

Development on Demand: Management & Executive Development at HP
Peter Bartlett, eLearning Manager, Management & Executive Development, Hewlett-Packard Company

Building Blended Learning Standards & Practices at Lucent
Doug Bedinger, Manager, Lucent Learning Organization, Lucent Technologies

Problem Based Learning Instructional Design: Opportunities for Collaboration
Cheryl Fisher, E-Learning Manager, National Institutes of Health & Instructor, University of Phoenix Online

Building Communities for Collaborative Learning
Soren Kaplan, Ph.D., Co-Founder & Managing Director, iCohere

Putting Conversation to Work – Building the Knowledge Management Network
Cliff Figalo & Nancy Rhine, Co-Founders, SociAlchemy

Online Facilitation – Tools & Techniques
Nancy White, Founder & President, Full Circle Associates

Tips for Teaching Synchronously
Jennifer Hofmann, President, InSynch Training Synergy

Distance Learning Best Practices
Cynthia Loubier, Ph.D., Andragogics Learning & Instructor, University of Phoenix and Eliane Vidil, Andragogics Learning

Collaboration & Learning for Virtual Teams
Janet Salmons, School of Business, Capella University & President, Salmons & Associates

Using Rich Media Content for Collaboration & Learning
Phil Smith, Founder & CEO, REPLAY Rich Media


What is Collaborative Learning 2002?
Collaborative Learning 2002 is a virtual conference conducted online, over a four-day period. Like traditional face-to-face conferences, Collaborative Learning 2002 provides access to presentations by industry experts, networking opportunities, and a variety of resources including white papers, articles, tools and templates, reference lists and other information. The entire event is accessible via the Internet using a standard web browser and attendees can login and participate at any time that fits their schedule, day or night.

Who should attend?
If you are involved in any of the following areas, Collaborative Learning 2002 is for you:

§ Training
§ E-Learning
§ Distance Education
§ Leadership Development
§ Human Resources
§ Knowledge Management
§ Information Technology
§ Collaboration Technology
§ Organizational Development
§ Online Communities
§ Communities of Practice

How does a virtual conference work?
A virtual conference is like a traditional conference but attendees don’t need to travel, incur travel expenses, or spend time going to and from the event – the entire conference is held online over a specific period of time. Accessible through a password protected website, the conference includes all of the tools and technology necessary to deliver content-rich presentations, provide useful resources, and foster a true “learning community.”

Through real-time and asynchronous (occurring over time) interactions, attendees participate in introductions, presentations, Q&A sessions, informal networking and even facilitated “breakout groups”. Most of the presentations are delivered in the form of narrated PowerPoint slideshows that can be accessed and viewed at any time during the conference. Attendees may then post questions and interact with the presenter and each other inside the presenter’s virtual conference room.

A “Virtual Café” provides a forum for structured networking and breakout group collaborations on attendee-defined topics. A directory of participant profiles, instant messaging and virtual meeting rooms encourage additional networking and knowledge sharing. In addition, a variety of resources including speakers’ presentations, white papers, articles, and website links are available to all participants through a searchable knowledgebase.

Why does the conference last for four days?
The conference lasts for four days to ensure that you have ample opportunity to see all presentations, ask questions and obtain answers, and network with others. Since most presentations, virtual conference rooms, and breakout group areas involve asynchronous (over time) interactions, four days allows sufficient time for people to login and participate in ways that fit their busy schedules.

Once the conference is over, will I have access to the archives?
Yes. The conference site will remain open and accessible for 60 days following the end of the event.

Are there special group rates or group activities available?
Yes. If you have a group of five or more people, contact us and we will provide you with a group discount. In addition, we will create a private collaboration space along side the other conference activities so your group can discuss implications and ideas pertinent to your organization.

What are the technical requirements to participate?
To participate, all you need is an Internet connection (at least 56K recommended), web browser, and Macromedia’s free Flash plug-in. If you’re using Windows you’ll need either Internet Explorer version 5 or later or Netscape Navigator version 6.2 or later. If you’re using a Mac, you’ll need Netscape Navigator 6.2 or later.

United States

Additional Information

The “early bird discount” registration fee is US $149. After November 1, the registration fee is US $199.