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Community of Educational Technology Support (ComETS) Symposium, Thursday, March 22

This news item expired March 24, 2012. It may contain out-of-date information.

The 2012 ComETS Symposium will be held from noon to 5:00 p.m. on March 22 in the ISU Memorial Union and will focus on mobile computing, and mobile-enabled computing strategies.

The event will start in the Sun Room with a panel discussion on eTexts, which will be followed by the keynote from Dr. George Saltsman, Executive Director of the Adams Center for Teaching & Learning at Abilene Christian University (ACU). His presentation, "Empowering the Academy for the Digital Age", will address the progression of documented knowledge from the Stone Age to today, and engage the audience in the issues related to the information explosion and the need for computer-mitigated strategies for accessing it. ACU has been deploying iPhones to incoming freshmen since 2009 and has established a rich set of anytime/anywhere services for their students. This is a must-see presentation for anyone interested in mobile technology in higher-education.

The Symposium will also feature the popular "lightning strike" sessions; 10-minute presentations by ISU faculty and instructional support staff on technology innovations and strategies. The day will conclude with a student panel addressing mobile technology use on campus, including a fresh 2012 survey of student needs on mobile computing.

There is no charge for attending, but registration is requested. Visit the ComETS Symposium page for more information and to sign up.