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Subject: NERCOMP - April 12 Events - Register Now


Dear Friends,
On April 12, 2012 at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood, MA., NERCOMP has several events scheduled. Seats are still available, register before it is too late.

For details of each event, click on the link:

" Navigating Today's Mobile Landscape - NERCOMP and STAMATS "
Do you need guidance on how to strategically approach mobile at your University? Do you want to learn how mobile technologies can support and enhance your marketing and engagement initiatives? Then join us at this workshop where we will provide an overview mobile landscape, use statistics, and clear explanations of the alternatives (and the work involved) in different mobile strategies. Using a series of case studies (corporate and higher education), we will review who is doing mobile well, what QR codes are and how they interact with print and mobile technology, how to approach mobile from an strategic and analytical perspective, and how to determine the right solution for you and your organization.

For a full schedule and registration information, please go to:

" Moving in the Right Direction: Lessons Learned From Email Transitions "
Are you approaching an email transition at your institution? Are you in the midst of one now? Join us to benefit from the experiences of colleagues and learn what works and what might fail. We will focus on the whole shebang from multiple perspectives – the good, the bad, and even the ugly. Hope you can join us!

For a full schedule and registration information, please go to:

" Who is the Millennial Student and Why does it Matter? "
Twenty-first century literacy demands the ability to use technology, including visuals and audio segments to enhance personal learning and to communicate more effectively with others (Looney, 2005). Literacy now encompasses more than mere reading and comprehending thoughts from text. Computers, DVD players, cell phones, game consoles, and iPODs (Apple Computer) are now the norm in students’ pre-and post-school day activities. Choices abound within the video game world. Though these claims are not yet universally understood and accepted, initial research into new literacies promotes the notion that a different skill set is required for building competencies online. Are you prepared?

During the session, participants will brainstorm and consider twenty-first century literacy demands as part of this interactive collaborative sharing experience.

For a full schedule and registration information, please go to:

“Northeast Open Initiatives “
Blackboard's recent announcement regarding Moodle and Sakai, and the tremendous chatter it sparked, highlights how critical it is for colleges and universities to understand the alternative business and development models associated with open initiatives; the organizations that support those initiatives, and; how they can affect, not only campus IT policy and practice, but teaching and learning as well. The Open Initiatives SIG offers a timely opportunity to hear from leaders in both open communities and the partners that support them, including:

Michael Feldstein, Online education and technology thought leader and Sakai Board Member Gary Schwartz, Project Manager for the open source calendar, Bedework and Jasig Board Member Brian Jacobs, OER Advocate and Founder & President Akademos, Inc., Gary Gilbert, Software Architect and Sakai Contributor, Unicon Gunnar Hellekson, Chief Technology Strategist, Red Hat

For a full schedule and registration information, please go to:

We would be grateful if you would pass this announcement on to friends and colleagues who might find it of interest.

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Thank you very much.

Lisa DiMauro