LSC-Online hosts e-Learning Symposium on Nov. 12

Published on: September 29, 2009

Lone Star College-Online is hosting a first of its kind e-Learning Symposium on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the new LSC-University Park.

The symposium is intended for distance-learning faculty from around the region.

The event will feature distance-learning experts from universities and colleges across the state of Texas and will focus on e-learning theories, innovations and technologies.

“We’re excited to be able to host this event that will feature some of the most well-known professionals in this industry,” said Nita Shiro, lead instructional technologist, LSC-Online.

Keynote speaker for the symposium is Dr. Darcy Hardy, assistant vice chancellor for executive affairs and executive director of the University of Texas TeleCampus. There will also be a special guest presentation by Ray Henderson, the recently-appointed president of Blackboard Learn. Breakout session presentations and panel discussions from a variety of additional experts will be offered throughout the day.

This day-long schedule of learning is targeted toward those interested in learning the latest trends and opportunities for enhancing the success of students – distance-learning administrators, faculty, designers and specialists; Web course developers; and continuing education professionals.

The conference agenda is posted on the LSC-Online website at: http://LoneStar.edu/lsc-online.

The e-Learning Symposium will be held at LSC-University Park, on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Registration is available online.

LSC-Online recently offered a $500 student scholarship online and because of the overwhelming response, officials plan to offer an additional scholarship based on the registration at the e-Learning Symposium – a portion of the registration proceeds will be used for an additional $500 student scholarship.

For additional information about the conference, contact Nicole Foley-Nelson, business manager with LSC-Online at 832.813.6897, or by email at Nicole.D.Foley@LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 58,000 students in credit classes this fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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