Friday, April 11, 2014

Online Teaching Conference - June 20-21 in San Diego

Early Bird pricing ends April 11th!

Register today to take advantage of the Early Bird registration prices! This year OTC attendees will be part of three fabulous keynote sessions:
  • Martha J. Kantor, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Higher Education and Senior Fellow at New York University, Former Chancellor of Foothill-DeAnza CCD and Under-Secretary of Education for the US Dept. of Education 
  • Lynda Weinman, Co-founder and Executive Chair of
  • Jonathan Finkelstein, Executive Producer of LearningTimes, and Director of the BadgeOS Project 
In addition, attendees will be able to choose from ovaer 40 different breakout sessions, network with industry experts, and much, much more!

Register now to take advantage of the Early Bird price!

$198 Early Bird (through April 11, 2014)
$235 regular (April 12-June 6, 2014)
$270 on-site (After June 6, 2014)

Breakfasts and lunches included.

iPad Workshops

Are you interested in technology and iPads in the classroom? Don't have an iPad but want one? Or maybe you already have an iPad and want to learn how to use it more effectively in your course?

Check out the iPad Workshop Sessions offered during the regular conference this year! Space is limited, so register early to ensure your place.

Which OTC'14 Conference Sessions will you attend?

The full Session* list is now available on our website! There are many options to choose from - topics to format, OTC has something for you! Be sure to visit now and mark your interests so you're ready to plan your conference days! Here's a peek of what's on the horizon.... also, be sure to check out the slide share with additional details!

The New Online Education Initiative, Educational Planning Tool, and Common Assessment for the CCCs
Bonnie Edwards and Gary Bird

Three new California Community College projects received funding in the past year. These projects are likely to change the face and structure of online education for all California Community Colleges in future years. Learn what’s going on with these projects and when instructors can expect to be able to benefit from their services and products.
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YouTube Editor - Easy Ways to Make Your Video Shine!
Donna Eyestone

Come learn some easy tips to turn the video you shoot from your webcam or your phone into something you'd want to show off! A little pre-planning can make your footage shine. See how you can easily edit out all the stuff no one wants to see, add a title, edit in clips from others, and caption your content - all with YouTube.
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Familia Online: Overcoming the Isolation of Online Learning
Marc Coronado

How do you create a sense of community in an online class? Student retention and success are directly linked to student engagement, but unfortunately, online classes can sometimes lack the human touch that these nurtures connections. Three De Anza Community College students will share their goals, experiences, and hopes for the future of education online.
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Caveats for Use of Social Media for Teaching
Judy Baker

Social media and cloud services, (such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and more), can provide engaging and powerful learning experiences for our students. Find out how to provide your innovative faculty with the guidance they need to use social media and cloud services for instruction responsibly and effectively.
(read more)

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*All sessions subject to change without notice.

Book your hotel room now and save!

This year the OTC will be held at the Town and Country Resort Hotel - just minutes from the vibrant nightlife of Downtown San Diego, the oasis of beautiful Mission Valley, the high-end shopping at Fashion Valley and the thrill of San Diego’s beaches and attractions. Book your room there and enjoy a leisurely stroll thru their lush gardens and beautiful landscapes to the conference meetings. No car, no cab, no traffic!

The discounted group rate of $125.00+ (State Per Diem Rate) is based on availability! Book your stay before availability runs out and before May 29, 2014 to receive the discounted group rate.

Book Online

OR Call 800.772.8527 and ask for the Online Teaching Conference block of rooms.

Note that registration for the conference does not include a room reservation at the hotel. You will need to contact the hotel directly to reserve a sleeping room.

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