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SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 24 - March 19, 1998

"The Impact of Technology on the Learning Environment" is the theme of a national symposium that will be held at Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center on March 30-31. The symposium, which is the capstone event for the university's 125th anniversary celebration, will feature a number of nationally and internationally recognized speakers and presenters. For registration information, call the conference registrar at 1-5182. The schedule for the two-day event appears below.

"The Impact of Technology on the Learning Environment"

A Two-day Symposium, March 30-31

Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center

March 30, 1998
7:30-9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast Service
Location: Lobby, Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center
9:00-10:00 a.m. Welcome/Introduction of Speaker: Charles W. Steger,
vice president for Development and University Relations,
Virginia Tech
Session Keynote Address: John D. Bransford, co-director, Learning Technology Center, Vanderbilt University
"When Learning Theory Meets Classrooms and Technology:
Opportunities and Issues"
Location: DBHCC auditorium,
10:00-10:15 a.m. Break Service
Location: DBHCC ambulatory
10:15-11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
(1) John D. Bransford, co-director,
Learning Technology Center, Vanderbilt University
"Follow-up"
(2) Ronald D. Kriz, director,
Laboratory for Scientific Visual Analysis, Virginia Tech
"The Virginia Tech CAVE(TM): Breaking Barriers in Research and Education"
(3) Margaret Driscoll, web-based training consultant
"Way Cool! Real Tools? An Analysis of Web-Based Training
for Educators"
11:15-11:30 a.m. Break Service
Location: DBHCC ambulatory
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
(1) Lynne Gilfillan, Argon Engineering Associates, Inc.
"Classrooms and Research Organizations as Partners in the Development of Educational Technologies: Results from the Computer-Aided Education and Training Initiative (CAETI)"
(2) Steven E. Markham, director, AT&T Center for the Scientific Visualization of Organizations, Virginia Tech "Visualizing Organizational Performance at AT&T: How Graphics Can Help Run a Factory"
(3) TOURS
(1) Math Emporium
(2) MultiMedia Lab
12:30-12:45 p.m. Break
12:45-2:15 p.m. Luncheon/Award Presentation/Session Keynote Address
Location: DBHCC Commonwealth Dining Room
Award Presentation: Jane Ryland, president, CAUSE
Ron Heinz, vice president of worldwide sales, Novell
Featured Speaker: Eli M. Noam, director, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information "Will the Book Become the Dumb Medium?"
Introduction of Speakers: Earving L. Blythe, vice president for information systems, Virginia Tech
2:15-2:30 p.m. Break
2:30-3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
(1) Eli M. Noam, director,
Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
"Follow-up"
(2) Robin Sproat, Expert Media
"Synergistic Learning Paradigms:
Transforming the Learner and Trainer"
(3) Jane Falls and Larry Harris, Virginia Tech; Betty C. Blair and Tammy McGraw, Franklin County Schools Panel Discussion: "Partnerships for the Future."
3:30-3:45 p.m. Break Service
Location: DBHCC ambulatory
3:45-4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
(1) Jerry Niles and Joy Colbert, Virginia Tech; Thomas D. Morgan and Cheryl Lindeman, Central Virginia Governor's School for Science/Technology
Panel Discussion: "TILT--Teaching Inquiry with the Latest Technology"
(2) Bruce Chaloux, director, Southern Regional Educational Board Electronic Campus Initiative
"The SREB Electronic Campus"
(3) TOURS
(1) The CAVE(TM)
(2) Music Department
(3) MultiMedia Lab
4:45-5:30 p.m. Break
5:30-7:30 p.m. Reception/Dinner
Location: DBHCC foyer/Commonwealth Dining Room
8:00-9:00 p.m. Symposium Keynote Speaker: Don Tapscott, author,
Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation and
The Digital Economy: Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence
"Reinventing Education for the 21st Century"
Introduction of Speaker: Paul E. Torgersen, president, Virginia Tech
Location: Squires Colonial Hall
(Open to the public)
Reception immediately following in the Williamsburg Room.
March 31, 1998
7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast Service
Location: DBHCC lobby,
8:30-9:30 a.m. Welcome/Introduction of Speaker: Charles W. Steger, Vice president, for Development and University Relations, Virginia Tech.
Session Keynote Address: Margaret A. "Peg" Miller, president, American Association of Higher Education
"The Land Grant College in Cyberspace"
Location: DBHCC auditorium
9:30-9:40 a.m. Break Service
Location: DBHCC ambulatory
9:40-10:40 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
(1) Margaret A. "Peg" Miller, president,
American Association of Higher Education
"Technology and How We Work"
(2) Susan Saltrick, vice president and director for new media, Addison Wesley Longman, New York
"College Learning Materials: The Next Generation"
(3) Mary Miller, president, Interactive Design and Development
"Learning without Limits: Yes We Can"
10:40-10-:50 a.m. Break Service
Location: DBHCC ambulatory
10:50-11:50 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
(1) Hal and Vicki Brackett, Virginia Tech Training and
Technical Assistance Center
"Assistive Technologies: An Overview"
(2) M. David Merrill, ID2 Research Group,
Utah State University
"An Easy-to-Use Tool for Building Interactive Learning
Environments: A Demonstration"
(3) TOURS
(1) The CAVE(TM)
(2) Math Emporium
(3) Music Department
11:50 a.m.-noon Break
Noon-1:10 p.m. Luncheon/Address
Location: DBHCC Commonwealth Dining Room
Speaker: Susan Saltrick, vice president and director of
new media, Addison Wesley Longman, New York
"Through a Dark Wood"
Introduction of Speaker: David Ford, vice provost for academic affairs, Virginia Tech
1:10-1:20 p.m. Break
1:20-3:15 p.m. Session Keynote Speaker/Follow-up:
Charles "Chic" Thompson, director,
Creative Management Group; Author, What a Great Idea!
"What a Great Idea!"
Introduction of Speaker: Anne H. Moore, director, Information Technology Initiative, Virginia Tech
Location: DBHCC auditorium
3:15-3:30 p.m. Break Service
Location: DBHCC ambulatory
3:30-4:30 p.m. TOURS
(1) The CAVE(TM)
(2) Music Department
(3) MultiMedia Lab
4:30 p.m. Adjourn