Monday, April 09, 2012

2012 Social Learning Summit - Sessions Posted and Call for Volunteers!

The 2012 Social Learning Summit is coming up fast, and we have some important and fun information!

The 2012 Social Learning Summit is a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 and the Discovery Educator Network, on Saturday, April 21st, 2012, from 9:00am - 3:00pm US Eastern Time. The conference theme is the use of social media and Web 2.0 in teaching and learning. This is a free event, with a focus on inclusion and participation. All sessions will be publicly available to attend through the online Blackboard Collaborate platform, and every session will be recorded and made available immediately following the conference. More information is available at

The accepted sessions can be seen here: The actual hour-by-hour conference schedule, as well as instructions for participating, will be posted on the Summit website on April 13th.

In the meantime, we are looking for volunteer moderators to help session presenters who may be using Blackboard Collaborate for the first time! If you are Collaborate-comfortable (or think you could become so quickly!), we would ask that you also sign up to be a volunteer moderator. This is a terrific community event, and a nervous presenter will greatly appreciate your help!

Volunteers should 1) use volunteer sign-up page is at to select specific times to volunteer, 2) join the volunteer group at to receive special volunteer notices, and 3) look at the training page and training session calendar at  Please encourage any colleagues to help out as well. :)  Thank you so much!

Finally, please promote the Summit far and wide! The main URL for the conference is, the Twitter hashtag is #sociallearningsummit, and a page with logos and artwork is at

See you online!

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