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Shaping the Future: New Possibilties for Online Learning
Post University is hosting the Second Annual Online Learning Conference

One Day Only         Friday, April 20, 2012         Mattatuck Museum
$125 Conference Registration Fee (includes breakfast, lunch, and closing reception)

Featured Speaker
Dr. PrattKeynote Speaker - Steve Hargadon

Futurist Steve Hargadon will deliver The Future of Education keynote address. Steve pioneered the use of social networking in education and is the host of the Future of Education Interview Series (see Steve is also the founder of the Web 2.0 Labs. He blogs, speaks, and consults on the future of education and educational technology. Steve is the Emerging Technologies Chair for ISTE, the author of “Educational Networking: The Important Role Web 2.0 will Play in Education,” the recipient of the 2010 Technology in Learning Leadership Award (CUE), and a blogger at He has consulted for PBS, Intel, Ning, Blackboard, Microsoft, KnowledgeWorks Foundation, CoSN, MERLOT, the U.S. State Department, and others on educational technology and specifically on social networking. We expect this to be a wonderful kickoff to a day filled with stimulating sessions.

The conference’s roster of presenters includes:
Workload and Value Perceptions of Adult MBA Learners and Instructors partaking in Asynchronous Discussions
Zvi Goldman, Ph.D., MBA – Academic Program Manager, MBA – Post University

How to Turn an Online Course into a Mission to Save the World
Roger Travis, Ph.D., MA – Associate Professor of Literature, Culture and Languages – University of Connecticut

Discuss - Quick, Light and Mobile
Hendree Milward – Math Instructor – Tunxis Community College

Increasing Student Engagement using Rapid Authoring & Audio Visual Content: Being Present in your Class
Claude Beaumier Abbott, M.Ed. – Adjunct Faculty, Post University, CIS Program and Adjunct Faculty, Naugatuck Valley Community Technical College, CIS & Business Applications / Thomas M. Abbott, MBA – Academic Program Manager, Business Administration – Post University

Uses of Social Media in Education: Modes, Methods, Media and Architectures
Jerald D. Cole – Chair, Department of Instructional Technology, School of Education – University of Bridgeport

Innovative Active Learning Instructional Activities
Daniel Mercier – Assistant Director Institute of Teaching and Learning – University of Connecticut
Oskar Harmon – Associate Professor of Economics – University of Connecticut
Andy DePalma – Assistant Extension Professor, Continuing Studies – University of Connecticut
Roger Travis, Ph.D., MA – Associate Professor of Literature, Culture and Languages – University of Connecticut

Shaping Collaborations, Alliances and Partnerships in Online Higher Education
Frank Mulgrew – President, Online Education Institute of Post University
Ronald Black, Ph.D. – Academic Program Manager for Online Master of Education Program Higher Education Administration Concentration – Post University

Individualized Instruction for All: Using Knewton Adaptive Learning™ to Improve Education
Ken Goldstein, VP of Sales – Knewton

Enhancing the Internship Experience with Blackboard Vista
Cher Shannon, MHSA, LADC – Professor, Program Coordinator - Drug & Alcohol Recovery Counselor and Human Services – Gateway Community College

Conference Schedule
8:00 Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30 Welcome by Frank Mulgrew, President, Post University Online Education Institute
8:45 Keynote Speech—”The Future of Education” by Steve Hargadon
10:00 Concurrent Sessions (3)
11:15 Concurrent Sessions (3)

12:15 Lunch & Networking
1:15 Concurrent Sessions (3)
2:30 Concurrent Sessions (3)
3:30 Closing Remarks / Wine & Cheese Reception
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