Suggested Session Topics

Participants of the 2000 Conference on Information Technology were asked the following question: "Please list any topics you would like to see featured at future conferences." The following is a list of their responses, for which the League is seeking proposals.

Research/statistical analysis related to online learning
More information of direct interest to librarians
More information about student services and technology
The future of technology and education
Advanced Web development
Intellectual property rights
Managing online courses and e-books
Evaluation of distance education
Hands-on activities related to streaming audio and video
Technology implementation plans
Streaming audio and video strategies
Activity-based learning strategies
Cross discipline teaching strategies using technology
Large vs. small "classes" of online students
The brain and online learning
Integration of technology in the teaching/learning process
Wireless technologies
Voice recognition
PDA technology and teaching
Virtual reality
Instructional Web pages
Faculty development
Inclusion of adjunct faculty into the college mainstream
Legal issues related to IT, especially intellectual property
Strategic planning
Integrated, cross-disciplinary approaches to teaching and learning using technology
Building a shared vision related to technology
Innovative professional development practices
Teaching e-commerce
Course testing and evaluation techniques
Policy-focused sessions (policy development related to technology)
Neural language programming assessments in distance learning
How to evaluate and assess the validity of online learning
Time management for distance learning instructors
Business Services for education pushed to the Web
Vocational specific sessions
Using technology in disciplines other than General Education/English/Liberal Arts
Using Smart Boards in the classroom
Partnerships between librarians and teaching faculty in creating and/or applying Web-based instruction
The role of the library in supporting distance learning
The implications of e-books for faculty, students and the library
Cognitive studies of machine interfaces
Pedagogy related to online courses
How instructors are using WebCT
Alliances and articulation agreements between community colleges and four-year institutions
Technology in libraries and in the delivery of bibliographic information
Computer Literacy vs. Information Literacy vs. Technology Literacy
Building cabling and wiring
Sessions for colleges who still use homegrown software
Student portfolios
Integration of technology in support of Self-Directed Learning
MOOs and other DL elements
Effectively handling groups in DL
Systems for delivering video via cable and fiber
Wireless applications in library/learning resource centers
Techniques for finding funding
Specific topics concerning business/computer courses
How to evaluate DL students
Ways to get more participation from DL students
Sessions on e-commerce, specifically in the area of Web delivery
Curriculum development for traditional and e-business courses
International business and how the US partners/participates/engages
How to develop CD-ROM-based training disks for specific classes
Faculty professional development opportunities
Providing access for students with disabilities
Aligning strategic planning and implementation with technology planning and implementation 
Web design and Web content
Web conferencing and streaming media
Wireless and hand-held devices
Simulations for online laboratory courses
The future of low-cost instructional technology
Libraries and information technology
Administrators dealing with rapid changes in technology
New and emerging technologies
Higher-level hands-on computer skills (MS Project, Visual Basic, Dreamweaver, etc.) 
Dissemination of secure intellectual property via wireless networks
Teaching methods for online classes
Marketing/public relations using technology
Dealing infrastructurally and institutionally with the "digital divide
Deep learning through technology
Desktop video conferencing for day-to-day administration or instruction
How administrators can lead and support for the future
Knowledge management
NetMeeting and conferencing servers
IT staffing
Determining technology-related market needs and developing new programs
Research and survey development technology tools
Technology planning
Providing student services online
Campus organization of online programs
Voice over IP success/failure stories
Online databases
Proxy servers
Assessment of Instructional Technology
Technical support of instruction
Ethics and the future of technology
Reducing health problems related to technology (i.e., carpel tunnel syndrome, radiation, eye or neck strain)
Next steps for community colleges
Helping students deal with technology
Comparing and contrasting technology for instruction
Development of electronic content based on new learning styles and programs
Legal responsibilities to provide technology access to persons with disabilities
Ways technology is being used to open up opportunities for learning to persons who are disabled
Social issues related to technology
Educational visions of the future
Partnering with stakeholders through technology
Research for technology
Acceptable use policies 
Filtering issues
Communications and public relations
Classroom management with technology
Cooperative and collaborative learning using technology
Learning with laptops
Information systems use
Architecture and infrastructure
Purchasing technology
Cabling and networking
Advanced technology training
Effective network management
Hotlines, helpdesks, and online assistance
Total cost of ownership
Desktop control
Deploying technology
Asset management
Recruiting and training quality technology personnel
How to grow a technology coordinator
Faculty competencies and standards
Performance appraisal for technology professionals
Online research
Personal productivity and technology use
Getting started with technology and software
Time management and technology
Record keeping and budgeting using technology
Standards, assessment, and accountability
Managing technical resources
College budgets and business software
Software management
Planning and management software
Online purchasing
Network calendars
Administrative applications
Content providers and external resources
Interactive learning on the Web
Putting courses online
Consortiums for distance education
Augmentative communication
Voice recognition