February 2008, Volume 9, Number 2
2008 Conference on Information Technology Call for Proposals
Preparations are under way for the 2008 Conference on Information Technology, to be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 19-22. College of Eastern Utah, Salt Lake Community College, and Weber State University will serve as hosts for the 24th annual event exploring the intelligent application of information technology in community and technical colleges.
Proposals to present at the 2008 Conference on Information Technology can be submitted online. The deadline for submitting proposals is March 21, 2008.
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Each year at CIT, Track One focuses on emerging technology believed to be of particular interest to educators. For the 2008 CIT, the special focus of Track One is Web 2.0 and Its Implication for Community Colleges. The constellation of web applications referred to as Web 2.0 (e.g., semantic web, collaborative document sharing, social bookmarking, blogs, podcasts, RSS, aggregators, wikis, social tagging, personal portals, and virtual communities) influences the way many of our students live and work. However, the use of these technologies also creates new challenges and raises many questions about their impact on student learning and institutional management. Do these tools provide more meaningful experiences and better educational outcomes than traditional methods? Have faculty and staff found these technologies useful for collaborating with colleagues? Does Web 2.0 create new security vulnerabilities or require new safeguards? Proposals targeted toward these or other questions related to Web 2.0 are strongly encouraged. Although Web 2.0 and Its Implication for Community Colleges is the special focus of the 2008 CIT, other proposal topics are also strongly encouraged.
Did you attend a presentation at the 2007 CIT that you would like to share with a colleague? All submitted 2007 CIT presentations are available at http://www.volstate.edu/cit/. Also, if you were a presenter at the 2007 CIT and would like to make your presentation available online, please submit your materials to Len.Assante@volstate.edu along with the date your presentation was made.
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