This online focus session will be held from 12:00 noon to 5:30 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, March 3, and from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, March 4.

All times are listed in Eastern Time. To determine session times in your time zone, please visit The World Clock's Time Zone Converter.

Virtual Learning Space

Presentations will be offered live inside an Adobe Connect virtual learning space. This space is designed to promote active interaction between the presenters, participants, and content. Participants will have ample opportunity to ask the experts and their peers questions, engage in real-life scenarios around mobile learning, and learn about best practices relating to mobile teaching and learning and related initiatives. Don't forget to visit the Learning Commons, to access planning tools and session resources to help you and/or your campus team get the most from this session.

Meeting Agenda

You can view the full focus session agenda or follow the links below for schedule information for specific dates.

Conference Components

  • Keynote and Plenary Sessions: sessions designed to provide a broad overview of the topic, probing contemporary theories and emerging approaches related to the focus session theme.
  • Parking Lot Chats: informal opportunities to interact with the session speakers one-on-one after their sessions have ended. For keynote and plenary presenters, there will be a single parking lot room. Following project parlors, there will be a separate room for each of the three presenters.
  • Project Parlors: a series of sessions presented in a sequential lightning round format exploring a single classroom project, emerging technology, or campus initiative. These take place in the main focus session room.
  • Scenario Discussions: scenario-based team discussions on the focus session theme. Teams will use contemporary campus scenarios or cases to build strategies and solve problems. Campus teams will discuss the scenarios face-to-face at their campus location. Attendees who registered as individuals will be grouped together and directed to an Adobe Connect room for this discussion.
  • Breaks: opportunities to further probe session topics through guided discussion and collaborative activities, conducted with institutional teams or individuals virtually.

Hosting an On-Site Event

ELI offers both individual and team fall focus session registration packages. Individual registrations are designed for single participants who plan to participate in the event from their own computer. Registrants will receive a single login and will be assigned to virtual teams for discussions and team-based activities. Team registrations receive a single login and a customizable team resource packet to be used for hosting a face-to-face group around the online focus session content. Don't forget to access the resources housed inside the Learning Commons, to promote your event, plan your team interaction, and encourage discussion.

Virtual Social Networking

Focus Session Advisory Group

ELI focus sessions are informed, planned and organized by ELI members who are most engaged, passionate, and experienced in the selected theme. ELI thanks the 2010 Spring Focus Session Advisory Group.

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