Distance Learning Pioneers to Address E-Gov’s eLearning Conference
E-Gov today announced its first E-Learning Conference will take place September 12-13, 2001 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The United States Army Adjutant General, Brigadier General Kathryn G. Frost, will keynote at the event, and will discuss her involvement with eArmyU (formerly Army University Access Online). The Conference also will address the use of E-Learning tools to create virtual classroom experiences that improve employee recruitment, retention, and workforce enhancement.
eArmyU, the Army’s online university, aims to equip 80,000 soldiers over the next five years with the latest technologies and quality online learning experiences. In addition to providing computer hardware and connectivity, eArmyU will allow soldiers to earn post-secondary degrees and technical certifications online anytime, anywhere. Brigadier General Frost will discuss how the service is assembling more than a dozen technology providers and 29 accredited higher education partners to educate today’s Army.
E-Learning continues to transform at all levels of government, from small programs to agency- and department-wide efforts. At E-Gov’s E-Learning Conference, government and industry keynote speakers will provide attendees with first-hand knowledge of their organizations’ E-Learning challenges and successes. The full keynote lineup for this new event includes:
- Brigadier General Kathryn G. Frost, The Adjutant General, United States Army “Army Leads with Distance Education”
Wednesday, September 12, 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
- Matthew Pittinsky, Chairman, Blackboard, Inc.
“The Internet as a Powerful Environment for Teaching and Learning”
Thursday, September 13, 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
- Dr. Gerald Heeger, President, University of Maryland University College
“Click vs. Mortar: How E-Learning is Reinventing Education”
Thursday, September 13, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
“E-Learning and continuing education are critical to employee retention and workforce recruitment,” said Charles A. Lockard, General Manager, E-Gov, a 101communications company. “We designed the E-Learning Conference program specifically for those individuals charged with educating the public sector’s digital workforce. The Conference program will allow these professionals to gain important insight into the electronic and distance learning methods best suited for their organization’s operations.”
The E-Learning Conference includes 21 sessions addressing a range of concerns such as:
E-Learning regulations, emerging standards, mobile learning, and instructional design. The Conference tracks are:
- Essentials for E-Learning Management
- Tactics and Technologies in E-Learning Today
- Delivering Optimal E-Learning Content
In addition to the Conference, E-Gov offers a free one-day Exhibition on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is an opportunity for attendees to speak with representatives involved with helping the public sector train and educate today’s online workforce. In conjunction with the Exhibition, the E-Learning Conference also will host a four-session Free Professional Education Program, with topics ranging from fundamentals and standards to virtual classrooms and effective content. For more information on this curriculum, please visit www.e-gov.com.