National University Telecommunications Network Technology Cruise: Phoenix 2005

October 17, 2005

November 30 –December 2, 2005
Hosted by the University of Advancing Technology

Join the National University Telecommunications Network for its second annual hands-on cruise to see technology and distance learning applications in action. We encourage you to forward this information to colleagues on your campus.

Why should you attend?
Constant advances in technology coupled with continuing changes in organizational structure are going to be a part of the future of learning.

You should begin planning now to take advantage of these new products and processes. The NUTN Technology Cruise: Phoenix 2005, in beautiful Arizona, provides the unique opportunity to personally interact with the experts that are making things happen. You will bring back to your campuses knowledge of the latest technologies being targeted for learning systems of tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

4:00 – 5:00 Welcome, UNIVERSITY OF ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY (UAT) UAT has created a unique and exciting learning environment that is quite different than that of a traditional institution. Not only using the latest learning technologies, but fostering an appreciation and understanding of technology within our society, UAT is one model for the education system and process of tomorrow – but here today. UAT focuses on degrees that include development of gaming software design, artificial life, programming, and network and technology management.

5:30 – 7:30 Opening Reception at ARIZONA BOTANICAL GARDENS


Thursday, December 1, 2005


Air Force Research Laboratories (Simulation Center) Have you wondered what it is like to fly in an F-16 fighter jet? Our visit to the Air Force Research Laboratories will provide the opportunity to participate in the Lab’s 4-ship F-16 Test Bed, competing with each other in a simulated learning exercise. Don’t forget your motion sickness pills!

Also included will be demonstrations of the AWACS Control Station, a visit to the briefing/debriefing facility, and a review of the fighter pilot training process.

12:30 – 1:30 Sterling Building And Internet 2 Hub For Phoenix (not confirmed)

2:00 – 3:30 KNOWN FOR ITS UNIQUE SCALABLE MODELS OF DELIVERY University of Phoenix Online Founded in 1976, University of Phoenix was one of the first accredited universities to offer online college education with complete degree programs via the Internet and has served more than 171,000 working professionals. Its commitment to educational excellence and unsurpassed student service has made it the leading accredited university offering online courses in the United States.

3:45 – 5:00 THE VIRTUAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE SERVING A WORLDWIDE STUDENT BODY Rio Salado Community College When it comes to innovation in higher education, Rio Salado Community College is a recognized leader with students in every state and on six continents. Rio Salado, the Maricopa Community College “without walls,” serves the educational needs of over 55,000 busy working adults through eLearning, collaborative workforce development partnerships, accelerated formats, and adult basic education

Friday, December 2, 2005

9:30 – 10:30 NEW RESEARCH MODELS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY Arizona State University (ASU) PRISM PROJECT: Partnership for Research in Spatial Modeling PRISM is the focal point at ASU for interdisciplinary research in modeling and visualization to permit intelligent analysis and create spatial and dynamic knowledge.

10:45 – 11:45 NEW FRONTIERS IN UTILIZING TECHNOLOGY Arizona State University (ASU)

CubiC PROJECT: Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing Research extending from visual cognitive modeling and human motion analysis to haptic visualization and interfaces, CubiC is exploring and developing tools and techniques that permit the blind to recognize color and understand charts, and enhance the capabilities of telesurgery where accuracy is essential.

12:30 – 2:00 Closing Meeting with University of Advancing Technology Representatives including lunch

Hotel Accommodations /Reservations
The Wyndham Buttes Resort Hotel is offering Technology Cruise participants a discount rate of $139.00 single/double occupancy.

Please make your reservations directly with the Reservations Office at
1-800-996-3426 or online at
The Wyndham Buttes Resort
2000 Westcourt Way
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: 602-225-9000