NUTN 2003 Digital Learning: The Whole Enchilada
The National University Telecommunications Network (NUTN) is pleased to announce its 21st annual conference on June 1-3, 2003, in vibrant San Antonio, Texas! The conference theme is “NUTN 2003 Digital Learning: The Whole Enchilada.” Converging in the charming La Mansion del Rio Hotel, we intend to bring you and your colleagues three engaging days of innovation, interaction and insight!
Dr. Don Brown, Commissioner of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the featured keynote for Sunday’s opening session, will present, “The Role of Digital and Distance Learning in Closing the Gaps in Texas.”
The NUTN 2003 Planning Committee invites you to nominate award winners in the following categories:
· NUTN 2003 Shirley Davis Award of Excellence in Teleconferencing –
Deadline FEBRUARY 28
· Outstanding NUTN Distance Education Innovation Award 2003 – Deadline
· NUTN 2003 Research Paper Award – Deadline FEBRUARY 14
· Call for Nominations/Applications: NUTN 2003 Shirley Davis Award of
Excellence in Teleconferencing
NUTN invites nominations or applications for consideration by the SHIRLEY DAVIS TELECONFERENCE AWARDS COMMITTEE for award(s) to be presented at the 2003 annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. The NUTN 2003 Shirley Davis Award of Excellence in Teleconferencing competition recognizes the work of individuals and institutions in providing teleconferences of a superior nature. The two essential elements of a successful application/nomination for consideration in this award process are the ability of the applicant to clearly state the objectives of the teleconference and documentation of the evaluation process that assures the results of the teleconference satisfies the objectives. Teleconferences will be rated on the following criteria: 1. Statement of objectives 2. Documentation of evaluation effectiveness 3. Content/methodology/interactivity effectiveness and innovation 4. Technical production/quality/innovation and appropriateness for objectives 5. Administrative issues such as numbers served (sites and participants), client satisfaction, fiscal viability, and the possibility of replicable and transferable techniques and methods.
Each submission should be organized to correspond to the sections described in the previous paragraph. Submissions should be limited to no more than 5 pages, typewritten, and additional materials are limited to three attachments including tapes or other evidence of production. Full contact information for the individual submitting the application must be provided. Submission deadline for consideration is February 28, 2003, and applications will be accepted beginning January 15, 2003, providing a six-week window. Teleconference Award Submissions should be mailed to:
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-3603
· Call for Nominations/Applications: Outstanding NUTN Distance
Education Innovation Award 2003
The NUTN Distance Education Innovation Award is presented to an individual or groups of individuals representing a member or non-member institution that has developed an innovative program or practice that contributes to the field of distance education. The award for innovation may be in relation to a new program, an ongoing program, student or support services, pedagogy, faculty development and support or technology. Judging of materials will be based on the following criteria: 1. How effectively the innovation responds to a stated need 2. How the innovation advances the practice of distance learning or education 3. How the innovation has a broader application and can be duplicated by other providers 4. How the innovation is cost-effective 5. How the innovation can demonstrate a high level of student and faculty satisfaction 6. How the innovation utilizes a new technology or an older technology in a new way 7. How the innovation incorporates a new pedagogy
Each submission should be organized to correspond to the sections described in the previous paragraph. Submissions should be limited to no more than 5 pages, typewritten, and additional materials are limited to three attachments including CD’s, tapes, etc. Full contact information for the individual submitting the application must be provided. Submission deadline for consideration is February 28, 2003, and applications will be accepted beginning January 22, 2003, providing a five-week window. Distance Education Innovation Award Submissions should be mailed to:
Lou Workman, Dean
Continuing & Professional Studies
Southern Utah University
351 West Center Street
Cedar City, UT 84720-2470
Please note: Nominees must be willing to present at the annual conference.
· NUTN 2003 Research Paper Award
The National University Telecommunications Network (NUTN) is seeking nominations for the annual research paper award. The Theme of the 2003 Annual Distance Learning Conference is Digital Learning: The Whole Enchilada. Research papers nominated should address advancing digital learning. Individuals may nominate themselves or submit a paper of a colleague for consideration.
The recipient of the Research Award will be recognized and asked to present their paper at the NUTN Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, June 1-3, 2003, and will receive a complimentary registration and a cash award of $100 USD.
Papers nominated should be submitted electronically by February 14, 2003. The Award recipient will be notified by March 14, 2003. Guidelines are below.
Please submit the following:
· 25-50 words on research topic (abstract)
· brief biography of the presenter(s)
· name, title, organization, address, phone, fax and email address of
· session format (i.e., PowerPoint presentation)
· who should attend this session
· anticipated audiovisual equipment (Note: Live Internet connections
will not be available.)
· name, phone, email and fax of designated contact for this session
Please submit proposals via email to Joy Riach at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further inquiry, please call 1-800-293-7679. Thank you.
Administrator, NUTN Secretariat
National University Telecommunications Network
Room 134 Gornto TELETECHNET Center
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
Tel: 800.293.7679 Outside the USA: 757.683.6402
Fax: 757.683.6107, E-mail: email@example.com