Thursday, February 12, 2009

Celebrating Darwin Day

Charles Darwin The plan was to celebrate Darwin Day, the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, with a witty and thought-provoking post.

This is plan B.

I would like to have gone to this, but annoyingly, it clashes with the holiday I have just booked:

MERLOT Conference

The MERLOT Conference Committee invites you to attend the ninth Annual MERLOT International Conference (MIC09) to be held in San Jose, August 13-16, 2009. The MIC09 conference theme is Teaching and Learning in a Networked World. The MERLOT International Conference is designed to foster learning, innovation and practice in the use of information, instruction, and communications technologies in higher education. It is a venue for educators, administrators, and technologists who have interests and expertise in technology-enabled teaching and learning and who recognize the need to remain current in this rapidly advancing field of educational practice and theory. Participants in this conference represent a wide variety of disciplines; presentations are designed to meet the needs of the novice to experienced educator. MERLOT is based on the premise of discipline-based communities of practice in which common interests in specific fields of knowledge, methods of teaching and especially in the development of technology-based teaching materials are shared. At the same time, the strength of the conference is the broad appeal across all disciplines in the use of educational technologies and the new and exciting ideas that come from exchanges among all domains of knowledge.