York to host innovative e-learning conference

York University will host a unique conference focused on new initiatives in e-learning. The Leading Learning 2005 Conference will take place Feb.14 & 15 in the Technology Enhanced Learning Building on the Keele campus.

The University is working in collaboration with the Leading Learning Consortium, consisting of representatives of the Trillium-Lakelands District School Board, Peel District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board, York Region District School Board and the Learning Partnership.

“York University appreciates the important impact that our research can have on other sectors,” said Stan Shapson, York’s vice-president, research & innovation. “The Leading Learning Conference represents a significant step in bringing K-12 educators and postsecondary researchers together to identify the most effective ways of using the new technologies to impact classroom practice and learning outcomes for students.”

The conference organizers have issued a special invitation to members of the York community to participate in this event which is focused on connecting teachers and students through technology. By sharing current best practices, exploring future initiatives and evaluating recent research, teachers, emerging teachers, administrators and policy makers will expand their thoughtful and effective use of technology to enhance teaching practice and optimize student achievement. This conference will provide a meaningful opportunity for participants to learn about e-learning in Ontario and other jurisdictions.

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the conference. Proposals must be submitted by Dec. 17. Those interested in submitting a proposal for presentation should visit The Leading Learning 2005 Conference Web site for more information on how to submit a proposal.