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As a fourth year doctoral candidate, in addition to having completed comprehensive examinations and prospectus and working on the dissertation, my thoughts are also turning towards the job market and securing that first academic position. This purpose of this blog is to chronicle the trials and tribulations of completing my Ph.D. and finding that first job.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Education for Innovation in India, China and America

From: Thomas C. Reeves (treeves@uga.edu)
To: Ph.D. Issues in IT at UGA (ITPHD-L@listserv.uga.edu)
Date: Jan 27, 2007 5:20 PM

A conference on "Education for Innovation in India, China and America" is being organized by Emory University and the India, China and America Institute. The conference will be held March 2-3, 2007 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta. The goal is to look at the evidence that innovation and ingenuity can in fact be taught, to explore the most effective educational strategies to promote these abilities, and to
identify the relationship between education for innovation and national competitiveness or economic development within the context of the India, China and U.S. experiences. An exceptional lineup of speakers will present papers on this timely topic. There will be a Friday evening reception at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, which will includes a viewing of the exhibit "Domains of Wonder: Selected
Masterworks of Indian Painting."

Due to the generosity of our sponsoring organizations, the early registration fee for the conference is $95 (until January 31), with a limited number of student registrations at $25. This includes all sessions, lunches and snacks. The Friday evening reception is included with early/regular registration, $15 for students.

For more information, visit http://www.innovation07.org.

Thomas C. Reeves, Ph.D.
Dept. of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology (EPIT)
College of Education
The University of Georgia
604 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7144 USA
TEL: 706/542-3849
FAX: 706/542-4032
E-MAIL: treeves@uga.edu
WEB: http://it.coe.uga.edu/~treeves
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Monday, January 29, 2007

CADE AMTEC - Awards of Excellence 2007 Opportunities

From: cade-aced@csse.ca

Date: Jan 16, 2007 11:54 AM
Subject: CADE AMTEC - Awards of Excellence 2007

Dear Colleagues,

As chair of the 2006-2007 joint CADE-AMTEC Awards of Excellence Committee, we invite you to submit your distance, media and technology educational projects for consideration in the 2007 CADE-AMTEC Awards of Excellence competition.. All sectors of the CADE-AMTEC membership are eligible for the awards program.

The members of the CADE-AMTEC Awards of Excellence Committee, who will chair the selection subcommittees, are:

  • Carolyn Nobes, Chair Awards of Excellence Committee
  • Dianne Jamieson-Noel
  • Mark Akerman
  • Derek Hutton
  • Chris Crowley
  • Raymond Guy
  • Bettina Brockeroff-Macdonald

Awards are being presented for the following:

  • Excellence and Innovation in Instructional Design
  • Excellence and Innovation in Partnership-Collaboration
  • Excellence and Innovation in Student Services
  • Excellence and Innovation in Use of Learning Technology
  • Graduate Student Stipend

With the goal of ensuring a broad representation from all members, the entry form is now online and can be submitted electronically from the CADE and AMTEC Web sites. You can submit your entry starting 10 January 2007. The final deadline for submissions is 9 February 2007. The required submission information includes the entry form, abstract, project description, and description of supporting evidence. Supporting materials are optional (send required submission information to the CADE Secretariat (cade-aced@csse.ca) and the Awards Committee Chair (carolynnobes@eastlink.ca) via e-mail – HARD COPIES WILL NOT BE RETURNED).

Projects must have taken place during the period of 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2006. Submissions must be related to a project carried out under the auspices of at least one CADE-AMTEC member.

The Media Festival submissions are due between 15 January and 15 April 2007. All relevant information and submission details for this competition will be found on the CADE and AMTEC Web sites (http://www.cade-aced.ca or http://www.amtec.ca).

Be measured against the best in Canada! The Awards will be presented at the CADE-AMTEC Conference to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, 13 – 16 May 2007.



Carolyn Nobes
Chair, 2006 – 2007 Awards of Excellence Committee

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

NCSS & CUFA - Call for Proposals

In an effort to make this blog more active and more relevant to those in the academy, I'm going to try and get into the habit of posting calls and events as they come through my inbox. This should also be useful to my future students (once I finally get a job somewhere - as an update on that front, have been having some telephone and campus interviews and I've had a good feeling about many of them, let's just hope the fit is there on both sides for at least one of them).

There will two messages in this post.

#1. On Behalf Of John Lee
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 9:50 AM
To: Cufa-l@mailman.ncss.org
Subject: [Cufa-l] 2007 NCSS and CUFA Conference Proposal Deadlines

2007 NCSS and CUFA Conference Proposal Deadlines

Happy New Year! I am writing to let you know of the upcoming proposal submission deadlines for the 2007 NCSS Annual Conference in San Diego.

The dates for the general NCSS conference are Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, 2007. All proposals must be submitted online at http://ncss2007.ncss.org/openconf.php by February 1, 2007.

The dates for the College and University Faculty Assembly are Nov. 28 and 29, 2007. All proposals must be submitted online at http://afriedman.net/cufa/proposal07.htm by March 1, 2007.

If you would like to volunteer as a first-time reviewer of CUFA proposals, please sign up at

Please let me know if you have any questions.

2007 CUFA Program Chair
Todd W. Kenreich., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Secondary Education
025B Hawkins Hall Towson University
8000 York Road Baltimore MD 21252 USA
t. 410.704.5897 f. 410.704.2733
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#2. From: "Marri, Anand" (marri@exchange.tc.columbia.edu)
To: Cufa-l@mailman.ncss.org, trse-l@mailman.ncss.org
Date: Jan 12, 2007 11:29 PM
Subject: [Cufa-l] Call for Papers - CUFA/NCSS Research-Into-Practice Session - due 1-21-07

Research-Into-Practice Session

This session is a CUFA-sponsored session on the NCSS general program designedto explore the implications of research for classroom practice. It is one of 3 CUFA-sponsored sessions that NCSS leadership have agreed to schedule on Friday of the conference.

The purpose of these sessions is to discuss the implications ofresearch for practice. The audience will probably be mainly classroomteachers and some supervisors and teacher educators. As such, it willbe less formal and abstract than an AERA/CUFA presentation, but not ashands-on or practical as a "how-to" session. The entire session willonly be 1 hour, so take that into consideration.

Please submit a 1-paragraph description of your proposedResearch-Into-Practice session to Anand R. Marri, CUFA SpecialSessions Committee Chair (marri@tc.columbia.edu) by Sunday, 1-21-07.Submitters will be notified of their acceptance by Friday, 1-27-07. The acceptedproposals must still go through the regular NCSS review process, butthey will do so as official, CUFA-sponsored sessions.

The proposals not accepted by CUFA may still be submitted to NCSS butwill not be officially CUFA-sponsored sessions. Thank you.

Anand R. Marri, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Studies and Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street, Box 80420 Zankel Building
New York, NY 10027
212-678-4023 (Office)
212-678-4118 (Fax)
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Have You Voted?

Not the most scientific or even historically significant way to do this, but...

Make sure you go and vote for your favourite Wonders of the World. Remember, if you don't vote you can't complain...

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

A Month Since The Last Gaming Post

Given that it has been a month since my last post of gaming links, I guess you could call this the January edition.

That's it for a while...

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