Registration opens for Follow the Sun 2012

This morning saw the opening of registration for Follow the Sun 2012, our annual 48 hour global online conference.

In a bold and innovative move, registration is free for all delegates.

We also welcome a new partner to FTS in the form of Athabasca University, who will join Beyond Distance Research Alliance and Australian Digital Futures Institute as co-hosts and specifically provide the North American anchor.

With George Siemens, Terry Anderson, Grainne Conole and Gilly Salmon on the organising committee, FTS12 moves beyond educational technology to examine the futures for knowledge across a range of disciplines that includes Engineering, Law, Physics and Astronomy, Sociology as well as many others.

The conference format will see keynote speakers and discipline practioners outline the priorities for their subjects.

What will individual disciplines look like in 2025? What are the priorities that need to be taught to students in the years to come? What can we learn from current use of technology in teaching, and what lies over the horizon?

Then we will move onto further elaboration in moderated discussions and technological showcases.

Conference format

So please join us in our learning futures festival, and take an active part in exploring the futures for knowledge.

Simon Kear
Senior Learning Technologist

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