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MADLaT Conference 2012 - Weekly Highlights Feb 29/12
Posted Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:40 AM
The Manitoba Association for Distributed Learning and Training (MADLaT) will hold an International Conference in Winnipeg on May 3-4, 2012.

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MADLaT 2012 Conference – Université de Saint-Boniface

May 3rd & 4th, 2012


Welcome to MADLaT 2012! 


Early Bird Price

If you and your colleagues register early by March 31st for MADLaT 2012, you will have the chance to win an Echo Smartpen that has a Micro-USB connector, memory storage, and a built-in speaker to review your audio notes after a meeting. Read more about this wonderful tool at www.livescribe.com/en-ca/smartpen/echo.


MADLAT 2012 presentations and workshops are now featured on the MADLAT website.  Please take a few minutes to review the interesting topics at this year’s Conference.




Workshop 2

Have you ever been bored at a PowerPoint presentation? Today, PowerPoint is ubiquitous; however, this software is often used in a limited way.  Ken Bellemare, in his workshop The Next Generation: PowerPoint Presentations that Engage and Interact with Learners will discuss how you can use stories, photos and editing tools to foster interactive tools which he says will “Let us bore no more”. 


Workshop 6

It seems these days that everyone wants to create their own App, but how can you do it without learning a complex programming language?  Jean Vouillon, in his workshop Create Your First APP in 3 hours, will demonstrate how you can use LiveCode to create an iPad App that features buttons, images, text and videos.  The best part, you’ll be able to upload your App to your own device and show your colleagues!


Session 7

How can we engage students to continue their content-focused discussions outside the classroom through online forums?  As professional educators, we know that learners need to engage with more than text to capitalize on instructional strategies.  Janet Flewelling and Don Snider, in their Conference presentation Increase Student Engagement and Success Through Voice Communication Online, will explore how instructors can improve learning assessment in language learning through the delivery of multi-media content. 


Session 14

In the world of online instruction, self-navigated learning enables students to reach their knowledge destinations.  In Open Learning - Examples From Learning a Foreign Language, Jacques du Plessis will explore how modular learning, social media and online tools help students, especially those with disabilities, to achieve competency in a foreign language.


Session 16

How are your students doing their homework once they leave your classroom? In Social Networking for Students in Higher Education on the Friday, Mike Nantais, Jackie Kirk and Clark Gawletz will address how students use network tools outside the classroom. Using research from users’ on social networks, this Brandon University team will explore how network design informs users’ activities.


Session 17

As educational professionals, many of us hope for the best when sending students/trainees into a practicum; but what can we know about how they learn in a field placement.  Using technology tools to foster reflective practice, Debra Hanson of the University of North Dakota will present The Development of Student Clinic Reasoning During Fieldwork: The Impact of Online Supports, a stimulating session on how online discussion can increase peer interaction and feedback critical to integrating theory with practice.


Read more about the MADLAT 2012 event at


Please remember to register early to qualify for the Echo Smartpen draw! 


You can access the online REGISTRATION at



We look forward to seeing you at MADLAT 2012.

For more information, contact:
Carolle Roy
Chair, MADLaT
Université de Saint-Boniface