George Siemens to Provide Keynote at ODCE Conference on March 5th

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Join George Siemens — a leading theorist on the implications of technology and societal trends on learning and knowledge — to examine how changing learner expectations impact educators, institutions and the process of learning. Siemens will present the opening keynote address, Connectivism: Content, Connections, Conversation, on Monday, March 5, 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the Ohio Digital Commons for Education (ODCE) Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Siemens will also do a wrap-up session on March 6 to close the conference. Register by February 8 and receive a $50 discount off the regular conference rates.

George Siemens is a prominent writer and researcher on learning, networks, technology and organizational effectiveness in digital environments. He is the author of Knowing Knowledge, an exploration of how the context and characteristics of knowledge have changed and what it means to organizations today. Siemens is also Associate Director, Research and Development, with the Learning Technologies Centre at University of Manitoba and founder and President of Complexive Systems Inc., a learning lab focused on helping organizations develop integrated learning structures to meet the needs of global strategy execution. Siemens maintains, and Additional background information is available at

"ODCE 2007 - The Convergence of Learning, Libraries and Technology" will be held March 4-6, 2007, in Columbus, Ohio. The conference will feature submitted and invited presentations, technology demonstrations, pre-conference workshops and vendor exhibits. The preliminary program is online now at

ODCE 2007 is jointly sponsored by the Ohio Learning Network, OhioLINK, and the Ohio Supercomputer Center/OARnet.


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