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Registration open for K-State Online conference Sept. 29-30

Registration for the fifth annual Axio Learning/K-State Online Conference is now open. Come join us Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 29-30 at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan, Kan. The conference will focus on:

  • The future of online education
  • Innovative distance learning methods
  • K-State Online/Axio Learning

The conference is free to attend, but pre-registration is encouraged. Register and view the full conference schedule at axioconference.org.

Conference highlights

Professor Michael Wesch of K-State will give the keynote presentation 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29. Wesch is an award-winning professor and was dubbed “the explainer” by Wired magazine.

The annual open forum is scheduled 1–2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29. This open discussion about K-State Online will feature some different elements than in the past, but will also maintain its usual feel. Other presentations include:

  • “Using a Wiki Assignment: Group Collaboration Won’t Ever Be the Same” by Royce Ann Collins, assistant professor of education
  • “Flexbooks” by Brian Lindshield, assistant professor of human nutrition
  • “Creating Culture for Distance Courses” by L. Sue Williams, associate professor of sociology
  • “I Have a Story to Tell: Connecting the Process and Product of Education with Digital Storytelling” by Michael Thompson and Krista Carter, Colby Community College
  • “Using Axio for Survey Data Collection outside Kansas State University” by O. Shawn Cupp, retired Lt. Col. from the U.S. Army and instructor at Ft. Leavenworth

For more information, see axioconference.org.