Dear Commons Community,
Today is a travel day as I will be attending the Online Learning Consortium’s Blended Learning Conference in Denver, Colorado. The theme of this year’s conference is Blended Learning: Leading Education’s Digital Future. This conference started as an invitation only event in 2003 at the University of Illinois in Chicago, with about 35 attendees. It is expected to draw in excess of 500 on-site attendees this year. The conference has always maintained an intimacy and strong sense of social connections. If you are attending, please stop by to say hello. I will be doing one session with colleagues, Chuck Dziuban, Charles Graham, and Patsy Moskal, entitled, Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments: New Pedagogical Frontiers, on Tuesday. I also will be on a panel entitled, Fostering Blended Learning Leadership, with Liz Ciabocchi, Mary Niemiec, and Meg Benke on Wednesday.