jeremy hunsinger on Thu, 18 May 2000 12:45:46 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-bold] Final CFP: Learning 2000: Reassessing the Virtual University

Please distribute this CFP widely, Thank You.

Submission Deadline June 1.

Call for Proposals: Papers, Panels, and Roundtables for:

Learning 2000: Reassessing the Virtual University

Submission system:
September 27-30, 2000
Hotel Roanoke
Roanoke Virginia

Drawing upon six years' of experience, the College of Arts and Sciences at 
Virginia Tech will
continue the serious, sustained, and on-going debate about the merits of 
online teaching and
distance education launched at "Learning Online '98" in June 1998 with 
"Learning 2000:
Reassessing the Virtual University."

The purpose of this conference is to gather colleagues from around the 
world who are interested
in the shape and substance that the virtual university is acquiring in 
practice. In addition we hope
to debate the advantages or disadvantages of digital discourse, learning 
online, and virtual
university life. By reviewing the quality of faculty life, the pressures on 
support staff, the impact
on student learning, the demands on university administrators, and the 
potentials for reaching
new types of learners, a series of paper sessions, round-table discussions, 
panels, and keynote
speakers will address the wide range of issues that emerge in this domain.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

      Carole Barone, Educause
      Keith Fulton, Urban League
      Katherine Hayles, Professor of English at University of California 
Los Angeles
      Michael Joyce, Professor of English at Vassar College
      Stuart Moulthrop, Associate Professor of Communications at the 
University of
      Mark Poster, Professor of History at University of California Irvine

Some Suggested Topics:

      Administering Online Universities
      Best Practices in Online Learning
      Digital Discourse
      For Profit and Not For Profit Virtual Universities
      Intellectual Property and Online Learning
      Legalities and Illegalities Online
      Meanings of and Motives for Virtualizing University Education
      Online Learning Environments: Creating Communities
      Scholarship and the Teaching Profession Online
      What Fails Online and Why?

If you have questions about the conference contact Len Hatfield at or Tim
Luke at
Jeremy Hunsinger 
Instructor of Political Science	Center for Digital Discourse and Culture
Webmaster/Manager CDDC
526 Major Williams Hall 0130 --my homepage
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061		(540)-231-7614

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