Visual Education Conference, Maine

The University of Maine Center for Technology-Enhanced Learning (CTEL) is a proud sponsor of Diverse 2010, an international conference on innovations in visual education, July 6-8 USM Portland Campus, http://usm.maine.edu/pdc/diverse/ The three-day conference is filled with workshops on telepresence, how to use video training for teacher education, finding ways to communicate concepts of virtual performance to students with autism, using video for assessment, and even a presentation on using iPads in education (see http://www.usm.maine.edu/pdc/diverse/presentations.html for the full presenter list). Educators, researchers, and innovators in visual education will be particularly interested in the sessions and the Creative Concept Coffees that will provide a forum to process the ideas with your peers.The keynote speakers include Marci Powell, Chair of the Board for the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) and Global Director for Higher Education and Corporate Training at Polycom, and Benjamin Hubbard, manager of webcast.berkeley at UC Berkeley.

Oil Spill Effect on Salt Marshes

In this 10-min video, Dr Irv Mendelssohn, Louisiana State University School of the Coast and Environment, describes oil impacts on salt marshes.  He describes factors that determine whether the marsh will die and factors to consider when deciding what action, if any, should be taken to decontaminate marshes.  This is a must see for anyone who would like to know how to respond when asked what the oil spill will do to salt  marshes.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFc_PS9dd40

Oil Spill Links Update

The Deep Horizon Oil Spill Information pages have been updated on www.gulfallianceeducation.org.  The document is currently an older version of Word so that people may cut and paste as they choose.
New education materials have been added in addition to the following:
BP Florida Spill Response site:  http://www.floridagulfresponse.com/
Google Calendar for oil spill public meetings: http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=mcapps%40gulfquesteoe.org&ctz=America/Chicago <http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=mcapps%40gulfquesteoe.org&ctz=America/Chicago>
Disaster Assistance.gov Access to Disaster Help and Resources http://www.disasterassistance.gov/disasterinformation/deepwater.html
Gulf Oil Blog – University of Georgia Department of Marine Science team sampling the Gulf waters and tracking the plumes – at sea now – http://gulfblog.uga.edu/