Hello SITE members!
I hope that you had an excellent end to the semester and were refreshed after attending the SITE conference in Jacksonville.
In Jacksonville, I emphasized that I wanted SITE to be more than a conference. SITE is an active vibrant community of professionals, and I am committed to supporting collaboration throughout the year. Along those lines, I am going to regularly send these Updates from the President so you know what is happening with SITE between the conferences.
Here are some brief updates:
- We plan to adjust the conference program, listing all three SIG’s that you select when you submit a proposal so a more diverse audience might attend your presentations.
- The reset election of leadership positions at Jacksonville was successful. All positions are now aligned and have active leaders. The election results and new process for elections will be shared on the SITE website soon.
- I encourage you to complete your Academic Experts profile and to link with others in SITE.
- SITE co-sponsored a successful symposium in New Zealand.
- SITE continues to work collaboratively with Microsoft in providing leadership for TEI.
- SITE is completing work with Facebook on Digital Citizenship.
- SITE will once again be organizing the National Technology Leadership Summit in Washington, DC in September. This meeting brings together presidents of content education associations, such as the Association for Science Teacher Education, for two days to discuss and organize around emerging themes in educational technology.
SITE has some interesting projects on the horizon including an effort to leverage the expertise of all the SITE members to create online content in a uniquely branded Global University. Hopefully this will develop into an opportunity for many SITE members to contribute.
I hope you are having a great summer!
David Slykhuis, PhD
James Madison University
President, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education.