Events Each month, set aside the second Wednesday to attend book talks, lunch hour seminars & case studies, & SIGs such as the eLearning Special Interest Group.  If you have an idea for a session, or would like to explore a topic with other members, please contact a Board member.
Next Meeting March 13 2013 (RSVP) eLearning: the GCI Case Study

February 13 2013 what you missed


Visit with Skip Via, Technology Specialist - WEB PRESENCE AND YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINTS

Skip’s 33+ years in Alaska have been spent as a K-12 teacher (including regular education, special education, and Gifted/Talented education), a district technology specialist, and a member of the UAF School of Education faculty where he currently concentrates on instructional technology and professional development. He served in various positions on the board of the Alaska Society for Technology in Education (ASTE), on Apple's National Education Advisory Board, and on several state commissions and committees, including co-chairing the Technology Standards Committee and the development committee for the Alaska Learning Network. His areas of professional interest include social media, mobile technology, and the role of technology and pedagogy in transforming education. Personal interests include music (as a former professional musician), hiking, skiing, and travel.

Web Presence and You Digital Footprints - human-computer interaction and social media use - is his latest passion.

What happens when someone Googles your name? What could an employer, a colleague, a student, or a friend learn about you that might surprise you? This presentation and discussion will focus on understanding social media and your increasingly important digital footprint. We'll cover some tools and strategies for proactively managing your web presence in the current and emerging context of ubiquitous sharing and transparent information.

You can learn much more about Skip by Googling his name or by visiting his UAF faculty page at

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Networking will begin at 11:30AM with the presentation to begin shortly after 12PM and go until approximately 1PM. We have the room until 1:30PM for additional networking so bring your lunch and business cards!

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For more details about ASTD & this month’s program (including maps), visit Networking prior to the speaker's time & share business cards. Non-members, you are requested to contribute ten dollars for this presentation. Or join today & receive the discount!

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