Conferences This Week and Later

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I find it useful to monitor education conferences even when I cannot attend. I never know what insight someone shares of use to me or someone I know.

Conference titles, presentation topics and sometimes workshop titles clarify a question I could not quite articulate earlier. They also lend keywords to use in searching for more information.

A caution: conference presentations generally reflect opinion rather than scientific conclusions. These presentations seldom receive the kind of peer review for consistency with generally accepted scientific standards that the best published articles receive. Even the most appealing presentations and workshops may read differently when you review them in peer reviewed publications.

Education conferences this week include:

March 03-07, 2006 Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) K-12 School Networking Conference, Arlington, VA

March 11- 13, 2006 Microcomputers in Education, Tempe, AZ.

Let us know what you learn about uses of mobile platforms (includidng Tablet PCs) in schools and educational research.

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.