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ILU 2013: Immersive Learning University Second Annual Conference and Symposium


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Date: November 4 2012

(PRWEB) November 04, 2012
The 2nd Annual Immersive Learning Conference and Symposium will be held January 15 - 17, 2013 at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, TX.
“The positive feedback about the inaugural conference has been great,” said Dennis Rees, NexLearn president. “We learned what aspects of the conference participants liked best and which areas they would like us to expand. We’ve harnessed that momentum to make the 2013 ILU Conference an event e-Learning professionals will find engaging, informative and relevant.”

The ILU Conference will once again include workshops exploring new and innovative applications for Immersive Learning and Simulations from some of the most experienced practitioners in the field, including features and functions discussions for those interested in NexLearn’s simulation authoring and implementation technologies. The Conference will also feature case studies, best practices, peer discussions, technology Q & A sessions, future solutions discussions with NexLearn product managers, and networking opportunities.

This year’s keynote speakers are:
Julie Dirksen — Instructional designer, speaker, and author of Design for How People Learn (New Riders, 2011), with more than 15 years experience creating highly interactive e-Learning experiences for clients—from Fortune 50 companies and innovative technology startups to major grant-funded research initiatives. The title of her presentation is “What does ‘Learn from Experience’ really mean?”

Gary Lopez Ph.D. — Dr. Lopez has been working in software development, media production, and education for 30 years. He is currently the Founder and Executive Director of Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE), a non-profit corporation dedicated to helping meet society’s need for access to quality education, and the manager of the National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) and HippoCampus.org. The title of his presentation is “Moving From ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ to Personalized Learning: A New Business Model for Education”.

“So many professionals, including managers, HR directors, trainers, and course developers want a good platform to learn and exchange ideas about immersive learning. This conference is designed from the ground up to be that platform for industry professionals,” said Ken Spero, NexLearn Executive Director for the Immersive Learning University and conference organizer.

For more information on the conference, see the conference Web site:
http://www.immersivelearninguniversity.com
For more information about NexLearn and SimWriter, visit the NexLearn Web site:
http://www.nexlearn.com

About the Immersive Learning University

The Immersive Learning University is chartered to provide the learning development industry with practical and advanced knowledge in the science of creating, producing, and deploying interactive learning courseware. The ILU is staffed with professionals possessing the highest level of experience and expertise in the industry of immersive adult learning.

About NexLearn

NexLearn is a custom education courseware developer with extensive expertise in creating immersive learning simulations. The company’s experienced, award-winning team has introduced some of the most innovative courses, tools and technology to the e-Learning industry, including the award-winning SimWriter immersive learning simulation authoring tool.



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