Virtually Employed

Previously an e-journal at, we are undergoing some major changes. Angelic Rodgers is still your hostess and managing editor, and our focus, as always, will be online pedagogy and academia in general. You can reach us easily by EMAIL.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Conferences Upcoming

Looking for a development activity? You'll not only find workshops available through the Sloan Consortium, but here are some conferences that are coming up:

  • You've still got time to register for the MERLOT 2007 Conference in New Orleans, which is 8/7-8/10.

  • The 23rd Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning will be held 8/8-8/10 in Madison, WI.

  • The E-Learning Guild is offering Advanced e-Learning Instructional Design: New Techniques and Strategies in an Online Workshop on 8/16-8/17.

  • The Sixth International Internet Education Conference (ICT-Learn 2007) will be held September 2-4 in Cairo, Egypt.

  • The Designs on E-learing Conference, Learning and Teaching with Technology in Art Design and Communication wil be held September 13-14th at the University of the Arts London IT Research & Development Unit (ITRDU)

  • The 13th Annual Sloan Consortium Conference is coming up in November in Orlando, FL.
  • Wednesday, May 09, 2007

    Make Money Teaching Online (Review)

    I just recently got my hands on a copy of Make Money Teaching Online (Babb & Mirabella, 2007). I've posted a review. Enjoy!

    Thursday, May 03, 2007

    Special Issue Link

    A special Citizenship issue of the Institute Of Education's online journal Reflecting Education is available at:

    Tuesday, May 01, 2007

    August Issue

    I'm working on putting together articles for a second issue; I've already solicited a couple of specific articles from folks, and would like to have another book review. If you are interested in submitting an article or review for the next issue, please contact me immediately.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2007

    JISC News


    as one of the participants at the 2006 Jisc online conference, we thought you might be interested in the 2007 conference, Innovating e-Learning 2007 - Institutional Transformation and Supporting Lifelong Learning, 11 - 14 June 2007

    This second conference focuses on the potential of e-learning in transforming practice within institutions and in supporting lifelong learning. The keynote presenters will offer a rich variety of perspectives on these themes:

    Theme 1: Institutional transformation Day 1: Terry Mayes, Emeritus Professor, Glasgow Caledonian University, and Day 2: Dr John Guy, Principal, and Dr Mike Docker, Director, ICLT, the Sixth Form College, Farnborough

    Theme 2: Supporting Lifelong Learning, introduced by Robin Mason, Professor of Educational Technology at The Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University

    The concluding presentation will be given by Oleg Liber, Professor of e-Learning and Director of the Research Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards (CETIS), University of Bolton.

    As well as these keynote presenters, there is a very large number of other sessions and presentations, making up what we hope is an exciting and useful programme. The full programme (and booking
    information) can be seen at:

    As last year, the conference will be open for a week for pre-conference reading, from the 4th June. The conference itself will run from 11-14 June and will then remain open for viewing for a full month, until 15 July.

    Hope to see you there,


    Geoff Minshull
    Direct Learn Services Ltd
    Company no: 04268722

    Tel: +44 (0)161 408 3860
    Skype: geoffm

    Sign up for the JISC Innovating e-Learning conference, 2007:

    Monday, February 12, 2007

    JISC Conference 2007

    I attended JISC's 2006 Conference last spring, and I really learned a lot. It was nice to be at a conference meeting that was not school specific and didn't have the sorts of pressures that job retreats do. I highly encourage folks to sign up and enjoy this year's conference if you are in Birmingham (it looks as if this year's conference is on-site only). Check out for full information.

    Thursday, December 07, 2006

    TCC Proposals--Open Call Link

    Attached is the TCC 2007 call for papers and presentations. We hope
    that you'll consider submitting a paper or proposal.

    Feel free to distribute this announcement to interested colleagues,
    friends and appropriate mailing lists.

    Additionally, we have opened the TCC 2006 conference archives for
    viewing by anyone. A free LearningTimes account is needed to access
    the archives:

    Thank you for your support and participation in previous TCC Online

    -Bert Kimura

    Illinois Online Conference Call for Presentation Proposals

    Presentation proposals are being accepted for the 5th Annual Illinois Online Conference (IOC) for Teaching and Learning. Featured speakers include Tony Bates, Margaret Maag, Chip Banks and Jonathan Finkelstein. For more information, go to our website at

    Submissions will be accepted through December 13, 2006. The conference will be held February 14-16, 2007. Please submit your proposal here:

    This year the Curriculum, Technology, and Education Reform (CTER) Online Master of Education Program from the University of Illinois will feature a hybrid conference live from the University of Illinois in Champaign and through the IOC community. Presenters and participants online will be given access to both the IOC and CTER conferences.

    This conference - which is attended by participants from all across the globe - is held entirely on the Internet using: live virtual classrooms, recorded presentations, email, web poster sessions, synchronous chats, discussion areas, and other Internet technologies. IOC was created to focus on issues and concerns of K-20 classroom faculty and related technology support, learning resources, student services, and workforce development professionals.

    IOC 2007 takes place in a LearningTimes Online Conference Community - an online environment in which groups of participants, both small and large, gather electronically to learn, collaborate and network. Not sure how an online conference works? Want to experience the conference community before registering? Highlights from last year's conference are available at:

    For more information, please contact:

    Stephen P. Garren
    Director of Learning Technologies
    Center for Technology and Professional Development
    Lake Land College
    5001 Lake Land Blvd.
    Mattoon, IL 61938
    (217) 234-5459