People chatting at the 2012 Symposium

Hi, everyone. Here we are a few days away from the Symposium and our last email update. We hope you have found these emails to be informative and engaging and have helped build your excitement for Saturday. We know that we have really enjoyed sharing news, information, and updates about the event with you, and we have been flattered and inspired by all of your positive comments and feedback.

The Symposium Yammer Public Group
We have a public group on Yammer, the 2013 TLT Symposium Public Group. In this group, you can get event updates, ask questions, share event experiences, and more. Since this is the last update email, we will also post “breaking news” there so be sure to check it from time to time. Not sure what Yammer is? Yammer is a university-wide, centrally supported service that allows you to connect with others at Penn State. Getting started with Yammer is easy. Simply go to http://yammer.psu.edu to find tips for getting started, examples of how to use Yammer, links for help and support and official updates about Yammer at Penn State. There will also be a Yammer table in the Demo Area at Symposium during the afternoon.

InnovaTOUR reminder
We want to let you know that there is still time to sign up for the Friday afternoon InnovaTOUR by visiting http://bit.ly/12xdION. The forecast for Friday is rather chilly, so be sure to dress warm.

What to bring?
Please keep in mind to bring  items such as power cords or extra batteries for your laptop, a camera, business cards, and anything else you feel would add to your experience on Saturday. Please note, we are unable to store or hold equipment and belongings so please do not ask to keep personal items behind the registration desk or in any of the breakout rooms. Also, since we are at capacity we will not be able to accommodate walk-in registrations or allow unregistered people who may be traveling with you (e.g., spouses, children, etc.) to attend meals or sessions. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Social Media Reminder
For those who are sharing Tweets, Facebook posts, etc. we ask that you use the hashtag #tltsym13. Please, by all means, share as much as what you share can build a community among attendees and help engage those who weren’t able to attend this year’s Symposium. You can add photos or video by emailing to sent44hand@photos.flickr.com and they will be added automatically to the Symposium photostream. You don’t even have to add the hashtag for Flickr – it’s added automatically.

MOOC Panel Overflow Room
We will end the day with a panel on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). While it will be held in Room 207, we anticipate quite a crowd for this panel discussion on such a hot topic, so we have set up Room 206 as an “overflow” room. People who can’t get a seat in Room 207 can still collectively watch the panel discussion via video. People in the “overflow” room can also ask questions of the panel via Twitter by using the hashtag #tltmooc.

Finally, one of the Symposium sessions will take a look at the development of a course for iTunes U, Art 10 and iTunes U: A Match Made for the iPad. Recently, a story was published on the TLT web site that offers a nice preview of what you will learn about at the Symposium session.

That’s all for this final update. We’ll see you Saturday!

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