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LINC 2005 Symposium

3rd Annual International
MIT LINC Symposium

Impacting Social and Economic
Development Through E-Learning

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Day 1 : Thursday, October 27, 2005
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Richard C. Larson
MIT, Founder/Director, LINC and Mitsui Professor, Engineering Systems Division (ESD)

Phillip L. Clay
MIT, Chancellor

9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
PANEL 1 - "Challenges and Solutions for Virtual Universities"

Kuzvinetsa Peter Dzvimbo
African Virtual University (AVU)
"Current Strides and Continued Challenges at the African Virtual University"

Milad Sebaaly
Universal Knowledge Solutions (UKS)
"E-Learning: Challenges and Breakthroughs in the Middle East"

Saleh M. Al-Saleem, Abdel-Elah Al-Ayyoub, Said Hammad Jahama
Arab Open University
"A Look at a Number of E-Learning Initiatives in the Middle East: Problems and Solutions"

Naveed A. Malik
Pakistan Virtual University (PVU)
"Distance Education: Quality or 2nd Rate?"

Laura Ruiz
Virtual University of Monterrey Tech (ITESM)
"Important Lessons Learned about Delivering Virtual University Education"

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
PANEL 2 - "Innovations in Teaching and Learning"

David Pritchard
"Cyber Tutor"

Douglas J. Wilde
Stanford University
"Creatively Diverse Learning Teams"

Raul Roman
University of Southern California (USC)
"Understanding Access to Digital Research Resources In Developing Countries: The Case of the Essential Electronic Agriculture Library"

Reuven Aviv
Open University of Israel
"A Community of Inquiry Model for E-Learning"

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Royal Colle, Cornell University
"Higher Education as a Stakeholder for ICT in Development"

2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
PANEL 3 - "Distance Education and E-Learning for Economic and Social Development" - moderated by Dr. Kamal Youcef-Toumi, MIT

Feiyu Kang
Tsinghua University
"Bridging the Digital Gap and Establishing a Harmonious Society through ICT: A Case Study of the Education Poverty Alleviation Project of Tsinghua University in China"

George H. Atkinson
US Department of State
"ICT-Based Mentorship in Science, Technology and Engineering in the Middle East"

Laura Ruiz
Virtual University of Monterrey Tech (ITESM)
"The Community Learning Center Program: What We Have Learned So Far"  

Philip Kwok Eai Hui
Living Knowledge Communities
"Enhancing Human Identity and Social Capitals of Rural Teachers through E-Learning - Experience of Living Knowledge Communities in China"

Sisavanh Boupha
Technology and Environment Agency
"E-learning Initiatives to Reduce Poverty & Support Socio-economic Development: Case study - Laos"

Jaime Sanchez
University of Chile
"E-Learning for Chilean Teachers"

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Refreshment Break

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
PANEL 4 – "E-Learning Across Borders"

Peter Froehler
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
"The UNCTAD Virtual Institute on Trade and Development: Building National Trade Policy Capacity with Universities"

Carlos Delgado Kloos
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
"The E-LANE Project: Reinforcing E-Learning in Latin America"

In-Joo Chin
Inha University
"E-Learning System at Inha University"

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
DINNER - MIT Faculty Club

Day 2: Friday, October 28, 2005
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
PANEL 5 - "E-Health and the Emerging World"

Honorio Silva
Pfizer, Inc.
"Use of E-Learning for Health Care Education"

Ross Martin
Pfizer, Inc.
"Integrating E-Learning into the US E-Health Environment Through Standards"

Pablo Pulido
Panamerican Federation of Associations of Medical Schools
"Project Globe: 'Excellence in Education for Physicians working in Primary Health Care Services' "  

Sean Rowland
Hibernia College
"E-Medicine In Action"

Robert H. Rubin
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences Technology (HST)
"Distance Learning in CME"

Jennifer Stavrou Rodine
Management Sciences for Health
"Using Blended Learning to Strengthen Management and Leadership across the Globe"

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
PANEL 6 - "ICT Initiatives in Africa: Challenges and Achievements"

Jesus del Alamo, Steve Lerman
"iLabs: Carrying Out Experiments Across the Digital Divide through the Internet"

Matthew Herren, Maciej Sudra
Eduvision, Inc.
"Eduvision E-Learning System: the Mbita Pilot Project in Kenya"

Sandy Pentland
"The Will to Move Forward"

Cliff Missen
University of Iowa
"The eGranary Digital Library: A New Tool for Information Equity"

Berhanu Beyene
University of Hamburg
"An Examination of E-Learning Initiatives in Developing Countries: Special Focus on a Pilot Project in Ethiopia"

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Andrea Johnson, Carnegie Corporation of New York
"Assisting African Universities to Intensify Their Contributions to National Development: One Foundation's Approach"

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
PANEL 7 - " Adaptation and Use of MIT’s OpenCourseWare in Developing Countries"

Anne H. Margulies
"Adaptation and Use of MIT OCW in Developing Countries"

Mohamed-Nabil Sabry - via videoconference
French University of Egypt
"Use of OpenCourseWare, Opportunities and Challenges (Focus on the experience of the French University)

Bryant Harrison
African Internet Technology Initiative (AITI), MIT
"A Unique Model for Self-Learning Using OCW"  

Sean Gilbert
"The MIT-China OCW Initiative: Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination of MIT OCW with Partners in China"

Shigeru Miyagawa
"OpenCourseWare Beyond MIT"

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Refreshment Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
OPEN FORUM - "Conference Wrap-Up"

Open microphone: interactive discussion leading to strategies towards growth and development for LINC

*Please note, conference agenda is not final and is subject to change

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