Michigan's Distance Learning Resource!
The Educational Technology Organization of Michigan is a non-profit organization dedicated to the use of instructional telecommunications in higher education with an emphasis on distance learning. Established in December of 1980, ETOM has, and continues to be, a valuable resource for Michigan colleges and universities, related businesses, other educational organizations, and other interested individuals.
Higgins Lake Retreat - June 10 & 11, 2013
The 2013 Retreat will again be held at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center on Higgins Lake, Roscommon, MI. Click here for more information and to register.
Online Teacher Certification Courses
ETOM now offers two levels of Online Teacher Certifcation: beginning and advanced. The six week Online Teaching Certification Course (beginning level) is designed to provide participants with the experience of being an online student while introducing them to the pedagogical and technical issues of online teaching. Successful participants will be able to set up the design for a general course framework, including an organizational scheme (using BlackBoard, Angel or Moodle CMS) and course management policies.
The new Advanced Online Teacher Certification Modules are designed to provide the next level of online teaching certification and includes modules on Creating Multimedia Content, Incorporating Video and Audio, Integrating Social Applications, Live Tools, and Emerging Technologies.
For more information and to register click here.
Fall Conference - Nov. 1, 2013
ETOM's Annual Fall Conference will be held at Macomb Community College - Center Campus in Clinton Township, MI. We are currently accepting proposals for breakout sessions.
Please click here to submit a proposal.
Listed below are links to some of the presentations from the 2012 ETOM Fall Conference held at Northwood University.
Keynote by Garret Brand "Can Emerging Technologies Lead to Online Course Quality?"
"Video Streaming with Ensemble Video" by Joanna Elliott
Open Educational Resources-You get what you pay for or do you? by Szymon Machajewski
Student Perceptions of a Blended course by Bud Norman
Integrating the iPhone and iPad into Course Management by Jerry Coleman App list
Streaming films in distance education: copyright law by Stelian Grigoras and Alice Parsons