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February 27, 2006

UW-Eau Claire Department of MIS to Host IT Conference, March 9-10

UW-Eau Claire sealTechnology Convergence is the theme for the 22nd annual Information Technology Conference hosted by the UW-Eau Claire Department of Management Information Systems. Presentations by educators and IT professionals will focus on the growing integration of computer technology into multi-purpose devices, such as camera-phones, computer-TVs, and voice-data networks.

The two-day event for Wisconsin Technical College System IT instructors, will be held March 9-10, 2006 at Avalon Hotel and Conference Center in Chippewa Falls, WI. 

Judy Brown, a nationally renowned expert in the field of technology convergence and its implications for society, will give Thursday’s keynote address, M-Learning: Where We Are & Where We Are Going.  Ms. Brown is the emerging technology analyst in the Office of Learning and Information Technology (OLIT) for University of Wisconsin System. » Learn more about Ms. Brown.

Friday’s program will feature Margaret A. Higley, RN, ADN, director of healthcare informatics, Luther-Midelfort Hospital, Mayo Health System.  Ms. Higley will address the conference on Healthcare Informatics: Improving Patient Care Through the Use of Information Technology

Several UW-Eau Claire faculty will also make presentations.  Gretchen Hutterli, and Kou Thao, College of Business, will present “A Case Study in Web Aesthetics & Accessibility.”, Dr. Michael Wick, Computer Science, will present “Gaming/Simulation: A Fad or the Future?”, and Dr. Ruidong Zhang, MIS, will present “Telecommunications Convergence: A Discussion on VOIP, WiFi, WiMax and 3G with a Global Perspective.”

Sponsors for the event include Thomson Course Technology. Course Technology publishes texts and electronic learning solutions to help educators and students expand their interest in and understanding of emergent and current technologies.

For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Hilton, UW-Eau Claire Department of Management Information Systems.

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