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College of Business faculty, staff to present at e-learning conference

RELEASED: July 9, 2010

EAU CLAIRE — Six University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Business faculty and staff members have been invited to share their experiences with others at the 2010 Fusion Desire2Learn Conference July 11-16 in Chicago, Ill. Desire2Learn Inc. is a provider of e-learning solutions to academic and other organizations around the world.

"Tell Me a Story: Digital Storytelling for Teaching and Learning," a session led by Dr. Paula Lentz, lecturer in business communication, and Nancy Hanson-Rasmussen, lecturer in management and marketing, will explore digital storytelling as a means of enhancing course content in face-to-face and online courses. The presentation is under consideration for a Desire2EXCEL Award.

"Bells, Whistles, and Shiny Objects," a presentation by instructional specialists Karla Farrell, Catherine Artac, Jessica Franson and Jeri Weiser, will examine a multitude of free or inexpensive Web 2.0 tools that exist on the Internet to help faculty enhance interactivity in courses.

Farrell, Artac and Franson also were nominated for a Desire2EXCEL Innovation Award for their development of the UW-Eau Claire College of Business "Essentials of Business" online courses.

The annual Desire2EXCEL Awards Program recognizes the multitude of Desire2Learn users and the leading edge contributions they make toward their respective organizations and the e-learning community.

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