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The Alliance for Distance Education in California logoThe Alliance for Distance Education in California (ADEC) annual distance learning summit, Summit XXI: Online Education - Collaborating to Succeed, is partnering with the Computer-Using Educators, Inc (CUE) 2010 Conference.

The summit will focus on collaborating in today's challenging times and the corresponding growth in online learning.


Three luminaries from the California Community Colleges (CCC) will participate in session panels throughout the day. Blaine Morrow, Project Director for 3C Media Solutions and CCC Confer, will be on the first panel: 'Future Collaborative Trends in Online Education.' John Ittelson, consultant with the K-20 California Education Technology Collaborative (K20CETC) will present 'Collaborating on Content Delivery' during the late morning panel session. Doug Cremer, Executive Director of the CCC Technology Center and the California Virtual Campus (CVC), will be part of the final panel: 'Collaborating for Successful Funding.'

In the evening, there will be a fourth annual Affinity Group Award (The AFFY) reception. The AFFY award is presented to a California distance education project that has distinguished itself in its partnerships, use of technology and as a model for educational practices.

ADEC, which was founded in 1989, is an association of professionals dedicated to the development of distance learning. ADEC emphasizes cooperation between all segments of education, kindergarten through university, lifelong learning and business training.

CUE provides leadership and support to advance student achievement in the educational technology community. <>

Registration Information:

ADEC Summit XXI at CUE 2010

  • Registration Fee: $70 for CUE members (as of April 1, 2010)
  • $110 for non-CUE members (includes CUE membership for 2010-11)

CUE Conference

  • The early-bird rate of $159 has been extended to Feb. 6, 2010 for ADEC attendees only.
  • This $159 CUE member rate applies to all registrants for ADEC at CUE since they will become CUE members when they register for the summit.
  • NOTE: To receive this special rate, download and print out the registration form, complete and mail it in. Online registration will not allow the $159 rate.

Summit Itinerary:

10:00 Welcome and Introductions
Wayne Borders, ADEC President
10:20 Future Collaborative Trends in Online Education
Educators at all levels clearly need mutually agreed upon standards if the potential for online learning is to be realized. We are just at the beginning stages of this process. Three successful implementers will present how collaboration helped them succeed.
  • Blaine Morrow, Project Director, 3C Media Solutions and CCC Confer
  • Rob Darrow, Principal, Clovis Online School; Doctoral Student, CSU Fresno
  • Fred Saba, Professor Emeritus, Educational Technology, San Diego State University
11:10 Break
11:20 Collaborating on Content Delivery
Content is king. Online education is making available new and creative approaches to classroom content. This session looks at some of the challenges: standards, selectivity, sources, articulation and how those can be met.
  • Chris Bell, Technology Project Manager for Julian Charter School
  • John Ittelson, Consultant, K20CETC
12:10 Lunch
Introduction of AFFY Winners Keynote: Susan Patrick, President, CEO International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
1:20 Collaborating for Professional Development
Economic reality is changing the face of professional development. The myriad offerings from literally hundreds of providers now require serious evaluation. What works? What does not? This session looks at how online offerings, if carefully selected, are a valuable resource for maintaining skills and gaining new ones.
  • Dr. Erich Kwek, Superintendent, South Whittier School District
  • Susan Patrick, President, CEO International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
  • Molly Schroeder, Technology Integration Specialist, Edina Public Schools
2:10 Break
2:20 Collaborating for Successful Funding
The education community cannot do this alone. Online delivery requires serious collaboration with the private sector, foundations and the federal government, among others. This session examines how to successfully engage these funding sources.
  • Doug Cremer, Executive Director, Butte Center for Technology Learning and Research
  • Julie Drake, Consultant In Charge, Multimedia Service, Los Angeles COE
  • Joe Parente, Producer/Director, Process Theatre, Professor, California State University, Sacramento
3:10 Wrap-up
3:30 CUE Exhibit Hall
4:30 Participation in eLearning SIG or Higher Education SIG meeting
6:00 AFFY Awards Reception
6:45 Participation in CUE Ball

More information about ADEC and the ADEC Summit XXI is available from

Jen Gednalske is a CCC Technology Center and California Virtual Campus Project Manager
and a TechEDge Editor.