Advanced Learning Technologies Summit Reveals

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<p><strong>Cary, N.C. &mdash; Sept. 18</strong><br />The first Advanced Learning Technologies (ALT) Summit will explore how serious games, virtual worlds, social networks and technologies such as robotics and haptics can be leveraged to inspire, educate and train the next-generation workforce.  </p><p>The ALT Summit has announced featured speakers for the conference, which will be Dec. 11-12 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary, N.C.</p><p>Distinguished presenters include:<br /></p><ul><li>Ben Sawyer, co-founder of DigitalMill and founder of the Serious Games Initiative, Games for Health and Games for Change.</li><li>Doug Harward, chief executive officer of The Exceleration Group, founder of trainingindustry.com and trainingoutsourcing.com and a leader internationally recognized for his background in training and business process outsourcing.</li><li>Karl Kapp, professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University and scholar, writer and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations.</li><li>Anne Murphy, executive director of the Digital Promise Project, a coalition that has developed ground-breaking legislation for digital support of education.<br /></li></ul><p>The ALT Summit will offer tracks spanning learning in health care, education, government and business, and each track will deliver sessions on theory and research, practical applications, examples and ideas for getting started and gaining support.<br /><br />Current sponsors include WakeMed, IBM, the American Research Institute, Wake Technical Community College, Virtual Heroes and Epic Games.<br /><br />The American Research Institute will provide conference attendees with wireless audience response pads to enhance the ALT Summit experience and enable participants to provide real-time feedback to presenters, and a variety of presentation formats will be used to achieve learning objectives.</p>

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