ComETS 2012 Symposium

Thursday, 22 March 2010, Noon - 5:00pm and March 23rd, 9:00am - 11:00am.

The ComETS community at Iowa State University held its third symposium on March 22nd and 23rd 2010. The focus of the symposium was mobile computing and mobile-enabled computing strategies.

Schedule of Events

March 22nd:

12:00-1:00, Sun Room - eText Panel Discussion.

1:00-2:30, Sun Room – Keynote by Dr. George Saltsman, Executive Director of the Adams Center for Teaching & Learning at Abilene Christian University.

Empowering the Academy for the Digital Age

We live in the golden age of information. Digital technologies are transforming the world. Universal access to information has reshaped industries, governments, and human society. Despite this exponential growth, formal teaching and learning remain largely unchanged. As we collectively consider the future of the academy, the digital world continues to evolve without us. Will the historical ideals of traditional education continue or decline into extinction? This presentation addresses why and how mobile computing, digital textbooks and the ubiquity of information will ultimately transform the academy as we know it.

About the Keynote Speaker

Picture of Dr. George Saltsman
Dr. George Saltsman (Source: EDUCAUSE)

George Saltsman is the Executive Director of the Adams Center for the Adams Center for Teaching and Learning. He is also a university instructor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and an electronic publishing consultant. His education includes a BS in Computer Science and a MS in Organizational and Human Resource Development. He recently co-authored the book An Administrators Guide to Online Education.

Dr. Saltsman offers assistance and consulting on any technical matter and works with faculty to enhance the teaching and learning process. He also offers assistance in the creation of online courses, and the supplementing of traditional courses with online technologies. He holds training sessions on the use of Blackboard and other portal tools on a rotating basis throughout the year and has travelled internationally to present on mobility in computing.


2:45-3:30, Various locations in the MU – Lightning Strikes.

3:30-4:45, Gold Room – Student Panel on Mobile Technology.

March 23rd:

9:00-11:00, 1230 Communications Building - Workshop:Increasing Student Engagement with Mobile Learning Strategies.