Hello everyone,

This week, Dalhousie University is hosting a two-day national conference on learning and teaching organized by the Centre for Learning and Teaching. I know that several members of the School's community, faculty and students, have registered for this event.

It is impressive to note that, of twenty-one presentations coming from Dalhousie, four are from SIM (see below) and an additional two include alumni Linda Bedwell and Gwendolyn MacNairn of the University Libraries. I cheer all of my colleagues on in their endeavours, which fall beyond the scope of their "regular" research activities, and which demonstrate wonderful commitment to building on the strengths of the learning opportunities for our students.

Students' Use of Social Networking Sites for Academic Purposes

Keith Lawson (SIM)

Job Shadow Assignment, or "There and Back Again"

Marina Pluzhenskaya (SIM) and Sandra Toze (SIM)

Integrated Learning Opportunities at the Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University: An analysis of two approaches to client-based learning.

Louise Spiteri (SIM), Vivian Howard (SIM), and Jenny Baechler (Faculty of Management)

Experiential Learning in Professional, Accredited Graduate Programs: Assessing Dalhousie's MLIS and CRMBA programs as potential models for others

Fiona Black (SIM) and Scott Comber (School of Business Administration)

Further details about the conference may be found at http://learningandteaching.dal.ca/dcutl/program.html

Very best wishes, and looking forward to seeing some of you at the conference.
Fiona B.
Fiona A. Black, PhD
Associate Dean of Management (External Programs)
and Director, School of Information Management
Faculty of Management
Dalhousie University
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3J5, Canada

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