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CATE's Project DIRECT gets exposure at ISTE 2011

Written by Peggy Marconi
November 07, 2011

From June 26th-29th, the International Society for Technology is hosting their annual conference this year in Philadelphia. It has been estimated that nearly 20,000 people from 60 countries attend five days of professional learning and collaboration at the conference and exposition.  According to ISTE’s conference page, “the conference program is selected from more than 2,000 peer reviewed submissions and is comprised of 700 immersive, interactive sessions, 145 special topic workshops, three inspiring keynotes, and numerous informal networking lounges and cafés.”

Ok, so this is obviously pretty exciting stuff, but it get’s better!  This year, ISTE is hosting Machinima Fest 2011.  As noted on the ISTE SIGVE wikipage,  “in the tradition of Sundance and Cannes, ISTE SIGVE is hosting Machinima Fest 2011 featuring examples of the BEST Machinima in the educational realm. Machinima, video created using 3D virtual worlds or games, is a new form of media showing incredible potential for learning and communicating.”

This is where Project DIRECT factors in.  I received word over the weekend that our submission was accepted and is considered for a spotlight feature at the celebration.  This is great news.  Take a look at some of the other submissions in our category.  Clearly we are on board with some of the best work being done out there right now using this technique.  Keep your fingers crossed that we get a spotlight!!