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The Decline of Textbooks

For dozens of years, students were made to believe that textbooks were the epitome of knowledge although textbook authors may have been biased.   For example, American history books presented battles from the viewpoint of the pioneer rather than that of the Indian.  Teachers taught from the “facts” as presented in the textbooks, and students accepted the lessons as truth.

Exhibiting at E-Learning Symposium

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring at E-Learning Symposium? Select the package below that best suits your needs, complete the Exhibitor Participation Form & Agreement and email to Nicole Stallings at or fax to (512) 794-8472. 


Spaces are limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, determined by the date and time applications and payment are received.

Platinum – $1500

E-Learning Symposium 2012 Austin Scholarships

E-Learning Council's purpose is to create the premier peer-to-peer E-Learning Community. We recognize that in our current economic climate, valuable learning and networking opportunities can be difficult to obtain. To provide support for those who are unable to attend E-Learning Symposium for financial reasons, E-Learning Council and the Department of Informational Resources are offering two different scholarship opportunities to qualified applicants. 

Please click the scholarship that best fits your needs to fill out the application: 


Content Curation - Best Practices

Content curation has become a hot topic in 2012.  Corrine Weisgerber, an associate professor at St. Edwards University, has an excellent presentation on content curation.  She differentiates content curation from content aggregation--content aggregation can be automated but content curation requires the human touch for finding, evaluating and contextualizing information.   

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