Northwood University Hosts ETOM Fall Conference

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More than 100 participants attended representing 18 institutions of higher education.

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University hosted the Educational Technology Organization of Michigan (ETOM) fall conference on Friday, November 2, 2012. More than 100 participants in attendance, representing 18 institutions of higher education, convened on Northwood University’s Midland Campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive.

For nearly 32 years ETOM, a nonprofit organization, has dedicated itself to the use of instructional technology in higher education with an emphasis on distance learning. The annual conference is a valuable event for members to learn and network.

Dr. Linda Henderson, academic dean of Northwood University’s Adult Degree Program and president-elect of ETOM, commented, “Northwood’s commitment to technology and online learning made it the ideal location for this year’s ETOM conference. Through the combination of the enthusiastic attendees and innovative presentations, this year’s conference is bound to have a positive impact on student learning for years to come.”

From Chicago to Alpena, Grand Rapids to St. Clair Shores, educators converged on Northwood’s campus to learn how to effectively use technology to enrich the education of both online and on-ground learners. The schools represented at this year’s fall ETOM convention were: Alpena Community College, Delta College, Glen Oaks Community College, Grand Rapids Community College, Jackson Community College, Kellogg Community College, Lansing Community College, Lawrence Technological University, Macomb Community College, The Michigan eLibrary, Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative, Mid-Michigan Community College, Mott Community College, Northwood University, Schoolcraft College, St. Clair County Community College, Washtenaw Community College and Wayne State University.

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Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.