Adam S. Brooks

technologist / geek . entrepreneur . marketer . presenter / speaker . developer . consultant . innovator . educator . community advocate . author .

CPCC’s Communications Director

Friends, I am happy to announce that I have accepted an offer to become CPCC’s Communications Director. My time with eLearning and instructional technologies has been a blessing. I appreciate all that I have learned and the relationships that I have built in that role. Beginning Sept 13th, I will begin a new path and I am very excited for the opportunities ahead. We are going to do great things together @cpcc!

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“Googlize Your Edu: Google Apps for Instruction and Collaborative Learning” @ FLICC conference

"Googlize Your Edu: Google Apps for Instruction and Collaborative Learning" @ FLICC conference. This exciting session will introduce attendees to the amazing free tools that are available to individuals and organizations through Google Apps. Educators will be oriented to and learn how to access these "cloud computing" services, how to begin using them for instructional content development and delivery, and how to effectively incorporate them into collaborative learning environments. Google Apps includes resources for collaborative documents, presentations, spreadsheets, online forms, calendars, web sites, instant messaging, Internet publishing options and much more. Get ready to Googlize your teaching and learning environments! Click here for the presentation mindmap file. You will need Freemind software to open it.

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“Connecting with Learners Through Social Media” @ FLICC conference today

I am presenting "Connecting with Learners Through Social Media" @ FLICC conference today. Attendees of this session will learn the pros and cons of many popular social media services, industry trends, how they compare, and how to utilize them to publish to and connect with learners and customers. Because we all seek to work smarter, not harder, we will also look at some ways to connect the “dots” between these services, streamline publishing and syndication, and contribute to the global discussion more efficiently. This presentation will include an energetic topic presentation, demonstrations, and a guided discussion on the instructional applications of and addressing higher education communication and marketing needs through social media solutions. Attendees may also contribute their ideas and best practices to the development of a social networking mind map which will be available for download following the session(s). Click here for the presentation mindmap file. You will need Freemind software to open it.

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“Cool Tools, Tips, Tricks and Treats for Geeks” @ FLICC conference

I am presenting on "Cool Tools, Tips, Tricks and Treats for Geeks" @ FLICC conference today. “Web 2.0” and “cloud computing” may seem like hype if you work too hard for too little effect. You can communicate and collaborate more efficiently. You can publish seamlessly. You can create content and multimedia rapidly. Yes, you can save time and money! There are thousands of incredible tools, tricks, tips, and resources out there to make your initiatives more innovative, efficient, and (dare we say) fun. Do you know of some? We do! In this session, we’re going to share and demonstrate some of our favorites. We ask that you attend and do the same – share you best. This session will be comprised of an energetic highlight of resources, short demonstrations of services and software, and open dialogue of instructional application and best practices with attendees. Click here for the presentation mindmap file. You will need Freemind software to open it.

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League For Innovation CIT 2008 Conference Update

League CIT conference attendees, I have received so many great emails from you all since the conference in Salt Lake City. I thank you all for your great feedback and support. It was my pleasure to present and meet so many innovative people. Leaving conference life (semi-reality) and coming back to work life (actual-reality), I feel like I went out of the pan and into the fryer quickly this week with trying to catch-up on the normal back-log of things to be done. I have not gotten everything posted for you, however, I have not forgotten about you at all and will have updated presentation files and mindmaps posted to the "files" area of my web site and blog shortly. Keep the emails coming as I love connecting with you! Adam Books

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Leage For Innovation CIT 2008 conference in Salt Lake City, UT

Hello, everyone! I am presenting several sessions @ the League For Innovation’s 2008 CIT conference in Salt Lake City, Utah (click here for the web site). These sessions range from technology and e-media to project management and support. I look forward to seeing and working with you. If you’re able, please come and attend some of the sessions. If you’d like to connect afterward for discussion, collaboration, or socializing, send me an email at
Sunday, October 19, 2008
  • Forum Session 150 A, Lower Level Cool Tools, Tricks, and Treats for Web 2.0 Geeks 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • NC Forum Session 151 B, Lower Level Equipping Faculty to Develop Quality Instructional E-Media 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Monday, October 20, 2008

  • Roundtable Discussion Grand Ballroom BD, Lower Level What We Need Is a Good Project Manager 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
  • Forum Session 250 F, Upper Level Geek is Chic @ THE Geek Festival 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • NC Forum Session 250 B, Upper Level Social E-Marketing: Connecting and Marketing Through Social Networks 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

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Adam’s blog update: The comments feature has been enabled

Unfortunately, I had to disable the comments feature for a while due to an influx of spammage on Live. I think that we now have everything under control and the comments tool has been enabled again. So, blog readers, please feel free to contribute to posted topics. Adam

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More pics have been added to the blog galleries

more pics from santa cruz and san francisco have been added to the galleries area

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Pics from the 2008 NCDLA conference in New Bern, NC

I just posted a few pics from the 2008 NCDLA conference in New Bern, NC. Special thanks to the event photographers and Stephanie Bottitta ( for sending them over for me. If you need an event photographer, send her an email. Adam

If anyone else has some and wishes to contribute, email me.

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PRIMA 2008 conference in Sea Trail at Sunset Beach, North Carolina : October 1st-3rd

I will be presenting on social networking and other technologies at this year’s PRIMA conference. The event occurs on October 1st through 3rd in Sea Trail at Sunset Beach, North Carolina. More information about the presentations and event is pending so stay tuned to the blog for details. PRIMA stands for "Public Relations, Information and Marketing Association" and is an organization for people who work in these areas at one of the 58 community colleges in North Carolina and the N.C. Community College System Office. – Adam Brooks

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