You are cordially invited to join us for a very Special Event at the 7th Annual Villanova Tech Expo. The Villanova University Technology Expo is an opportunity for the regional education community to see the latest technology from leading vendors, learn from informative keynote speakers and connect with peers to find solutions and best practices. We will meet as the PADLA group in Press Room D from 8:30a-9:00a to collectively plan our day and gather again there from Noon-1:p for a group lunch and to share our findings. Whether your experience ranges from a seasoned veteran, to someone just beginning to explore the dynamic world of Distance/e-Learning/m-Learning, you will be guaranteed to learn, share, and have ample opportunities to build your professional network.
About the Expo
The Villanova University Technology Expo is an opportunity for the regional education and corporate community to see the latest technology from leading vendors, learn from informative keynote speakers and connect with peers to find solutions and best practices. The Technology Expo is free to attendees, and is a worthwhile and affordable way to bring together technology providers that want to demonstrate their latest technology solutions, along with attendees who wish to broaden their knowledge and network with colleagues.Attendees and exhibitors have an opportunity to:
- Interact...with over 75 technology innovators, vendors & exhibitors.
- Learn...about the latest educational technologies from keynotes, vendors and peers.
- Explore...the latest offerings in digital technologies for education and business.
- Network...with fellow leaders and peers.
- Win...fabulous door prizes and vendor give-aways.
The 2010 Technology Expo had 840 attendees representing 147 colleges, universities, K-12 schools, school districts, non-profit organizations and businesses; and 85 technology vendors participated as exhibitors.
Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow
"Coming Soon to Your School or Campus: The New "Free Agent Learner" -- Are You Ready?"
The dynamic profusion of emerging technologies, both in school and out of school, is propelling today's students to make new demands on education institutions for technology-rich learning experiences and environments. Enabled, empowered and engaged, this next wave of students is creating their own vision for 21st century education that is socially-based, un-tethered to the traditional classroom and rich in digital media and content. Get a first hand, insider glimpse into the activities, values and aspirations of these "free-agent learners" through this keynote address by Project Tomorrow CEO, Julie Evans. The presentation will utilize the latest national and regional data findings from the Speak Up National Research Project.
Ronald Bonig, Research Director-Education, Gartner
"Surfing the Waves of Change, aka Sink or Swim"
We are in a time of dramatic change for higher education in the United States. The magnitude of the changes we are witnessing now rarely occur...think of the effects of the GI Bill after World War II and the massive influx of baby boomers into higher education institutions beginning in the mid-1960's. Higher education institutions are being buffeted by societal and economic forces at the same time the consumerization of technology and the 'death of distance' are dramatically increasing the demand for IT services. This presentation will begin by briefly summarizing some of the macro forces at play and then move into the challenges facing IT leaders in higher education institutions. In confusion there reigns opportunity, so we will also discuss some of the strategies for coping with the forces and leveraging some of the changes.
Now in our 9th
year, PADLA’s mission is to establish an open forum dedicated to the free exchange of ideas and information between corporate, non-profit, academic, and government professionals, concerning the issues and technological changes in the field of Distance/e-Learning/m-Learning and how it can be utilized to improve human performance. Bi-monthly face-to-face meetings and an annual conference are held covering the latest research, trends and best practices in Distance/e-Learning/m-Learning presented by recognized experts and practitioners.
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