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Conference 2011

Thank you for participating in Wireless EdTech 2011! We know that the success of Wireless EdTech was made possible by the high level of participation from our attendees. The interaction and solutions-based dialog at this conference has again brought forth new ideas and perspectives.


Highlights

  • Margaret "Peggy" L. Johnson from Qualcomm offered a fascinating vision of the 21st century classroom enhancing student learning with a blending of in-class and out-of-class experiences – augmented reality, interactive tablets, and better tools for teachers.
  • The panel of Superintendents delivered "feet on the ground" insights on ways their schools are changing the education environment.
  • Teachers presented innovative solutions, and we heard directly from a student about his experience with technology in education (based on your feedback, we'll be inviting more teachers and students to speak in the future).
  • Several speakers from federal, state and local government bodies outlined differing ways they are working with educators to provide students with the latest tools for learning.
  • Networking opportunities abounded during breaks and receptions, with people making new connections and collaborating on new ideas.
  • Twitter conversations took off – take a look at the #edtech11 Twitter feed, especially from when the conference was in session. Lots of comments from people sharing insights on what they heard, what they learned, and what they discussed.

So, what's next?
We'll be publishing a paper on the discussions and proposed solutions, which will be available soon.

And of course, please plan to join us again October 10-12, 2012 in Washington, DC!


Conference Materials

Wireless EdTech Conference 2011 Program

Sponsors

  • Titanium Sponsor: Wireless Reach from Qualcomm
  • Platinum Sponsor: The Wireless Foundation
  • Silver Sponsor: Kajeet- smart solutions for kids
  • Silver Sponsor: Ruckus- Simply Better Wireless

Keynote Speakers

Karen Cator

Karen Cator is President and CEO of Digital Promise. From 2009-2013, Karen was Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, where she led the development of the 2010 National Education Technology Plan and focused the Office’s efforts on teacher and leader support. Read more...


Robbie Melton

Robbie Melton

As TBR’s Associate Vice Chancellor of eLearning and Emerging Mobilization Technology, Melton’s innovative and ground-breaking work touches the daily lives of more than two hundred thousand students and educators served by Tennesee’s statewide education system. Read more...