Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Campus Technology Virtual 2011

FREE Virtual Conference & Expo

May 12, 2011 • 10:30 am – 6:00 pm ET

From the convenience of your desktop, join us May 12, for fresh education, new product demos and peer-to-peer collaboration.

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  • Outstanding Sessions—Brand new presentations spotlighting the most up-to-date information on new education tools, technologies and services.
  • Inspiring Speakers—Education experts will share their views, best practices and tips for success in an effective, interactive way.
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall—Chat in real time with exhibitors and preview the latest hardware, software and solutions in our virtual exhibit hall. You'll have access to free content downloads, presentations-to-go and more.
  • Real-Time Networking Opportunities—Connect with your colleagues and develop new relationships with other like-minded professionals from all over the world in our virtual networking lounge.
  • No travel, no conference fees and no time away from work!
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

How Bill Gates' Favorite Teacher Wants to Disrupt Education

If you don't know about the TED Talks ("Ideas Worth Spreading"), you are in for a treat. One of their recent speakers, Salman Khan, talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script -- give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

As Bill Gates said, here is a glimpse into the future of education...

In 2004, Salman Khan, a hedge fund analyst, began posting math tutorials on YouTube. Six years later, he has posted more than 2.000 tutorials, which are viewed nearly 100,000 times around the world. Learn more about Khan in this Fast Company article.

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