Monday, August 17, 2015

PADLA Meeting: Microsoft Technology Center Tour & Software/Hardware Demos

You are cordially invited to join the PA/DE/NJ Distance Learning Association for a visit to the truly state-of-the-art Microsoft Technology Center in Malvern, PA. Whether you are in Corporate, Non-Profit, Higher Ed, or K-12, there will be something for everyone to see and learn.
During this visit, Microsoft Mid-Atlantic representatives will be conducting tours of their impressive facility and discuss some of the emerging Windows 10 based technologies such as Surface Hub and Hololens. This will be followed by in-depth presentations of software products including the PowerPoint MIX add-in allowing users to easily create and share interactive online e-Learning videos and OneNote Class Notebook Creator software to develop lessons in digital notebooks for educators/trainers.

The Malvern MTC has been in operation since 2011, and is co-located with the field sales offices for the northern contingent of employees representing the Mid-Atlantic Sales District of Microsoft. The facility is an executive-class showcase designed to highlight the great solutions that Microsoft has to offer for all types of customers. Tim Pash, the Director, has a team of Architects who are experts in their field and that collaborate to ensure customers understand what our capabilities are and can clearly map them to the business issues they face. Besides enterprise customers, the facility hosts Professional User Groups, Community and K-12 student events, etc. One of our goals is to keep high utilization and to make a positive impression of Microsoft to as many people as possible.   Please consider the facility for the next team offsite, customer event, or executive meeting you need to conduct.  


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

ApprenNet Gather & Learn 2015

Join us for ApprenNet’s inaugural user conference, Gather & Learn. Join ApprenNet’s community of power users, new users, and interested users to help each other maximize learning outcomes on the world’s most robust platform for teaching and learning real-world skills – the kinds of skills you have to practice to master.
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Drexel University
Thomas R. Kline School of Law
3320 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Learn how ApprenNet can help you take your learners to the next level from this impressive panel of speakers:
  • Dr. Carol Okupniak (Keynote)
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing, Drexel University College of Nursing & Health Professions
  • Dr. Drew Ross
    Dean, Open College @ Kaplan University
  • Dr. Craig Loundas
    Director, Leadership Development and Talent Management, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Deirdre Woods
    Executive Director of Penn Open Learning Initiative, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Susan Aldridge
    Senior Vice President of Online Learning, Drexel University