The Digital Directions staff have been interviewing a plethora of notable ed-tech leaders at the NECC ’09 conference in Washington D.C. this week. With topics ranging from students’ use of personal technology, educators’ ambivalence to cell phones in the classroom, the shrinking pot of (federal) money available for ed tech, and disruptive innovation in education, we think there’s something for everyone.
Chris Dede: Disrupting The Traditional Classroom
Harvard University Professor Chris Dede discusses the potential for online learning to drive innovation in the classroom.
Elliot Soloway: Ed Tech Classroom Climate
University of Michigan professor Elliot Soloway discusses the need for effective use of technology in the classroom.
Paul Sanfrancesco: Training Teachers On The Use Of New Technology
Paul Sanfrancesco, the director of technology at the Garnet Valley School District in Glen Mills, Pa., talks about strategies for training teachers on the use new technology.
Keith Krueger: Investing In Technology During Tough Times
Consortium for School Networking CEO Keith Krueger talks about the importance of working with a variety of departments to secure funding for educational technology in a tough economic climate.
Susan Patrick: The E-Learning Challenge
The president and chief executive officer of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning talks at NECC ’09 about the drive to improve virtual learning in K-12 schools.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.