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Dipnote Post on Tech@State: EdTech

Revolutionizing Education and Learning Through Technology

This week, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Education, and educators around the world are…

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Added by techATstate on December 4, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Games for Learning - Panelist Bios

Games for Learning - Panelist Bios

Much has been said about the value of making learning fun and how that can engage students who are failing under more traditional learning methods. With more technology in the classroom, introducing learning games is an easy task. What games are best and how should they be employed? Are there specific types of games that have…

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Added by techATstate on October 31, 2013 at 8:08pm — No Comments


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Equal Access to Education for People with Disabilities - Panelist Bios

Equal Access to Education for People with Disabilities - Panelist Bios

New technology and increased connectivity opens many possibilities in schools for persons with disabilities and provides many opportunities for them to be included in mainstream educational activities. What innovative projects and programs have been implemented that have allowed disabled…
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Added by techATstate on October 31, 2013 at 8:01pm — No Comments


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The Role of Technology Tools in Language Learning - Panelist Bios

The Role of Technology Tools in Language Learning - Panelist Bios

There are many tools and applications available on the internet and for mobile devices that use technology to help make learning a language quicker and easier. But, can technology replace a language teacher? And, can an application instruct in the nuances of the spoken word? Where is technology…

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Added by techATstate on October 31, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments


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Equal Access to Education for Women & Girls - Panelist Bios

Equal Access to Education for Women & Girls - Panelist Bios

In some area of the world, cultural norms cause a lack of access to education for girls and women. The availability of more mobile devices with greater connectivity provides an opportunity to remove this obstacle and allow increased access to education and learning for girls and women. In a similar…

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Added by techATstate on October 31, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments


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Open Education Resources in the Middle East and Beyond - Panelist Bios

Open Education Resources in the Middle East and Beyond - Panelist Bios

Open Education Resources make educational material free and accessible. Many projects and programs have taken advantage of Open Education Resources to expand access to textbooks, videos, and other learning materials for students around the world. One example is the State Department's Open…

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Added by techATstate on October 31, 2013 at 7:15pm — No Comments


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Connecting Classrooms in Central & South America and Europe - Panelist Bios

Connecting Classrooms in Central & South America and Europe - Panelist Bios
One of the greatest benefits of improved technology in the classroom is the capability to connect easily around the world. Virtual exchanges and connected classrooms are a reality, allowing students to engage and interact with counterparts on the other side of the globe. How…
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Added by techATstate on October 31, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments


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Using MOOCs in a Global Context - Panelist Bios

Using MOOCs in a Global Context - Panelist Bios

MOOCs have received a tremendous amount of publicity recently with much discussion about how they will transform higher education. Many questions remain, however, concerning exactly how effective MOOCs will be and how best they can be used. This panel will explore the current state of MOOCs and examine various…

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Added by techATstate on October 31, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments


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mEducation (Mobile) in the Developing World - Panelist Bios

mEducation (Mobile) in the Developing World - Panelist Bios

The wide availability and lowering costs of a range of mobile devices has created new opportunities for education and learning in areas where Internet access may be limited or non-existent. Yet, there are still significant institutional constraints that impact wider scale adoption and utilization, particularly in developing…

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Added by techATstate on October 31, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Ignite Session - Speaker Bios

Ignite Sessions - Speaker Bios

During our Ignite Session, we will be offering the audience exposure to six diverse new ideas, concepts, and programs. These will be presented in a series of ignite sessions, which are highly engaging 5 minute presentations with 20 slides set to auto advance for every 15 seconds.…

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Added by techATstate on October 25, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments


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Plenary Panel - Speaker Bios

Plenary Panel: "Technology Revolution in Education and Learning" - Speaker Bios

Technology-supported education, when used appropriately and sustainably, holds great promise for advancing quality educational outcomes in low- and high-resource settings. From their utilization for education data collection, assessment, teacher professional development, and/or direct learner instruction a…
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Added by techATstate on October 25, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Afternoon Keynote Address - Speaker Bio

Afternoon Keynote Address - Speaker Bio

John Maeda - Rhode Island School of Design

John Maeda is a leader who imagines how design can simplify…

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Added by techATstate on October 17, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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Morning Keynote Address - Speaker Bio

Morning Keynote Address - Speaker Bio

Lila Ibrahim - Coursera

Lila Ibrahim is President of Coursera, as well as a co-founder of Team4Tech and an…

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Added by techATstate on October 17, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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Master of Ceremonies Introduction - Speaker Bio

Master of Ceremonies Introduction - Speaker Bio

Laura Williams - Operations Center, …

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Added by techATstate on October 17, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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Welcoming Remarks - Speaker Bios

Welcoming Remarks - Speaker Bios

Gregory Maggs - George Washington University Law School

Dean Gregory Maggs joined the Law…

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Added by techATstate on October 17, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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Tech@State: EdTech - Agenda

Friday, November 1, 2013…

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Added by techATstate on October 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Debate of Technology and Design is Just like the Debate of Hen and Egg

“It is supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to push this button”, said by a famous intellect  John Brunner.

Technology has so occupied our small world that we don’t think it be a magic anymore, we are not surprised by it any more, but as human mind is more inclined to complexities, in the same way one thinks more about the controversial aspects of different things, after gaining enough fame and popularity technology has also become a victim of the same controversy, in the…

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Added by Mary Desilva on October 9, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Audience needs analysis

Matthew Hodgson warns against the folly of inadequate needs analysis. He speaks of the hardship experienced by many evangelists and users of Web 2.0 tools - I know where he is coming from there - and against knee-jerk reactions to adding a blog or wiki just because everyone else is doing it in a corporate environment. If you are a decision maker in a large organisation, and you don’t have a solid business reason to put a public or even intranet-only information sharing system in place,…

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Added by Gerald Peterson on June 13, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments


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Livestream Link for Tech@State: Moneyball Diplomacy

Join us for Tech@State: Moneyball Diplomacy via livestream!

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Added by techATstate on June 7, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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