IC EdTech Day - March 19th

The Computing Center will be participating in the 25th Annual Education Technology Day at Ithaca College on Thursday, March 19th. We will be working with our friends from Hewlett Packard showing their latest tablets, notebooks and computer systems. 

Ed Tech Day is a regional technology event that attracts over 1,600 people annually from the upstate New York region. National manufacturers will be in attendance  including Adobe Systems, Apple, Dell, Epson, Hewlett Packard, and Microsoft.

While one of the primary audiences for the event is the higher education community, the event is open to everyone.  There is plenty of information that is of interest to K-12 education, the business and not-for-profit communities. At the event you'll be able to talk directly with representatives from major computer and technology manufactuerers and suppliers, explore educational applications, learn how technology is being used today in and outside of higher education and see what can be expected in the coming years. 

The 2015 show will take place on Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Emerson Suites and adjoining areas of the Campus Center at Ithaca College. The show features a Vendor Technology Showcase, a College Showcase, and a series of seminars. 

Celebrating 25 Years!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the event!  Hard to believe. Back in 1991 the college held its first Educational Technology Day and started a tradition that is now midway through its third decade.  Back then the Macintosh Classic, IBM PS/2, DEC workstations, and a new thing called “Multimedia” were all the rage.  The commercial Internet did not exist and Google (actually spelled googol) was just a large number – it was a very different time.  Instead of Hypercard, attendees now learn about mobile computing, 3D printing, wearable technologies, state-of-the-art classroom interaction technologies and the like.  

We are going to celebrate this milestone with a number of special features and sessions.  Our hope is to reflect back and then imagine forward.  If over the past 25 years we've evolved from the Mac Classic and IBM PS/2 to wearable technology and smart phones in our pockets, what will things be like 25 years from now?

Some of the special events and activities planned include:

  • Featured Sessions Track - special presentations related to technology and where it's headed
  • Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium
  • Startup Central - Featuring startups and other emerging companies and technologies
  • Reflect Back / Imagine Forward - Displays and Interactive Exhibits throughout the day
  • And more!

For more information, click on www.ithaca.edu/edtechday/

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