EdTech Events Wrap-Up
ACU recently hosted two educational technology conferences spotlighting mobile learning and innovative education. The first was the Transforming Learning Conference in McAllen, Texas. The event spotlighted California Teacher of the Year Marco Torres, Apple’s vice president of education John Couch, Robbie Melton of the Tennessee Board of Regents and Dr. Bill Rankin, ACU's director of education innovation. The event was co-sponsored by educational technology leaders ACU and Mc Allen ISD. MISD may be the largest school district in the U.S. placing mobile technology into the hands of all its students—from high school seniors down to kindergartners, more than 25,000 in all.
Of the more than 300 K-12 educators who attended the April 2012 event, nearly three-fourths of respondents to a post-event survey rated the event “Excellent,” with the remaining 27 percent rating it “Good.” One hundred percent of participants who completed the survey said they would recommend the conference to others.
Spring 2012 Connected Open House
Feedback for ACU’s spring 2012 higher education mobile-learning event, ACU Connected Open House, was “extremely positive,” according to George Saltsman, executive director of ACU's Task Force on Innovation in Learning and Educational Technology.
Roughly 100 attendees from across the nation participated in this deployment-focused bi-annual event. ACU Connected Open Houses are intentionally kept small to provide one-on-one contact between guests and ACU faculty, staff and students. The event sold out one week after registration opened.