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The Future of Instructional Technology

Published January 30, 2015

I invite you to join your colleagues on February 17-18, 2015 for a program on instructional technology innovation. This two-day event is part of the Digital Challenges Series, co-sponsored by UB Information Technology and University Libraries.

On February 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., experts will explore how the classroom experience is likely to change over the next two decades in Teaching and Learning in the Classroom of the Future. This event will take place in 145 Student Union.

The day begins with SUNY Fredonia Professor Dr. Kathleen Gradel, an emerging educational technologies expert who has mentored New York State teachers and faculty, addressing the needs of “born digital” students. Expert educators from local elementary, middle, and high schools will continue the conversation about the latest technologies employed in today’s classrooms. 

In the afternoon, UB Professor Sam Abramovich will offer a provocative look at the future classroom and discuss the ways in which teaching and learning could evolve over the next 15 years. UB educators Dr. James Milles (Law), Dr. John Tomaszewski (Pathology and Anatomical Science) and PhD candidate Jeremiah Grabowski (GSE) will follow with their reflections.  

UB’s Instructional Technology Fair will follow on February 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union Atrium. The latest innovative products and services in the educational technology marketplace will inspire attendees. Vendors such as Dell, Verizon, Sony, and Capstream Technologies will exhibit products ranging from audience response solutions, collaborative infrastructure, and technology-enabled furniture. UBIT will be on-hand to get feedback from faculty and students on their reaction and interest in the demonstrated technologies.

I encourage you to attend and register for this program at digitalchallenges.buffalo.edu. I look forward to seeing you there. 

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