Registration is now open for Montgomery County Community College’s 23rd Annual Technology and Learning Conference, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the College’s Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, in Blue Bell.
Designed for faculty, teachers, administrators and IT personnel from both higher education and K-12 sectors, the conference provides a forum for participants to share state-of-the-art information technologies, contribute to a vision of the future of information technology in the academic enterprise, and exchange ideas and best practices for incorporating technology, security and learning.
The theme of this year's conference is “Technology for L.I.F.E. (Learning, Innovation, and the Future of Education.” Sessions are organized around tracks that target specific audiences in educational institutions including teaching and learning (online, hybrid and face-to-face), trending IT topics, analytics and retention, and security and identity management.
The conference will begin with a keynote address by Dr. John O’Brien, president and CEO of EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology.
During his presentation, Dr. O’Brien will reflect on history and our tendency to ignore the past in our race to the future. He will invite participants to consider the “history of the future” of higher education technology. He explores engaging paleofuture artifacts—for example 19th century predictions of what technology would be like in the year 2000—and argues that there is much to learn today from these glimpses into the history of the future.