The Technology Revolution in K-12 EducationMonday, April 30, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Frank Baxter, Chairman Emeritus, Jefferies & Co. Inc.
Jerry Jones, Chief Legal Officer, Senior Vice President, Acxiom; Chairman, Arkansas Virtual Academy; Co-Founder, uHireUS
Tom Luna, Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Idaho
Ronald Packard, Founder and CEO, K12 Inc.
Information technology is either nibbling around the edges or transforming the core of American education, depending on the source of your information. Are multimedia content, online learning, mobile computing, social networking and digital games really making a difference in student performance and global competitiveness? Or is this a case of old wine in new bottles? Is the tech fluency of high school graduates making them college- and career-ready, or just socially hip? Is the digital divide between have and have not families and schools getting smaller or larger? Which federal and state policies have assisted impactful education technology, and which have not? How does meaningful research ever catch up with the rapid evolution of information in time to support good decision-making? What can businesses do to make a positive difference and a reasonable profit?