Conference centers on technology

first_imgPASADENA – Technological advances like iPods and podcasting are transforming education from a teacher-centric, unidirectional process to one that centers on students and the sharing of knowledge, the keynote speaker at an educational technology conference said Wednesday. “The role of educator is no longer `the purveyor of fixed info.’ It’s about fundamentally changing the learning process,” Tom Galvin told an audience of hundreds at the 11th annual TechEd conference at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. “I encourage you all to be bloggers. Get immersed in the technology to the extent that you can,” added Galvin, who is director of Intel’s Innovation in Education. Galvin’s speech concluded three days of seminars focusing on issues of how to best integrate technology into the classroom without losing the human touch. Topics ranged from tools to stop plagiarism to engaging students through computers. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“Technology is an equalizer and an enabler,” Galvin said. “If you put it to good use, it will increase your ability to learn. However, technology is neither a panacea nor a curse. “Be reminded always that technology is a tool. It’s all about what you do with it,” Galvin said. “Technology isn’t magic – teachers are.” But many of the educators who attended the conference said that while they embrace the role of new technology in concept, fiscal realities often make it little more than an ideology. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4494 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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