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Education xChange

Design Thinking Conference at the U-M Ross School of Business 

January 23, 2015

This one day event was organized jointly by U-M with local tech companies actively presenting and showing demos. Assessment, Technology vs Instructional Design, Games for Education, and K-12 education were themes visible throughout the talks. 

The keynote highlighted Google’s past, present, and future with education. The case of a geography teacher from Grand Rapids visiting CERN in Switzerland, and doing a Google hangout with his class while in the CERN reactor, as he biked along the accelerator was an impressive idea. It highlighted Google’s commitment to 10X improvements, not small incremental improvements in technology available to the masses. Speakers were Michigan alumni, working at Google. U-M faculty like Barry Fishman and Perry Samson presented and/or participated in panels on improving education. I learnt that Dr. Fishman (School of Ed) led President Obama’s digital education initiative planning team. Nice.

Overall, the resounding message said: technology is a means to the end of quality education. Teaching and assessment design matter much more than technology, and Jordan won a Samsung Galaxy tablet in Google’s end-of-keynote raffle. 

Sponsor engagement is crucial to project success. 
We knew about a council meeting being held by our sponsor, NIH NCATS. However, when it became apparent there was a live webcast watching opportunity, our leadership, managers, and staff dropped everything to see Petra Kaufmann present live.
For the project management / PMBOK geek, it’s all about Enterprise Environment Factors. Sponsor engagement is crucial to project success. 
We knew about a council meeting being held by our sponsor, NIH NCATS. However, when it became apparent there was a live webcast watching opportunity, our leadership, managers, and staff dropped everything to see Petra Kaufmann present live.
For the project management / PMBOK geek, it’s all about Enterprise Environment Factors.

Sponsor engagement is crucial to project success. 

We knew about a council meeting being held by our sponsor, NIH NCATS. However, when it became apparent there was a live webcast watching opportunity, our leadership, managers, and staff dropped everything to see Petra Kaufmann present live.

For the project management / PMBOK geek, it’s all about Enterprise Environment Factors.

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Some awesome educational IT work umich showcased at last week’s IT symposium

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