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Wednesday, July 18 • 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Building the ∞:1 Program, or why your 1:1 program is short-sighted

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School IT architectures have been built upside-down and their design reflects what we might call the factory model of education. They primarily support administrative functions yet the core business and by far the largest volume of data is in the classroom, not the front office. That is partly because the template for school IT architectures was enterprise, not education, and partly because we had difficulty imagining other uses for IT beyond email and record-keeping. (To be fair, that in turn was a reflection of the limitations of the technology.) 21st Century learning calls for a new architectures, ones that are platform agnostic, where school itself is seen as the operating system and users can connect anywhere, anytime: an ∞:1 program. This session looks at the influence of three powerful currents--the coming internet-of-things, the steady rise of mobile technologies and the consumerization of educational technology--and recasts the functions of the IT network and team, moving them from a maintenance to a creative department and one that supports users--that is people, not hard- and software.


Presentation Link: http://ovenell-carter.com/blc12-preso-1-the-1-program-or-why-your-11-pr

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Brad Ovenell-Carter

Director of Educational Technology, Mulgrave School
Brad Ovenell-Carter is the Director of Educational Technology at Mulgrave School, a co-ed K-12 IB school in Vancouver, Canada. Brad is fascinated with the way technology is reshaping education. As an Apple Distinguished Educator he has consulted at individual schools and been asked... Read More →

Wednesday July 18, 2012 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)

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