EDTECHDAY2015

Thursday, March 19  •  9am-4pm  •  Campus Center, Ithaca College

Announcements

Ed Tech Day 2015 - Marking 25 years!

Please mark your calendars for our 25th annual Ed Tech Day on Thursday, March 19, 2015.  Vendor registration is now open, and participant registration will open in mid January.

Welcome!

We hope that you will join us for our 25th annual Educational Technology Day at Ithaca College on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in the Ithaca College Campus Center.  The vendor and college showcases run from 9 AM to 3 PM, and seminars run from 9 AM to 4 PM. This site provides you with all the information you need to find out more about Ed Tech Day, register as a participant or vendor, see what's new, or learn more about the vendors and others who will be at the show.

Educational Technology Day is a free regional technology event that attracts over 1,600 people annually from upstate New York. It features local and national vendors such as AT&T, Apple, Brocade, Dell, Epson, Hewlett Packard, Panasonic and many others.

Celebrating 25 Years!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the event!  Hard to believe. Back in 1991 the college held its first Educational Technology Day and started a tradition that is now midway through its third decade.  Back then the Macintosh Classic, IBM PS/2, DEC workstations, and a new thing called “Multimedia” were all the rage.  The commercial Internet did not exist and Google (actually spelled googol) was just a large number – it was a very different time.  Instead of Hypercard, attendees now learn about mobile computing, 3D printing, wearable technologies, state-of-the-art classroom interaction technologies and the like.  

We are going to celebrate this milestone with a number of special features and sessions.  Our hope is to reflect back and then imagine forward.  If over the past 25 years we've evolved from the Mac Classic and IBM PS/2 to wearable technology and smart phones in our pockets, what will things be like 25 years from now?

Some of the special events and activities planned include:

  • Featured Sessions Track - special presentations related to technology and where it's headed
  • Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium
  • Startup Central - Featuring startups and other emerging companies and technologies
  • "Envision the Future" IC Student Competition
  • Reflect Back / Imagine Forward - Displays and Interactive Exhibits throughout the day
  • And more!

Details and additional information on these and other activities will be posted in the coming months. 

Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium Track

Once again we are partnering with the Finger Lakes Faculty Development Network (FLFDN) to offer a special “Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium” track as part of Ed Tech Day.  The symposium consists of a special series of seminars running throughout the day and features sessions specifically focusing on innovations and best practices in using technology for teaching and learning, as well as scholarship assessing the effect of technology on student learning.

The call for proposals for this year will be posted in late January.

The Finger Lakes Faculty Development Network, which organizes this special track, is an organization linking people involved in faculty development at campuses in central and western New York.  Bi-monthly meetings rotate among member campuses or through web conferencing.  For more information about FLFDN please contact Wade Pickren, Director, Center for Faculty Excellence at Ithaca College (wpickren@ithaca.edu).

Check back often!

We're working hard to put together another great show. Please check back often for updates on vendors, seminars, and other happenings. And if you have any suggestions, please pass them along!

We'll see you at the show!
-Dave

David Weil
Director - Enterprise Application Services
Information Technology Services
Ithaca College
607-274-7000
edtechday@ithaca.edu

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Ithaca College is committed to providing individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in Ed Tech Day events.  Requests for reasonable accommodations, preferably in writing (by e-mail), should be directed to ITS-Educational Technology Day (edtechday@ithaca.edu), Ithaca College, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, 607-274-7000) no later than March 5, 2015.  The request should state the auxiliary aids and services requested.  All requests for auxiliary aids and services received by Ithaca College on a timely basis will be fully reviewed.  Upon completion of the review, a written response will be sent to the requester prior to the event indicating the action to be taken by Ithaca College.  Ithaca College will make best efforts to review and respond to to requests for reasonable accommodations made less than fourteen (14) days in advance.

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