(Cross-posted from IDT News)
Apple Education Workshops hosted by the Instructional Design and Technology program at the University of Memphis was a series of ten events over three days. The more than 240 workshop participants had an opportunity to learn about and discuss the opportunities and challenges facing educators in 2011. Attendees came from public and private schools, universities, corporations, and health care providers throughout the Midsouth.
Presenters Tim Matheny, Apple Senior Systems Engineer and Dr. Barry Adams, Education Technology Consultant with Apple spoke with K-12 educators of the Mid-South as well as University of Memphis students, faculty, and administrators on various topics such as the five issues facing higher education, educational theories and practices, and future implications.
Participants had an opportunity to hear and experience with hands-on activities how Apple has responded to these current trends and issues in education and what they as individual educators could do in their own learning environments.