“The Impact of Computers & Technology on Learning”

What: A conference to address the educational and societal issues raised by the rapid increase in the use of computers in the home and classroom, including the question:

“Where is all this headed and is it good for our children?”

This conference is being held in conjunction with the two-day Hartford Information Technology Exposition (ITEC) and in cooperation with the Connecticut Technology Council and the Hartford Growth Council Millennium Project

When: Wednesday, June 7, 2000 from 1:30–4:00 pm

Where: The Connecticut Expo Center 265 Reverend Moody Overpass Hartford, Connecticut

Who: Speakers will include:

  • The Honorable Kevin B. Sullivan, President pro tempore, CT State Senate
  • Dr. Ray S. Perez, Director of K-12 Education, Advanced Distributed Learning Readiness
    and Training Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Mr. Clark Aldrich, Research Director and E-Learning Core Topic Leader, Gartner Group
  • Professor Richard Schwab, Dean, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
  • Dr. Janice Gruendel, Executive Director, CT Voices for Children

Why: There are clear signals that the rapid increase in the use of computers in our lives and those of our children is causing significant anxiety among the lay public. This conference is being convened to provide a forum for discussion of these issues, with particular emphasis on the use of computers in the classroom. A major focus of the presentations will be the basic shift in focus, from “learning to use computers and technology” to “using computers and technology to learn.”

The general public is encouraged to attend!

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