Hamilton will host the first Mobile Learning Summit on Friday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kirner-Johnson Building. Presented in partnership with the New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education (NYSCATE), the summit will include discussions, presentations and workshop sessions spanning the mobile technologies within the K-20 educational continuum. A $125 registration fee includes all summit activities.
Several members of the Hamilton community will be presenting at the summit. Educational Technologist James LaVere and Language Center Coordinator/Technologist Jeremiah Spoon will present “Devices 101,” an introduction to mobile devices and platforms. Leonard C. Ferguson Professor of Music Sam Pellman, co-presenting with Ben Harwood of Skidmore College, will discuss the use of Doceri presentation and lesson software. Michael Sprague, drector of web services, will present on building mobile-enabled websites and apps.
Richard Culatta, deputy director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology will be the keynote speaker. A leader in the field of educational innovation, in his current position Culatta focuses on using data and learning analytics to create customized learning experiences for all students and on leveraging mobile technology and social media to create effective large-scale distributed learning environments.
LaVere, Spoon and Educational Technologist Carl Rosenfield serve on the summit steering committee. LaVere is the chair for Hamilton’s Mobiletech Committee.