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BSC’s Regional Technology Conference Makes “The Virtual Connection”

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    Friday, May 04 2012
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  dr thomas blevins tech conference Dr. Thomas Blevins, Bluefield State College's Interim President, spoke during the opening session of a three-day Regional Technology Conference at BSC, detailing changes in educational technology, along with the impact of emerging technologies throughout higher education.        

Bluefield)--Several area educators attended the first Bluefield State College Regional Technology Conference, April 25-27 at BSC.  The conference, “Making the Virtual Connection” provided an opportunity to consider how the latest educational technology can be used in the classroom.

Dr. John Burton, Professor in Teaching and Learning at Virginia Tech, discussed his experiences in working with disadvantaged children and he detailed the future of technology and its application to help these students. 

“The conference was structured to balance information sharing, targeted learning activities and collaboration with colleagues,” observed Audrey Biggs, Interim Director/BSC’s Virtual College. 

Nancy Adam-Turner, BSC Staff Librarian, added, “Participants also explored examples of projects and best practices utilized at other institutions.”

Dr. Myron Anderson, Associate Professor/Education Technology at Metropolitan (CO) State University, focused on the use of technology to advance diversity during his presentation at the conference.  He observed, “The information received at the conference gave attendees theoretical and practical information to solve technological issues and apply technologies in their classrooms or at their institutions.  This conference took a macro look at technology and provided a platform for the larger discussion of how can we use technology to advance our higher education mission.”