Education technology tools offer students improved access to resources, digital materials and a dynamic, personalized learning experience. Distance learning connects geographically-disadvantaged students with instructors, fellow classmates, course offerings, and educational experiences not accessible in their nearby brick-and-mortar schools.

On July 17, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will host a forum on the growing use and influence of distance learning in transforming American education. A panel of experts will discuss the challenges and positive outcomes of integrating education technologies and distance learning techniques into academic instruction, as well as how these tools are transforming the definition of the American classroom.
The event will be webcast. Participants can join the conversation on Twitter at hashtag #TechCTI. After the program, speakers will take audience questions.

You can watch the webcast at this link: http://www.brookings.edu/events/2012/07/17-distance-learning

WHAT: Event & Webcast: “Education Technology, Distance Learning & the Innovative American Classroom

WHEN: July 17, 2012, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

WHERE: The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington

WHO: Introduction: Darrell M. West, Vice President and Director, Governance Studies; Featured Speaker: The Honorable Mark Begich (D-Alaska), U.S. Senate; Panelists: Michelle R. Davis, Senior Writer, Education Week and Digital Directions; Eric D. Fingerhut, Vice President, Education and STEM Learning, Battelle; James Werle, Director, Internet2 K20 Initiative

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