Transforming the Learning Environment to Meet Today’s Challenges

Presenter : Marci Powell, Polycom Global Director for Higher Education & Corporate Training and United States Distance Learning Association Chairman of the Board.

Logo Polycom Today’s learning environment and the world in which we live are quickly changing. Educators face pressures to leverage the technologies necessary for expanding the learning opportunities for today’s workforce and tomorrow’s leaders. Given the right opportunities and right technologies, educators can teach differently thus transforming the learning environment.

Blended learning technologies of videoconferencing, online, and streaming/podcasting empowers educators to address their challenges in the learning environment. This provides a practical method to reach distance learners, create newer virtual-learning spaces, overcome time and geographical barriers in the learning process, and create greater educational equity overall. This session will examine the technologies that allow universities to adapt to the needs of the 21st century classroom.

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