Educational Technologies in a Time of Change in Urban Communities
April 6, 2017
Drexel University's School of Education hosted an engaging panel discussion with Dr. Nichole Pinkard Associate Professor, College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University in Chicago and Founder of Digital Youth Network. Dr. Pinkard discussed how educational technology can be used to close the opportunity gaps that abound in formal and informal learning spaces. She also examined the components of equitable learning infrastructures within urban communities to inspire full participation in today’s technology-driven society.
Her keynote speech was followed by a panel discussion with local innovators and leaders in learning technology including, Chrs Lehmann, Assistant Superintendent of the Innovation Network for the School District of Philadelphia, Jay Vazquez, President and CEO of Philadelphia Academies Inc., and Andy Stutzman, Program Manager for Digital On-Ramps.