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EdTech Collaborative on Display at NECC

Wed Jun 11 2008

Visitors at the annual National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) will have an opportunity to learn about the EdTech Collaborative, a NASA-funded website to share best practices in educational technology.

Dr. Laurie Ruberg, associate director of the Center for Educational Technologies®, will be at the NASA booth at NECC in San Antonio June 29-July 2 to speak about the EdTech Collaborative.

An alpha version of the EdTech Collaborative is now online. The website, which works like a wiki in that users contribute materials and can comment on or edit postings, was an outgrowth of the biennial benchmarking on educational technology report completed for NASA by the NASA-sponsored Classroom of the Future.

The EdTech Collaborative is about choosing and using educational technologies for more effective teaching and learning. Given the increased use of the Internet and the constant influx of promising educational tools, there is a need to know what works and what doesn't, and why. The site welcomes the contributions of educators, instructional designers, curriculum coordinators, teachers, administrators, and technology developers.

For almost three decades, NECC has been the premier forum in which to learn, exchange, and survey the field of educational technology. This annual conference—presented by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and keyed to the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)—features hands-on workshops, lecture-format and interactive concurrent sessions, discussions with key industry leaders, and the largest educational technology exhibit in the nation.

In addition, e-Missions™ from the Challenger Learning Center® will be demonstrated in the NASA booth via a video connection back to the Wheeling facility.