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The Boston EdTech Foundation seeks to build a diverse edtech community where current professionals can discuss the latest research, practices, and products, and where folks interested in transitioning into edtech can connect with current professionals. We ultimately hope that by helping build a diverse edtech workforce, Boston edtech companies can create products that meet the needs of an increasingly diverse set of learners.

We meet monthly to hear from those who are transforming teaching and learning through panel discussions, community mixers, member spotlights, keynote speakers, workshops, and hands-on learning experiences to explore the intersection of education and technology.

Upcoming events (1)

What does education want from the web?

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For this upcoming event, Paul Belfanti will discuss the Education Task Force (Edu-TF) and its mandate to answer this question: “What does education want from the web?” He will also explore issues such as:

a) What limitations currently exist that may be presenting obstacles to educators, educational publishers, EdTech companies, and others in delivering content or services efficiently and at high quality?

b) What new capabilities could lead to improved learning experiences, or enable innovative new products and services?

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) governs most of the standards that power the web. Within the W3C there are community groups that discuss issues impacting their areas of interest/expertise. When important issues are identified, they are elevated to the appropriate W3C community group for review. W3C community groups may consider further raising these issues to the W3C Working Group responsible for maintaining and developing the related web specifications. One community group called the Publishing Community Group (PCG) has several underlying task forces exploring specific issues, including the Edu-TF.

Paul's Bio:
Paul Belfanti is the owner of Smart Content Solutions LLC, which provides consultant services to publishers and education companies on strategic planning, process reengineering, digital transformation, and change management. He has held leadership positions with Pearson Education, Ascend Learning and Macmillan Learning in a variety of creative, production, and technology roles.

Paul is the chairman of the IDPF Board of Directors and leads the Education Task Force of the W3C Publishing Community Group. He was program co-chair of the first EDUPUB Workshop in October 2013 and remains active in the promotion of EPUB3 as a global standard for distribution and interoperability.

Educators, Authors, Publishers, Content Creators, Developers, Entrepreneurs

Past events (124)

Managing Your Career Proactively & with a Positive Mindset

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