The Disconnect in EdTech Solutions - Solving Real Problems

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Join us at this event hosted by Boston University and the Boston EdTech Meetup Group!

This month, we'll discuss the disconnect that exists between new services created in education technology, and the solutions that colleges are actually looking for. Why are solutions to non-problems created? What can be done to make it easier to understand the problems in our industry?

Moderator - Amod Lele
https://www.linkedin.com/in/amod-lele-8646022/

Amod is the Lead Educational Technologist at Boston University, supervising their team of educational technologists and interns. He has a PhD in Religion from Harvard University and a Masters in Computer Science from Boston University.

Roland Jaeckel
https://www.linkedin.com/in/roland-jaeckel-207a871/

Roland Jaeckel leads the Educational Technology team at Boston University. His academic background includes a long history of teaching at the college level, including classroom as well as individual applied instruction. He is a graduate of the EDUCAUSE Institute’s Learning Technology Leadership Program and holds a doctorate in Music from the College of Fine Arts at Boston University.

Mark Racine
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-racine-b214847/

Mark Racine is Chief Information Officer at Boston Public Schools, who worked his way to the position as an Educational Technology Support Specialist and Project Manager during his 12 years at BPS. He attended Stonehill College for Elementary Education and American Studies before transferring to Harvard to complete a Masters in their Program for Leadership Development.

Agenda
6:00 - Networking with Dinner
7:00 - Announcements and Introductions
7:05 - Panel Discussion
7:35 - Audience Q&A
7:55 - Closing Remarks
8:00 – AfterParty and Networking

Directions and Parking
For $12 underground parking after 3pm, go to:
549 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA 02215
or walk 0.1 miles from Blandford Street Station (Green Line B)
or walk 0.3 miles from Kenmore Square Station (Green Line C/D)
Street Meter parking is free after 8pm.

Sponsors
Special thanks to Boston University for sponsoring the event!