Innovate, the journal of online education, and Focus on Education Foundation, in concert with corporate sponsors, present Innovation 2008: The Real and the Ideal. Innovation 2008 is the second of five annual conferences organized to capture the collective will and intelligence of leaders who can set the pace for innovation in education. Innovation 2008 will bring together researchers, educators, and government and business leaders to formulate a vision for the future of education. The conference aims at a realistic appraisal of the present state of education and an assessment of what current realities indicate for the future, coupled with constructive and well-informed speculation about how change can be better managed to serve the need of students, educators, parents, industry, and society as a whole. In other words, the conference seeks to reconcile the real and the ideal.
There is no question that technology will be a part of any future in education. Previous attempts at integrating technology into education have met with difficulties because solutions have not addressed the total social system of education. Technology, while it offers numerous potential benefits, must be implemented in a way that is compatible with education in all of its dimensions. With this in mind, Innovation 2008 will focus on what’s next in the social, cultural, and methodological dimensions of education, as well as in technology for education.
We believe that bringing together leaders in education, business, academia, and government in a conference environment organized around these themes will produce significant new ideas, perspectives, and initiatives.
While the goals of the conference are ambitious, there will also be ample time for networking, skiing, and enjoying the beauty of the Colorado Rockies.
Please join us at Innovation 2008,
April 14 and 15, 2008 in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado