Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

InfoComm 2003: A Technology Feast for Educators. (News)

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

InfoComm 2003: A Technology Feast for Educators. (News)

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The challenge of meeting the technological expectations of the digital generation with limited teaching funds is often brought up by education professionals, 300 of whom are affiliated with the International Communications Industries Association Inc. (ICIA). These are technology buyers and directors from well-known institutions of higher learning that are tasked with networking their audiovisual systems, offering distance learning and video-conferencing, and keeping up with advanced presentation capabilities.

As members of an association that puts them in touch with their peers as well as the entire AV community, these education professionals have access to numerous resources that enable them to make the wisest systemwide use of available funding. As the Chair of ICIA's End Users Council, Greg Bronson, CTS-D of Cornell University, says, "Fortunately, within ICIA membership ranks, there is a wealth of trained and experienced AV design professionals ... who blend science, experience and art to plan technology infrastructure that meets defined programming goals and is comfortable to use."

In addition to sharing ideas and tips on ICIA's End Users Council listserv, education technology managers attend InfoComm to advance their knowledge and skills, as well as to network and explore the latest technologies that suit their needs. …

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