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

What's Ours Is Theirs: Shared Histories, Interests, and Goals Make T.H.E.'S New Relationship with One of Ed Tech's Premier Conferences a Perfect Match

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

What's Ours Is Theirs: Shared Histories, Interests, and Goals Make T.H.E.'S New Relationship with One of Ed Tech's Premier Conferences a Perfect Match

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I AM PLEASED to announce that 1105 Media, T.H.E. Journal's parent company, recently acquired the Florida Educational Technology Corporation, producer of the annual FETC conference. It is fitting that our magazine, the country's oldest education technology publication, and FETC, the host of one of K-12's premier ed tech gatherings, are joining forces to continue serving both sectors.

While both T.H.E. and FETC have unrivaled experience in K-12 education and technology, this is not our only commonality. T.H.E. Journal was founded with the following mission statement: "To provide a monthly forum for educators and industry to discuss the successful applications of technology both administrative and instructional in an educational environment." Our aim was to foster that discussion via a monthly print magazine, and that has expanded to include two websites and a half dozen e-newsletters.

Similarly, FETC has provided an opportunity for educators to discuss the latest best practices in education technology, as well as see the latest products and services from companies serving the market. Both entities promote an exchange of ideas that leads to better education through technology.

Another shared focus between the two organizations is professional development. FETC has long been a primary source of professional development for educators interested in technology. FETC enables educators to learn from their peers, and demonstrates to them how to stay in contact using the technology on exhibit at the conference. For our part, T.H.E. has always written about the importance of professional development and supporting the people who are using technology in schools. …

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