Targeting Technology for Maximum Student Benefit

I attended Targeting Technology for Maximum Student Benefit Thursday, Feb 9 organized by the SFU Center for the Study of Educational Leadership

The conference asked:

The BC Education Plan calls for “learning empowered by technology”. How is this best done? Which of the many possible uses of technology should be given priority? How should limited technology funding be used?


The day consisted of 3 presentations and a panel discussion with lots of time for people to discuss topics at tables.  I noticed that there was interest in the backchannel among educators who were unable to attend to listen in.  I decided to broadcast the audio to #ds106radio using my internal laptop mic and archive using Nicecast.   The sound in the room was not the best at times and I was sitting towards the back of the room so the audio is audible, but the fidelity isn’t great … a recording nonetheless.  I was not able to record the talk by Kris Magnusson, but I managed grab recordings of the other presentations.


Chris Kennedy – Driving Innovation in K-12


[Download audio]


Brian Kuhn – It Is a Journey


[Download audio]

Panel Discussion: Chris Kennedy, Kris Magnusson, Brian Kuhn


[Download audio]


February 28 UPDATE: CSELP Conference Proceedings now available (PDF).

These proceedings include point form summaries of the presentations by each of our three speakers plus links to the PowerPoint slide decks used by Chris Kennedy and Brian Kuhn.

The proceedings will also be archived on the web site of the Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP) at




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