One of the nation’s leading experts in classroom technology will speak Friday, April 4, and will demonstrate the newest learning-centered apps at this year’s PolyTeach conference.
Dr. Robbie Melton is associate vice chancellor of eLearning and emerging mobilization technology for the Tennessee Board of Regents, which governs a system of 46 state universities, community colleges and applied technology colleges.
Melton provides faculty and students in the system with support and assistance in using mobile devices and apps in teaching, learning, training and workforce development. She has researched and developed the best practices and standards for their usage. Melton also has created a resource center that has identified more than 50,000 educational apps that can be used in 95 different subject areas from Pre-K to Ph.D. programs.
Her office is also involved in strategic planning and the coordination of research, quality assurance, product testing, and establishing security safety networks.
Melton, who is a frequent speaker on educational technology around the country, has won numerous awards for teaching and technology during her 40-year career, including the Apple Distinguished Educator Award in 2013.
PolyTeach also will continue its “speed dating” session where participants can visit different stations and receive special app demonstrations from members of e-Learning.
PolyTeach was created in 2012 to highlight the different ways Cal Poly Pomona faculty were using technology to enhance the learning process and to discuss how it could use technology in the future.
This year’s event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 4, in the Bronco Student Center, Ursa Major.
Advanced registration is required for PolyTeach. To register, visit eventbrite.com/e/polyteach-tickets-7495235451. Lunch is included in the event, and a number of devices will be raffled.<