Collaaj EdTech Road-Trip Wrap-Up
This Fall, we hit the road to pound pavement in the Education world, sharing all things Lecture-Capture for Collaaj – the innovative Type Less, Show More tool.
First stop was CanvasCon at the WPI campus in Worcester, MA (near Boston) aligning with East Coast education greats. Discussions were lead about through the interactive education forum, addressing educators needs, developments and an overall approach to growing digital literacy in classrooms and platforms.
Our friends at CanvasCon always put together a powerful event, offering a comfortable, informative, witty and fun experience. Prior to arrival, a featured blog from Canvas highlighted the forecast to current topics in Edu-culture. For example: Ed Tech is talking, are you listening? Back in June, we also attended the Midwest version of this edu-colab, at the Indiana IUPUI Conference held at the downtown Indianapolis Museum of Art / Newfields and historic Oscar McCulloch school, making our Collaaj travel schedule officially nationwide!
Collaaj was in great company alongside influencers of Education and Technology. Each brand well-represented in the Product Lounge with demos and brainy conversation. iSeek, Notebowl and DigiExams became immediate show friends given their excellent products and following the EDUCAUSE bandwagon.
Next stop was Philadelphia for all things EdTech at the annual EDUCAUSE Conference convening the best thinking in higher education, IT and elevating the impact overall.
The agenda kicked off with a dynamic keynote speech from Japanese American theoretical physicist, futurist, and popularizer of science, Michio Kaku.
He opened the room with a few jokes, then boldly quoted Yogi Berra: “Prediction is awfully hard to do, especially about the future.” His speech set the tone for the event… Computers will disappear, and the internet will be everywhere and nowhere, like electricity, he said. VR glasses and 3D printers give us a tiny birds-eye view to where technology is headed. But adamantly, he claims teachers will never be replaced by robots. An interesting spin, considering all previous anxiety in the Teachers + Tech realm. As we are seeing, there is an integral relationship between the two that opens new platforms for showing our understanding of what we learn. I heard directly that Video Capture was high on the list of tools used at EDUCAUSE.
On the showroom floor, people were bustling around in a coffee-infused beehive mode, darting between speaker sessions and demos at booths for all education pioneers. The energy was electric, positive and super productive. We were standing shoulder-to-shoulder with like-minds of StartUp Alley, amidst many new innovators and creative products. We enjoyed rubbing shoulders with our powerful partners like Kaltura, and Ensemble Anthem and seeing what the Canvas crew predicted for the future.
Nibletz.com covered the event live from downtown Philly, with our very own Kat Mac discussing all the countless features and affiliations built-in to Collaaj’s platform. Thanks Nibletz! Check it out:
This conference showed its strength with non-stop sessions from leaders, trailblazers and worldwide talents from education and technology. That said, a literal favorite, futurist and digital literacy superhero, Bryan Alexander, gave an excellent session. He broke down the laws of literacy, technical + social capacities related to literacy as well as how these findings stack-up to universal, creative and disciplined literacy, all of which compound the new realities of how products like Collaaj enter the digi-conversation.
The takeaway is we’re honored to have discussed and shared Collaaj with EdTech elites and the best of the best at EDUCAUSE and CanvasCon. We look forward to getting back on the road in 2018 to launch our next innovative stream of thought.
That’s an official road-trip wrap for Collaaj, powering HigherEd one screen at a time.
Collaaj continues to be the leader of capture tools allowing for anytime, anywhere videos to be quickly uploaded offering an engaging viewer experience through our interactive learning journey player. Record up to three cameras while capturing and indexing a PPT or screen. Capture a lesson, training, course, lecture, how to, vlog, and so much more!
Written by @chelsiefoster