The voice of 18,000 teachers and industry representatives
867_ 7/13/10 - Pat, Lary and their daughter Kisten attended the ISTE (The International Society for Technology in Education) at the Colorado Convention Center with 18,000 teachers and industry representatives from around the country, and in fact from around the world attended. This is the largest educational conference in the country. Spread over four days with booths, demonstrations and multiple tracks, this conference covered the entire Colorado Convention Center, three floors. We stopped to visit organizations we knew, NCWIT the National Center for Women and Information Technology and then for this interview we went up to the quiet, closed, private interview rooms provided by our guests, Ray Kelly, president and CEO of Certiport and Don Field, Microsoft Certification program. You'll note when listening to this that 18,000 people were not whispering. And indeed, this conference might very well have registered on the Richter Scale, down in Boulder. We interviewed Certiport's CEO Ray Kelly and Senior Director of Microsoft Certification Programs Don Field. Certiport is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services which include practice tests via MeasureUp® delivered through an expansive network of over 10,000 testing centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs. MOS 2010 will impact the academic community by: Allowing students to experience greater success in the classroom and enter the workforce with an important advantage over other job candidates; Giving teachers a powerful tool for measuring and developing digital literacy among their students, while earning their own certification for professional development; Strengthening academic institutions with relevant, state-of-the-art learning and cost-effective solutions so students can develop skills they will need in the workplace...listen for more...
Related Links: Microsoft Learning || Certiport || MOS 2010 || NCWIT Home || Keywords: Don Field, Microsoft Certification Program, Ray Kelly, Certiport, NCWI, ISTE, The International Society for Technology in Education, 7/13/10 Chnl: Software bytes: 7831617 Listen to: Ray Kelly, Certiport and Don Field, Microsoft
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