Does your district have plans to roll-out wireless access to schools in
the near future?
Welcome to the Spring April Edition of the MindShare Learning Report-Cross Canada Spotlight on Ontario-Special Wireless and Mobile Technologies issue.
Dear Thought Leader,
Publisher Vodcast Welcome
Spring is the air, and so too is change. Given the many pockets of innovation across the province, Ontario is on the "move." Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is a great example having recently approved a multi-million dollar well crafted District-wide Instructional Technology Plan. Rumours are that the province is exploring an ICT framework that was inspired by the excellent 21st Century EdTech Report by OPSBA led by two visionary trustees, Howard Goodman and Mark Bailey.
It's as much about leadership as it is technology. Change will happen through strong partnerships, but, it will not happen overnight as was evidenced at the recent TDSB - Dell 21st Century Connected Classroom launch event. Be sure to tune into the Publisher's Vodcast that features an exclusive interview with Paul Bell, Dell's Global Education sector president. With Dr. Chris Spence at the helm as Director, he's shaking up the apple cart to accelerate the pace of change. This is a great example of a public-private partnership that is essential in bringing about change when financial resources are limited. Dr. Spence shared his bold and realistic vision of delivering wireless to every school and a computer for every teacher by 2015. Seems far away, however, some 600 plus schools and 300,000 students requires advanced planning for any program rollout. What is vitally important in the process of change is that the ultimate goals remain focused on the student. Dr. Spence speaks of "re-engagement" and student success.
On the mobile device front, I'm thrilled to share my podcast interview with Sheldon Hebert, Director, Education Sector, RIM, makers of the Blackberry. Be sure to tune in to learn more about their vision for education and the anticipated market growth in the next five years-mobile learning is going to be HUGE!
Speaking of mobile devices and "game changers," one could not ignore the release of the iPad this past weekend in the U.S. Apple claims to have sold over 300,00 units which is staggering from a sales and marketing perspective. I wonder how many were teachers? Speaking of which, here's an excellent review by a Ryerson Journalism professor. We're looking forward to a Canadian release from our friends at Apple for our product review and test drive. Special thanks to Karen Ritcey, Apple Canada's Marketing Manager for allowing us to test drive their awesome MacBookPro this past year; an extremely robust and elegant tool for 21st Century Learners and educationalists alike.
April is shaping up to be a super busy month with several conferences we're attending. MindShare Learning is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of this week's TedXOntarioEd taking place this Friday, April 9th, both f2f and Online. Speaking of TED as a follow-up to my interview with 12 year-old author and educator, Adora Svitak, I received an email from her mom, who shared that Adora presented at TED 2010 in LongBeach and has been invited to Toronto to present at Idea City Online.
Taking a page from MIT, the University of Ottawa becomes the first university in Canada to offer Open access for research.
As this publication hits your computer screen I'll be preparing to head out to Quebec City for the ERDI Canada Directors' and Industry "think tank" sessions with my client Global Scholar.
Our publication continues to grow! We're pleased to welcome Discovery Education to the MindShare Learning Report as a new advertising partner. They are truly one of the leaders in the industry in migrating to digital video over the web and highly focused on meeting the needs of Canadian educators.
Don't forget to cast your vote in our monthly poll to gage the current availability of wireless in schools. BTW, last week's poll question yielded an interested result. 100% of the responses indicated that it is felt that technology in schools is not well utilized. I think we need to create a special Cross Canada "Tech Day" where every student and teacher spends part of their day discovering a new technology they've never used, while being permitted to bring their own technology to school as well. Any sponsors interested in stepping up?
Special thanks to Tim Gard, our K12 editor, our readership, the many educator contributors, our generous sponsors, and the MindShare Learning Report advisory board, all have been an integral part of our continuing success.
Special thanks to our K12 editor, our readership, the many contributors, our generous sponsors, and the MindShare Learning Report advisory board, who continue to be an integral part to our success.
Until next time, keep the learning curve steep!
P.S. We're growing! We've moved our offices recently, conveniently situated adjacent Pearson International Airport in Mississauga Ontario. Feel free to drop in and visit sometime. We located in the Airport Corporate Centre, 2425 Matheson Blvd East, 8th FL.
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
Publisher & Managing Editor, The MindShare Learning Report™
President, MindShare Learning™-- Connecting Education & Business to Support Student Success
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Quotes of the Month
Via Twitter - "Technology is no longer an option, it's an essential
tool for learning. See what I said at the Dell launch today "
"Our students are
growing up in the digital age and instead of asking them to power down in the
classroom, we should be working to meet their needs and better incorporate the
tools they use every day, into our classrooms. Access is our biggest obstacle,
but our vision is that by 2015, all TDSB sites will be wireless enabled, every
teacher will have access to a computer in their classroom and every student
will have access to an electronic learning environment.
Dr. Chris Spence, Director of Education,
Toronto District School Board, at Dell Connected Classroom launch at Sir Adam Beck J.S.
" We are listening to
educators, policy makers, and IT leaders who tell us an entire learning
ecosystem is needed in which students, teachers, and parents are connected to
each other, to shared information and, ultimately, to the shared knowledge of
How Google Innovates...."Either we're going to
figure out how to make a great user experience or we'll die trying,"
Perlow said. "Most of the things we try, fail."
-- Paul Cooper, Country Manager (Canada), Dell
Perlow, a senior engineer on the Gmail team
Cross Canada Spotlight - Ontario
Cathy Abraham, Trustee
Kawartha Pine District School Board
Ms Abraham was first
elected in 2003 and re-elected in 2006. She represents
the Municipality of Clarington in the Kawartha Pine Ridge District
Board. Ms Abraham was elected to the Board of Directors for OPSBA in
and first elected as Regional Vice-President in 2006, and still holds
position today. She has served for two years as Vice-Chair of KPR and
Chairperson of a variety of Committees of the Board. Ms Abraham is
married with three children, two of whom have graduated from KPR
are pursuing post-secondary education and the youngest is in Grade 10.
Ontario Education News & Facts
The McGuinty government is reforming the education
funding model to increase ... standard by 2008 and to increase the high school
graduation rate to 85 per cent by 2010. [Report
Ontario's High School Graduation Rates
High school graduation
increased to 79 per cent in 2008-09,
(Ontario Ministry of Education 22/03/10)
More Ontario high school students are graduating.
- Over 52, 500 more High School Graduates since 2003-2004
Last year, 79 per cent of Ontario students graduated with a high school
diploma. Since 2003-04, increases in the graduation rate have resulted in over
52,500 more young Ontarians earning a high school diploma
To reach every student and further strengthen the education system, funding to school boards will increase in 2010-11 and will continue to rise in future years. Education sector spending is projected to rise to $21.4 billion in 2010-11, a $0.7 billion increase over the previous year. It is projected to rise to $22.3 billion in 2011-12, and to $23 billion in 2012-13, an 11.5 per cent increase since 2009-10.
This focused investment is showing real results in smaller class sizes, better student achievement, improved graduation rates and healthier schools that are integral to the communities they serve.
GRANTS FOR STUDENT NEEDS: 2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS
March 26, 2010
The Ontario government's commitment to a strong publicly funded education
system has resulted in higher student achievement, reduced the gaps in student
achievement for students who are struggling, and increased public confidence in
Strong publicly funded schools are at the core of a competitive economy and
an important part of the province's new Open Ontario plan to expand education
opportunities in our schools and help build a well-educated workforce
That's why, for the eighth consecutive year, Ontario continues to invest in
education and has increased its annual investment by more than $5.8 billion - a
40 per cent increase - since coming to office. This does not include the
investment in full-day early learning.
for Student Needs (GSN) is the annual funding provided by the Ministry of
Education to school boards to support educational programs and services,
staffing and the maintenance of school facilities.
2010-11 GSN is increasing to $20.2 billion - up more than $694 million
(3.6 per cent) over last year.
funding in 2010-11 is projected to rise to $10,730 - that's $464 (4.5 per
cent) more per student than last year. This represents an increase of more
than $3,500 per student since 2002-03 - an increase of almost 50 per cent.
- More Teachers and Supports
Adobe Ontario Ministry of Education Case Study: Acrobat ConnectLesson in achievement: Ontario selects Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional to enhance public education for more than two million Canadian studentsIn Ontario, big numbers are the norm. As Canada's largest province, Ontario's population exceeds 12 million and is spread out over an area larger than France and Spain combined. Ontario's far-reaching publicly funded education system is administered by the Ministry of Education, which relates to 72 different school boards as well as many school authorities serving over two million students in more than 5,000 different elementary and secondary schools. There are also more than 115,000 teachers.
- 566 more elementary specialist teachers to support 10 additional minutes of preparation time per week
- 132 more Grade 4 to 8 teachers to reduce class sizes
- More support for elementary student supervision
- Increased professional learning opportunities for elementary teachers
- 216 more secondary teachers to support expanded programming.
Educational Collaborative Marketplace (OECM)
The Ministry of Finance funded the formation of the Ontario
Educational Collaborative Marketplace (OECM), which was established by the
education sector to facilitate and lead strategic sourcing and group
purchasing, and to introduce an integrated electronic marketplace. In 2010,
OECM plans to undertake strategic sourcing for textbooks, computer hardware,
telecom services and other commodities, as well as continue with the
implementation of the e-marketplace.
from the President, Budget 2010
is pleased to see the Government of Canada doubling the budget of the College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program with an
additional $15 million per year. The new resources will support additional
collaborative projects in colleges across the country, strengthen the
competitiveness of small and medium-sized businesses through innovation and
enable even more young Canadians to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.
2010 Budget Released
The Orillia Packet & Times 26/03/10
Fred Gilbert, president of Lakehead University, is
looking forward to a time of growth after hearing Thursday's provincial budget.
The McGuinty government announced a $310-million increase in post-secondary
education funding to pay for 20,000 new college and university spaces this
fall. "I think in times of fiscal constraint, it's a very positive sign of
this government's position on the importance of post-secondary education,"
Gilbert said. "It's an investment in the future."
The MindShare Learning Report Partners to Host Inaugural TEDxOntarioEd Friday, April 9, 2010|
The stage is set for Ontario's
first ever TEDxOntarioEd event taking place this Friday, April 9 at the
London Catholic District School Board offices and online. The
MindShare Learning Report will serve as exclusive sponsor of this inaugural leadership event. "We were thrilled to be
partner with TEDxOntarioEd. The MindShare Learning Report mission is to share knowledge and transform learning in
the 21st Century across Ontario and beyond. We share the same vision of TEDxOntarioEd,"
Robert Martellacci, President & Publisher, The MindShare Learning
Experience Goes Mobile On BlackBerry Smartphone
National Geographic today announced the
launch of the National Geographic Application for BlackBerry® smartphone users
in Hong Kong and Australia.
SMART Response™ VE
designed for Internet-enabled mobile devices
SMART Tech 16/03/10
SMART Technologies announces SMART
Response VE interactive response system, a browser-based assessment tool in the
growing SMART Response product line. SMART Response VE enables students to log
in from any Internet-enabled device, such as smartphones - including the iPhone
and BlackBerry® - the iPod Touch, a home computer or a laptop.
Just A Click Away
The Globe and Mail
It was like an episode of Who Wants to
be a Millionaire, but instead of polling the audience, the teacher polled
her students. "Enter your answers," she said, directing the 9-and 10-year-olds
to key in their answers on handheld devices that are part of the Toronto
District School Board's new Connected Classroom learning platform.
Read More K12 Feature Headlines...
|21st Century Corporate Partner Spotlight|Dell Launch of Connected Classroom
VideoCast: Tim Workman, National Research Council
Student with Dell Latitude 2100 Netbook
Web 2.0 Tools
Doug Peterson's Blog
Click on over to Doug Peterson's blog where you'll find a wealth of Web 2.0 tools, among other things! Thanks Doug!
|K12: Upcoming Events
Event:........ ERDI Canada Spring Conference
Date:.......... April 8-10, 2010
Location:.... Quebec City, QC
Event:........ The Learning
Partnership RTT ˝ Day ICT Mini Summit, Featuring Dr.
Chris Spence, Director of Education TDSB
Date:.......... April 20, 2010
Location:.... TDSB Offices, 9-12PM
Event:........ 21st Century Learning & Sharing: Engaging for Success - Spring Online Conference 2010
Date:.......... April 21-24, 2010
Event:........ OPSOA Annual Conference 2010Date:.......... April 22-23
Location:.... Toronto, ON
Event:........ MindShare Learning 21st Century EdTech Leadership Summit
Date:.......... May 4 - Postponed until the Fall, 2010
Location:.... TBA. For more information contact: eMail
Event:........ Canada 3.0
Date:.......... May 10-11, 2010
Location:.... Stratford, ON
Event:........ ISTE 2010
Date:.......... June 27-30, 2010
Location:..... Denver, Colorado
Our team at the MSL Report has
the good fortune of attending and presenting at many conferences throughout
North America. We endeavour to "mindshare" the knowledge that is generated from
these conferences. Through the power of Web 2.0 technology we are also able to
attend virtually as well. This past month we feature: CeLEA Board Meeting
CeLEA Board Meeting
MindShare Learning president
& publisher Robert Martellacci played host to CeLEA's (Canadian eLearning
Enterprise Alliance) recent board meeting at its new offices in Mississauga. A
member of the board, Mr. Martellacci was honoured to be elected vice-chairman. Back
Row LtoR: Claude Martell,newly elected Chairman; Lydia Sani, Marcus
Daniels, Robert Martellacci Front Row
LtoR: Jay Bahlis, Barry Nicolle, past Chairman Absent: Michael Skinner
If you have conference news to share with us, please forward it to this email.
7 Things You Should Know About GreenIT
broad consciousness has developed about environmental sustainability, and IT is
not only is responsible for an appreciable portion of emissions but is also in
a position to facilitate reductions in the environmental impacts of non-IT
areas. The sustainability area in which IT has the greatest impact is the
reduction of energy usage, and it can also contribute to environmental efforts
through programs such as virtual classrooms and telecommuting, which help
constituents minimize driving. Many of the technologies and practices that will
move us to an environmentally sustainable future have been or will be developed
in the research centers and classrooms of college campuses, and higher
education will supply many of the members of the emerging "green economy"
Faronics Receives Network Products Guide 2010 Product Innovation Award
Faronics announced today
that Network Products Guide, industry's leading information technology research
and advisory guide has named Faronics Anti-Executable a winner of the 2010
Product Innovation Awards.
Earth Hour Benefits Our Kids
Barrie Examiner 26/03/10
There are encouraging signs provincially with the new Green Energy Act
and students have more about climate change in their education curriculums,
too. Locally, there are positive signs with the South Simcoe Green Transition
project. Sadly, the federal government is the weak link with its leadership on
climate change in the wrong direction and the federal budget providing less
toward solving this urgent issue.
|Corporate Learning & Technology Spotlight
April 2010 MindShare Learning Report Interview with
Sheldon Hebert, Director, Health Care, Government and Education Sectors,
Research In Motion
As the Director of Healthcare and Education
Sales at Research In Motion Limited (RIM), Sheldon is responsible for all sales
into the Healthcare and Education verticals within North
America. Sheldon's team has a mandate to expand BlackBerry
usage in these markets by working with partners and carriers to enhance the
strong ROI that is native to Blackberry. Sheldon has been able to make
significant headway in the adoption of BlackBerry as the standard in the
healthcare and education markets.
Sheldon holds honors degrees in business and
science and joined RIM in 2002.
Woodill, a senior analyst at Brandon Hall Research and former CeLEA board
member shares his recent book at the eLated event sponsored by CeLEA recently
Post Secondary Education
As part of our innovative practices, each month we will profile a "Visiting Professor"
21st Century Podcast Interview with Dr. Bill Muirhead, University of Ontario, Institute of Technology.
Dr. Bill Muirhead
Associate Provost, Academic at the University of Ontario, Institute of Technology
his role Bill is responsible the following portfolios: academic integrity,
undergraduate program review, university pathways, international programs,
undergraduate policy development, continuing education, learning technology
requirements, faculty mentorship and the Office of Teaching and Learning. Bill
has had extensive experience in the areas of teacher training, online
education, learning technology planning and development, educational policy
research and international education. His current research interests are in the
areas of online education, the design of hybrid teaching-learning environments
and student diversity. A recipient of many awards, Bill is the past President
of the Canadian Association for Distance Education.
Education Secretary Duncan Announces New Teacher Quality Grants
U.S. Department of Education 30/03/2010
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $99.8 million
for 12 new five-year Teacher Quality Partnership grants that aim to raise
student achievement by improving instruction in our nation's schools. The
grants, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will be used to
reform traditional university teacher preparation programs as well as create
teacher residency programs for professionals from other fields entering the
Post Secondary Education Feature Headlines
needs strategy to increase postsecondary success rates
Ontario's colleges are anxious to see the provincial government's
new long-term strategy to improve success rates at the province's colleges and
universities, the college presidents said today.
"The government has made significant investments into new postsecondary
spaces," said Tony Tilly, the president of Fleming College and vice-chair of
the colleges' committee of presidents. "The province now needs to release a
long-term strategy to help ensure that greater numbers of people can
successfully complete their college and university educations."
of Ottawa first to embrace Open Access
New online repository supported by institutional funding.
The University of Ottawa has become the first Canadian
postsecondary institution to set up an institution-wide "open access"
initiative. Several years in the making, the move thrusts U of Ottawa into the
forefront of Canadian efforts to make publicly funded research freely available
in the Market for Bright Ideas
Globe and Mail 19/03/10
Ryerson University student Jonathan Ingham had an idea. So while
his classmates posed for pictures after graduation last spring, the radio and
television arts major found the school's president standing on the grass and
made him a pitch. He needed space to develop technology and support to start a
business. Could the university help?
More Post-Secondary News...
Post Secondary Education: Upcoming Events
Event: ....... Best Practices for Incorporating Web 2.0/Web 3.0 into Your e-Learning Mix, eLearning Guild Online Seminar
ONEvent: ....... 14th Annual Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education
Simon Fraser University
Event: ....... Canada 3.0
10 -11, 2010
Event: ....... ACCC (Association of Canadian Community Colleges) Conference
6 - 8, 2010
Event: ....... Canadian Higher Education and Information Technology Conference
13 - 16, 2010
Event: ....... MODSIM WORLD
Date: ......... June
14 - 17, 2010
Location: ....Montreal, QC
Canadian Publisher Seeking K12 Contract
A leading Canadian educational solutions
provider is looking for per diem presenters to communicate the features and
benefits of a high-quality digital instructional resource, customized for
Canadian schools, which will enable education leaders to easily and
cost-effectively implement a digital-based learning environment that engages
and inspires students.
If interested, please forward your credentials to Paul Masson
Research and Innovation
Will $99 Moby tablet swim or sink?
In a development that it
claims will be a game-changer in education, technology company Marvell has
announced the prototype of a $99 tablet computer that students can use to surf
the web, interact with electronic textbooks and other digital media, and
collaborate with each other around the globe.
shift in mobile use: Data traffic exceeds voice traffic for the first time
Mobile phone users are more likely to log
onto a mobile browser than make a call, it appears
The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, today announced
funding for several groundbreaking, large-scale, multidisciplinary research
projects. These projects will play an important role in connecting academic
researchers to Canadian organizations in an effort to propel new knowledge
generation and technology applications for the benefit of Canadians right now.
put Education at the Forefront of the Economic Recovery
education ministers were in Toronto this week for the 97th meeting of the
Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), where they worked to further
advance commitments made in their 2008 declaration, Learn Canada 2020. "We
recognize the importance of education and literacy to our economic recovery and
to the future prosperity of all Canadians," said the Honourable Diane
McGifford, Chair of CMEC and Minister of Advanced Education and Literacy for
Manitoba. "Knowledge and skills are the road map to Canada's long-term social
and economic well-being."
Read More Research and Innovation...
Bits and Bites...
time Olympic Gold Medalist Becky Kellar
of the Canadian women's hockey team
inspired coach Martellacci and his Atom Mississauga girl's hockey team to a
championship win with a pre-game visit and pep talk.
With Spring upon us there is an air of change with the many new and exciting developments to share this month. On the federal government front Industry Minister to announce a discussion paper on 'Digital Economy Strategy."
MindShare Musings..."The Connectors, Leaders and People on the Move"
SMART Technologies announced the appointment of Patric Nagel to the position of Vice President, Sales - Americas. Congrats to my friend and mentor, Anne Wujcik, MDR Senior Research Analyst, for receiving the Private Sector Champion Award from CoSN! Congrats to Loralea Carruthers, Trustee, York Region District School Board, who has been accepted in to the Masters of Education in Digital Technologies program at UOIT starting in July! "It's very exciting and I'm really looking forward to it," says Ms. Carruthers.
Great to connect with Maxim Jean Louis, president and CEO of ContactNorth over lunch recently while he was travelling through Mississauga. One of Maxim's other hats is Chair of ORION. I'm looking forward to next week's ORION Summit 2010 at the MaRS Centre.
Anita Townsend dropped into our new digs for a meeting last month. She recently presented at the HP Customer summit and continues her work with the Simcoe County District School Board as well as the Ontario Principal's Conference. Congrats to fellow Canadians Stephen Downes, Dr. Alec Couros for achieving Top 50 EdTech blogs. Fellow Pepperdine U EdTech alum, Sylvia Martinez also made the cut for her Generation YES blog.
Dr. Ron Owston, MSL Report board member checked in to share his new website Future Campus. Denys Lupshenyuk, Doctoral candidate, York University is also a key member of the project team. Speaking of my alma mater York University, I participated in the recent York Institute for Research on Learning Technology board meeting. Shann McGrail, Education Director, Microsoft Canada was welcomed as the newest member of the team. I would be remiss if I didn't mention my other board involvement for a very good cause... A few foursomes remain for the York U Chair's Cup Golf tournament, Wednesday, June 2. The tournament raises over $600,000 for graduate scholarships. Bill Hogarth, recently retired York Region School District Director will be adding "Dr." to his name. Bill will be honoured at the upcoming York University Faculty of Education Convocation this June.
Jamie McNamara, MSL Report advisory board member and Superintendent of Schools, St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools, Leduc, Alberta updated me on their Building Information Technology Together (B.I.T.T.) Project. They're hosting their final showcase symposium on June 2, with the Education Minister SKYPING in from 2:30-2:45 to interact with students who are presenting their projects on "How technology integration is impacting our education?"
Worth watching! The Educator's PLN and 5 minutes with Sir Ken Robinson on Standardized Testing. Publishers take note! MIT OpenCourseWare FREE online for High School Students and teachers.
The 21st Century Learning movement continues to gain traction across the Canadian landscape. Speaking of which, I came across a great article from New Zealand on the 8 Habits of Highly Effective 21st Century Teachers. Hats off to a couple of Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board teachers who created an engaging online "Read, Write & Rock" Guitar Hero type of game to support Grade 10 English students.
Carleton University is celebrating the launch of Pathoftheelders.com, a ground-breaking educational resource to help Aboriginal youths.
Looking ahead... Canada 3.0 2010 Forum Sets Goal for Canada's Digital Economy. I'm looking forward to covering this event upcoming in May at the Stratford Institute, hosted by the University of Waterloo.
As I glance at my April schedule, I have a conference, or two each week! Lifelong learning at its best! Until next time, keep "MindSharing" your stories with us!
Before printing think about the Environment. Avant l' impression, il faut penser ŕ l'Environnement.
Advisory Board Members
The MindShare Report is grateful of the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board. Members include:
Dr. Greg Malszecki, Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences, York University
Dr. Ron Owston, Director, Institute for Research on Learning Technology, York University
- Dr. Eric Hamilton, Associate Dean of Education, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Cheryl Paige, Principal, Joyce Public School, Toronto District School Board
- Jamie McNamara, Superintendent of Schools, St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools, Leduc, Alberta
Joni Turville, B.Ed, M. Ed (Instructional Technology), Educator, AISI Coordinator, St. Albert Protestant Schools
Timothy Gard, Educator - Media Literacy & Technology, Toronto District School Board
Cathy Phillips, M. Ed., Director, Round Table on Technology, The Learning Partnership
Ron Sedran, MD, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord Adams
Marty Keast, President, Pearson Learning K-12 Canada
David Marsi, AVP, Learning & Development, Invesco Trimark
Chip Fesko, Sr. Director of Advertising & Strategic Alliances, George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia Magazine
The MindShare Learning Report team is made up of the following individuals:
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