April 6, 2009
If you're attending Innotech Oregon, let us know and we'll make it a point to meet up and say hello. Now in its sixth year, Innotech Oregon brings together nearly 2,000 business and technology professionals to share ideas, strategies, trends and analysis. This year, Malcolm Heath will be onsite for the NW ISSA Security Conference taking place in conjunction with Innotech Oregon. The event is April 23, 2009 at the Oregon Convention Center.
March 27, 2009
Look for the gang at WebVisions, a conference that explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy. We'll be there to uncover trends and agents of change that force everyone to rethink their assumptions about the Web. While there, we'll be hosting an informal meetup of educational technology enthusiasts to discuss how the ideas presented apply to K12 education (details to follow). WebVisions takes place May 21-22, 2009 at the Oregon Convention Center and is generally considered by locals as "the creative conference for the Web."
March 20, 2009
Every so often, the team at Clarity Innovations invites our extended network folks in the neighborhood of Portland, Oregon to come join us for an afternoon beer at the end of the week to wax philosophical about topics relevant to education and technology. The next opportunity to join us will be Friday, April 3rd at the Produce Row CafÃ©. We'll start gathering around 4:30pm. We hope to see you there!
March 9, 2009
Portland, OR -- Learning.com launched its next generation technology assessment product, the 21st Century Skills Assessment, this month after completing a thorough review of the assessment content developed by Clarity Innovations for Learning.com. The independent review panel consisted of educators, psychometricians, and representatives from the International Society for Technology in Education (“ISTE”), the publishers of the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (“NETS-S”), on which the product is based.
"Few tests are prepared as carefully as this one. The items and the resulting test will be an accurate measure for a student's technology standards preparation," says Dr. Gary G. Bitter, who participated on the review panel. Bitter is a researcher, former president of ISTE and former co-director of the ISTE NETS project.Read more...
March 2, 2009
The nexus of technology and education shares much in common with another crossroad: technology and creativity. Intersections like these are what South by Southwest (SXSW) is all about. And this year, we're sending our intrepid reporter/representive/guinea pig to collect research, make contacts, and gain more perspective on what's ahead. So if you're attending, or just interested in learning what comes from it, here's how you can get in touch with Thor Prichard, while he explores all things SXSW...Read more...
February 27, 2009
Each year the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) brings together education leaders and policy makers to discuss and debate best practices for managing technology in education. (This year's event takes place in Austin immediately prior to SXSW, making it incredibly convenient for attending.) Thor Prichard from Clarity will be attending and asking the obvious questions about the instructional opportunity with mobile devices that also happen to be cell phones.
February 19, 2009
Recognizing our unique perspective on the education market, the EdNET Awards Committee has invited Thor Prichard, our President & CEO, to join the panel of judges that recognize organizations annually for their work and impact on students, teachers and the education market. EdNET brings together the education industry's leaders, experts and key players for sharing and discussing trends and strategies for improving education. The event takes place in Chicago this September. Nominations for awards are due in June.Read more...
December 22, 2008
In January, Thor Prichard, President and CEO of Clarity Innovations, will travel to Japan to gather data about current trends in mobile devices and their use by youth informally with peers and their presence in formal educational environments. This expedition will follow up on earlier findings gathered in January, 2001. If you are interested in learning more about the results of this longitudinal work, please contact us.
November 26, 2008
As a member of the Northwest Education Cluster, Clarity Innovations is participating in a roundtable discussion on Building a 21st Century Education System for Oregon at the seventh annual event being held at the Oregon Convention Center on December 11th.
The Oregon Leadership Summit is an annual gathering of business and government leaders to discuss strategies for making Oregon a leader in the global marketplace.