Tuesday, January 14, 2003

A post from Arlington, VA.

Today I delivered a SMART Master's On-site session to staff of the Center for Veterinary Medicine of the Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, MD.

It was a pleasure to work with this group of scientific and technical users of the SMART Board(TM) interactive whiteboard, and, as is the case with every session I deliver, I learned a lot from this group.

I'm learning that technology integrators, whether they work in education, government or industry, present a lot of the same issues as they struggle with how best to "roll out" technology within their organizations.

One common thread is that "end users" who don't clearly recognize the benefit of technology, will NOT expend the energy necessary to embrace and leverage technology in their day-to-day work.

To this end, it's particularly gratifying for me to witness the innovations I see on behalf of the "technical" educators, integrators, teachers and trainers with whom I work while delivering SMART Master's sessions on the SMART Board(TM) interactive whiteboard.

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