Lansing – The sixth annual Michigan Virtual online learning symposium, Connecting with Youth in a Media-rich World, was attended by over 260 online learning enthusiasts Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.
Attendees heard provocative keynotes by the Pew Institute’s Lee Rainie and Julia Angwin of the Wall Street Journal. They also had the opportunity to listen to and interact with online teachers and students, school superintendents, state school board members and other statewide online learning experts.
“Our symposium provided participants with a dynamic look at how young people are using technology in today’s global society,” said Jamey Fitzpatrick, Michigan Virtual president. “Our speakers helped to highlight the growing gap between how students use technology in school and how they use it outside of school.”
Symposium resources are available on the Michigan Virtual symposium page, and, by Dec. 7, clips of the keynote presentations, three breakout sessions and the closing panel discussion will be posted.