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F1 How Technology Is Changing the Future of Education

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Wednesday, October 29

Tower 2

Being a tenured professor for over 30 years, and a part of the education community for decades, has made one thing perfectly clear to Allison Rossett: It’s time for a change. Allison isn’t the only one who thinks change is overdue in education. The President, Bill Gates, the Lumina Foundation, and others all think so too. They all make a case for WHY change must come to universities, the professoriate, and by extension, corporate education. In this session you will explore the more important question related to educational change: How to do it. You will discuss what we can do to change the future of education and examine technology’s important role in changing the structure and culture of education. You will gain an understanding of the forces that will impact the changes coming to educators, universities, and other learning entities near you.

Allison Rossett


Allison Rossett & Associates

Dr. Allison Rossett, long-time Professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University, is in the Training magazine HRD Hall of Fame, and was a member of the ASTD International Board of Directors. Recipient of ASTD’s recognition for lifelong contributions to workplace learning and performance and designated a 2008 LEGEND, Allison co-authored Job Aids and Performance Support: Moving from Knowledge in the Classroom to Knowledge Everywhere and a new edition of her book, First Things Fast. Rossett edited The ASTD E-Learning Handbook: Best Practices, Strategies, and Case Studies for an Emerging Field. She also wrote a white paper for the American Management Association, Blended Learning Opportunities and another, on learner engagement, for Adobe Systems. Allison’s client list includes IBM, HP, Ingersoll Rand, the Getty Conservation Institute, Fidelity Investments, Kaiser Permanente, BP, the IRS, Amgen, Royal Bank of Scotland, USAA, National Security Agency, Transportation Security Administration, and several eLearning start-ups. Allison was awarded the Guild Master Award in 2013 for her accomplishments and contributions to the eLearning community.

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