Monday, April 09, 2007

Naval Postgraduate School Visit

On March 28 and 29th, I had the opportunity to present two keynote addresses on "Rules of Engagement-Strategic Advances with Technology" at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Nearly 1,500 students attend the Naval Postgraduate School. The student body consists of officers from the five U.S. uniformed services, officers from approximately 30 other countries and a small number of civilian employees. Selection of officers for fully funded graduate education is based upon outstanding professional performance as an officer, promotion potential and a strong academic background.
(photos courtesy Javier Chagoya, NPS staff photographer)

The presentations focused on learning space design, but also included best practices in utilizing specific technologies to engage the learner. Technologies such as Tablet PC's, DyKnow collaborative software, Camtasia, and Mediasite streaming were highlighted. In addition, some time was spent on new innovations such as Perceptive Pixel's finger display technology and flexible displays for the future were discussed.

The Naval School has a full complement of technology classrooms and is analyzing and researching how we can enhance our learning spaces to engage current and future learners. Time was also spent in discussing how we may refine the library of the future. Creating new collaborative learning spaces in the library is of high interest.