Wharton Computing’s Timothy Allen on Education Innovation at Wharton

Wharton Computing IT Director Tim Allen speaks with Technically Philly about education innovation at Wharton and School’s involvement with the tech community in the Philadelphia region.

Allen points to three “very exciting events” Wharton is hosting in the next few weeks:

  • Supernova Forum 2010, an annual event for technologists, entrepreneurs, and policy-makers organized by Wharton professor Kevin Werbach
  • The Wharton Higher Ed Web Symposium, which includes keynote addresses from Don Norman, author of The Design of Everyday Things, and Cory Ondrejka, a co-founder of Linden Lab, makers of Second Life
  • HigherEdCamp Philly, the region’s second annual “un-conference” focusing on technology in education.

Allen sums up Wharton’s approach to innovation as follows:

As with many academic institutions, the Wharton School continues to experiment with technology to enhance the educational experience. By engaging our students in a true blended learning process, we intend to continue as a leader in business education. We have shown with our Learning Lab the kinds of ideas that serious games and simulation inspire in our students, and are excited [about] the future of technology in education.

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