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Thursday, November 12 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sponsor Presentation: The Evolution of Technology in the Classroom and Its Parallel in the Industry

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When we look at technology in the world of education, we tend to do so from current perspective. However, technology and innovations in technology have always been important in education. We can go back to the early 1900’s with the introduction of the radio and on-air classes, to the overhead projector, videotapes, Skinner Testing Machine, and even the handheld calculator in the 1970’s. The 1980’s saw the introduction of computers and the flood gates opened up. Today, a laptop or tablet is common for most students and forget your heavy Biology books, we now have eBooks.  In the same way, schools teaching courses in design, pattern making, and merchandising must look at the new technologies available to best prepare their students to enter the modern workforce.


Schools need to look into the evolution of technology in the industry, where CAD is no longer sequestered within the 4 walls of the pattern making room and provide their students with the knowledge of how their skills can span across multiple avenues of the business, design, e-comm, marketing, store planning, merchandising, sales and so much more.  It is the obligation of higher learning to best prepare their students to enter the modern workforce with the tools for today and the vision for tomorrow. We at Optitex are proud partners of this initiative at universities nationwide.



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Lynn Boorady

Chair and Associate Professor, SUNY - Buffalo State

Thursday November 12, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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