April 25, 2002


Los Angeles Mission College will welcome more than 300 educators when it hosts the fifth annual Technology Expo, highlighting the role of technology in education.

The conference on May 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. is themed "Bridging the Digital Divide." Instructors will have an opportunity to view the latest technical advancements in classroom instruction, including CD/ROMs, on-line course materials, and Web-based teaching materials.

Instructors from within the Los Angeles Community College District and throughout Southern California are expected to attend, along with representatives of such companies as Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, Vocational Technologies, Prentice-Hall and other exhibitors. The conference will feature workshops, demonstrations of successful programs, panel discussions, and other activities focusing on technology in education.

"This event gives community college faculty members an opportunity to learn about cutting edge teaching methods and materials," said Doug McFerran, conference co-chair and Mission College faculty member. "They get to meet fellow instructors who've taken the leap into cyberspace classroom instruction."

The conference will take place at various locations on the Mission College campus, 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar. There is a $25 registration fee, which includes lunch.

The Los Angeles Community College District and California Virtual Campus, a statewide organization created to help community colleges develop on-line classes, are jointly sponsoring the event. Additional information about the conference can be found at: www.cvc2.org/expo

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