2016 TxDLA Conference

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM: Breakout Sessions
Breaking the Barrier for Homebound Students Using Robots on Campus!
Enabling homebound students to break the barrier of distance, robots are being used to allow students to take control of their learning and attend school via videoconferencing. We will discuss the various reasons and benefits for robot use, address concerns that stakeholders may have, FAQs, and technical considerations.
Track: Innovative and Best Practice
Room: Bowie C (Floor 2)
Dr. Lori Aden, Education Service Center Region 10, Distance Learning Consultant
Dr. Lori Aden has a doctorate in Educational Leadership and her specialty areas are Distance Learning, Educational Technology and Business Technology. She develops online professional development courses, trains consultants on how to create and facilitate online courses, manages the Region 10 E-rate program, reviews and approves technology plans, and trains district educators on how to incorporate videoconferences into the classroom. Her newest venture utilizes VGo robots in two-way videoconferencing to assist homebound students so that they can attend school from the safety of their home or hospital.
Ms. Tammy Motheral, Education Service Center, Region 11, Coordinator for Distance Learning