Higher education expert to discuss technology's role in a changing Bates

Stephen C. Ehrmann, vice president of the Teaching, Learning and Technology Affiliate of the American Association for Higher Education, will discuss Technology and the Transformation of Bates College March 25 at 4:10 p.m. in Chase Lounge. The public is invited to attend the Spring Symposium, and admission is free.

Director of the Flashlight Project, which develops and applies research tools for studying local uses of technology in education, Ehrmann is an expert in distance and distributed learning, development and viability of computer course wear and the evaluation of technology in education. His latest book, Adult Learning in a New Technological Era, analyzes recent progress in the use of technology to support post-secondary education in many countries and provides policy options for school administrators and technology instructors.

Ehrmann served as the senior program officer for Interactive Technologies with the Annenberg/CPB Projects at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in Washington, D.C., from 1985 to 1996. He also served as senior program officer with the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project, an initiative dedicated to improving the teaching of math and science in public schools.

From 1978 to 1985, Ehrmann was a program officer with the Fund for the Improvement of Post-secondary Education. Prior to that, he served as director of educational research and assistance at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash.

Ehrmann received a doctoral degree in management and higher education from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he also received bachelor’s degrees in aerospace engineering and urban planning.

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