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ABC 3rd Fri Virtual: Industry Focus - Education: Educational Technology, Taking Advantage of Failure
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ABC 3rd Fri Virtual: Industry Focus - Education: Educational Technology, Taking Advantage of Failure

Chicagoland Southwest area ABC monthly third Fri breakfast **** Now Virtual Only **** This month Educational Technology, Taking Advantage of Failure. **** RSVP to host - so we know to expect you **** Join us virtually at 7:30am for chatting and getting to know you; meeting at 7:45am ==>>

When: Friday, July 17, 2020
7:30 AM
Where: VIRTUAL for the Duration
United States
Contact: Richard Bullock

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Continuing our sector review
Industry Focus: Education

As we complete month 4 of the pandemic “normal” (phase 3 or 4 of the restart), our topic could not be more timely… namely Education.  This is another giant sector whose businesses are owned by government agencies and private organizations operating in for profit, and not-for-profit, modes.  From a consulting opportunities vantage, they certainly exist across these three sub-sectors to some degree. 

That degree would depend on your field of specialization, student level you are involved with i.e. pre-k thru 6, middle school 7,8; high school diploma 9-12; associate degree 13,14; bachelors degree 13 – 17; graduate: Masters, Doctor’s PhD,; Professional Schools: Medicine, Law, Post-Doctoral study and last but not least, Professional Development Training.  Each of these “student levels” are the rows denoting “markets” in education sector’s product-market matrix that is completed by “subject content” columns.  “Subject content” are the products developed by authors, and provided to the students at level “x”, by their educators who expect said students will populate class room space allocated to teach a given subject at level “x”.

Friday’s meeting will deal with current trends in delivering subject content by way of a presentation and discussion on:   

 Educational Technology, Taking Advantage of Failure”.

Simona Katsman will discuss this in light of her current experience and the observation that:  “educational technology has been expanding over the years and has started to take advantage of the motivation most students have: to not fail.” 

Time permitting, we will also discuss:
a) what are the implications for the use of classroom facilities with the increase in on-line classes?
b) what are the implications for the need for tenure track faculty with the increase in on-line classes?
c) what are the implications for students when every question asked of a less-interactive, on-line class,  
              by the professor, has to be answered by every student?
d) Is the concept of local control of the educational process, at the pre-K to 12 level, enhanced or
              reduced  with increased use of Educational Technology?..... and should it matter?
e) any other questions from attendees we have time for

This will be an interesting and lively discussion.  I hope you will be able to make it. Be well!!

Facilitator: Richard Bullock


Join us at 7:30am for for chatting and getting to know you; meeting at 7:45am



This is one of our three monthly breakfast meetings.

We offer three locations throughout the Greater Chicago Area

First Friday ABC - Northbrook @ Max & Benny's

Second Friday ABC - South Barrington @ Panera in the Arboretum

Third Friday ABC - OakBrook @ Corner Bakery in OakBrook Mall

Our ABC meetings are interactive discussions, so come prepared to participate. Members engage in high level networking with colleagues to perfect our craft and build stronger relationships. We provide insights to help you grow your business and enhance its success. Feel free to invite a guest, especially a prospective IMC member, to attend.
There is no charge to attend our meeting - each person is responsible for the cost of your own breakfast.