With an iPhone or Android in seemingly every pocket, today's popular mobile slogan is "an app for everything." Perhaps this applies for education, too. This panel will explore how mobile devices and technology fit into the classroom equation--if at all.
- Moderator: Greg Saperstein, Student, American University (@gsaperstein) - Greg Saperstein is currently a student at American University in their School of Communications. He is expected to graduate in May of 2012. His interests include social media (he is a member of the American University Social Media Club for Education), working on cars, photography, web design, and reading about law enforcement and organized crime. In the future, he hopes to become a police officer in his home state of New Jersey, and upon gaining experience in law enforcement, he wishes to open his own private security firm.
- Ali Allage (@ali_allage) - Ali has 14+ years experience in the online space working as an entrepreneur, web developer, and web marketer. Since 1996, using his diverse skill set, Ali has built four high traffic online social communities into industry market leaders, several website concepts, two web development consulting companies, and now a web marketing technology firm.
- Vince Buscemi, VP Client Services, Mindgrub Technologies (@VinceBuscemi) - Vince Buscemi is VP Client Services for Mindgrub Technologies, a Innovation Technology Agency located in Baltimore, Maryland. Vince has been an educator and web & mobile developer for over 14 years, spearheading mobile application development and social media integration for a multitude of applications including for Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore’s Blue Sky Factory, Sonoma County California and the University of Maryland (UMBC). Vince leads the charge to engage local and national communities in the facilitation of Location Based Experiences (LBE) and Instant Information travel and has been featured in several technical journals
- Glenna DeRoy, Social Media Analyst, USA TODAY (@ghderoy) - Glenna DeRoy is a social media analyst for USA TODAY's Digital Marketing team. She measures the success of USA TODAY’s social efforts and uses data to shape social media strategy and best practices. The rare journalist who isn't scared of math, Glenna is also working toward an MBA at American University. Follow her at @ghderoy.
- Aram Zucker-Scharff (@chronotope) - Aram Zucker-Scharff is the Community Manager for the Office of Student Media at George Mason University. He manages social media for the office and works with student media outlets to build their own online brands. He also works with the Mason community to find opportunities to use mobile and web technologies in the classroom. Aram's focus is on finding areas where narratives and communities can be enriched by creative technology use.