Department of Education Senior Official to Discuss Personalized Learning, Open Educational Resources as Keynote Panelist During Sessions at SIIA’S Eighth Annual ED Tech Industry Summit

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Director of the Office of Educational Technology Karen Cator will contribute her insight, knowledge and experience during two informative panels during the Software Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) annual Ed Tech Summit in San Francisco taking place May 23-24. On Monday, May 23, Cator will join one other educational leader to discuss “personalized learning,” just what it is and how it differs from adaptive or individualized learning. On Tuesday, May 24, she and another panelist will talk about “open educational resources,” helping to explain what they are, why they are so important, and why governments and foundations are making them such a priority.

SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection for more than 500 leading software and information companies. Its education division serves and represents more than 150 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information.