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October – November 2014
Technology has brought promising advances to the classroom and it is here to stay. But how can you be sure that using electronic devices and implementing blended learning programs is going to help your students engage more deeply with any subject?
Join Drs. Ryan Baker and Jaclyn Occumpaugh, leading researchers in the field of human-computer interaction, as they explore this question further. See more here…
Big Data—the exponential growth and availability of information—is one of the defining phenomena of our time. It affects us all on different levels – with far-reaching social, environmental, and governmental significance. To help make sense of Big Data as it relates to our built environment, and to provide insights into how we understand, experience, and create cities, Pratt Institute and Places Journal presents a symposium titled “City by Numbers: Big Data and the Urban Future.” Find out more here.
To mark its 43rd anniversary, Consumer Action’s Annual Awards Reception on October 21, 2014, will celebrate the theme of “Train the Trainer.” Through the power of individual and small group trainings, Consumer Action each year is able to personally interact with staff members of more than 550 community-based groups among the 7,000 the organization serves nationwide with free multilingual materials, training downloads and technical assistance.
Throughout the year, Consumer Action’s train-the-trainer meetings bring together community group representatives to be trained by Consumer Action staff on how to use the organization’s extensive educational modules to educate low- and moderate-income consumers. By training these key stakeholders, Consumer Action reaches tens of thousands of consumers with the information they need to improve their finances and their lives. In this way, Consumer Action “teaches one to reach thousands.”
Please join us on October 21 in Washington, DC to celebrate our long and innovative history of multilingual consumer education and to honor this year’s Consumer Excellence awardees: the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), which provides financial education and practical information to people at all financial stages; Michelle Singletary, Washington Post “Color of Money” columnist, whose writings empower consumers to make wise money management choices; and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Education and Engagement Division, which creates opportunities for consumers to make better choices about money so that they can reach their life goals.
The rapid emergence of “big data” has created many benefits and risks for businesses today. As data is collected, stored, analyzed, and deployed for various business purposes, it is particularly important to develop responsible data management policies that respect privacy concerns – as well as attending to the benefits that can flow from the smart use of data. Shifting understandings of what privacy means to different individuals and groups complicate what will be a persistent challenge. While data security is a pervasive challenge, headlined all too frequently, other key questions include: what information is collected, how and why is it collected, how is it used, when and how is it shared with other parties, and how long is data retained?
This CEBC program will explore trends, emerging developments, and important benefits, as well as risks in “big data” – particularly focusing on privacy concerns and best practices for responsible data management. Is there such a thing as privacy in this new data-driven era, and how can we understand and preserve it? Panelists will share their insights about developments and implications for business, health care and law.
The program is free and open to the public. Free MN CLE credits, Continuing Privacy Education (CPE) credits and Ethics CPE credits for Certified Public Accountants are pending. More info here.