eDoorways Corporation announced this afternoon that it will be playing an integral role at the Ibero-American Science and Technology Education Center (ISTEC) XVIIth annual General Assembly, held the week of October 26 – 30, 2009, on the Campus of the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque, NM – USA. Not only will eDoorways co-sponsor the event, but its officers will deliver keynote presentations on Tuesday, October 27, and Wednesday, October 28.
Gary Kimmons, Chairman & CEO of eDoorways Corporation, stated, “This is a very important event for ISTEC and for eDoorways and the beginning of a partnership between us. The theme for this year’s General Assembly is, ‘Using Technology to Enable Collaboration, and Collaboration to Advance Science and Technology.’ As it happens, that is exactly what our LEARN and SOLVE Doorways can help bring about. We foresee a genuine symbiosis here with eDoorways providing the platform for ISTEC’s educational efforts and ISTEC aiding eDoorways with access to new clients in Latin America and Iberia.”
On Tuesday, October 27, Mr. Kimmons, Jack Crosscope, who developed the LEARN Doorway, and Ian Mitchell, who is selling his video technology to eDoorways and joining its board, will offer a presentation titled “The Next Generation Environment for Education and Social Networking.” They will cover the state of Latin American education, education and global steering currents, and the educational implications of social networks. The speakers are developing a web-based international platform that takes these factors into consideration to create a very powerful new environment fostering ground roots innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. As part of the program, they will present the salient aspects of the eDoorways 3.0 platform to the General Assembly.
On Wednesday, October 28, Mr. Kimmons will be delivering a presentation called “Taking Higher Education to the Next Level.” Joining him will be Professor Walter Bumphus of the University of Texas at Austin, who currently serves as a professor in the Community College Leadership Program and as chair of the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds the A. M. Aikin Regents Endowed Chair in Junior and Community College Education Leadership.
Together they will address the primary issues facing higher education in Latin America, including the emerging dynamics and their implications to educational administrators. These dynamics will be taken into consideration as the speakers offer a recommended success path for faculty, staff and students. They will also discuss the need for fostering grass roots innovation and creativity as well as offer a possible solution in the form of a new web-based environment, eDoorways — a Web 3.0 ecommerce and social networking platform designed to give Latin America a clear path to the future.
Dr. Ramiro Jordan, founder and executive vice president of ISTEC, stated, “The value of eDoorways’ platform to the future of education worldwide cannot be stressed enough. It offers ISTEC’s members a way to leapfrog education into the 21st century with a minimum of expense. We believe that this platform is ideally suited to ISTEC’s purposes and needs, and therefore, we will be working with eDoorways very closely long after the XVIIth General Assembly is over. Next week, Gary and I will be discussing ways to make the partnership between ISTEC and eDoorways a productive and intimate one.”
Mr. Kimmons concluded, “This partnership with ISTEC offers eDoorways access to the 18 millions users who are part of the ISTEC Consortium, which includes 20,000 faculty and staff at over 120 universities in the region. The commercial potential for eDoorways is immense as we are working to become the preferred platform for this universe of students and academics.”
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