SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Greenwood Hall, Inc. (OTCBB: ELRN), an emerging education management solutions provider, today announced that its CEO, Dr. John R. Hall, Ed.D., will be a featured speaker at Techweek, the nation’s leading technology conference and festival showcasing and enabling innovation ecosystems.
Dr. Hall will present “How our Education System Fails Our Students and the Disruptive Technologies That Will Help Save Them,” highlighting the promise and opportunity of the $13 billion education technology market as well as emphasizing the importance of integrating new technologies with human capital to create deeper student engagement and success. Dr. Hall’s presentation will specifically touch on how edtech can personalize learning for students of color, English language learners, economically disadvantaged students and special needs children.
“From the new Common Core standards to questions about the higher education business model, disruptive technologies have a huge hand to play in reforming our education system,” said Dr. Hall. “Schools are investing heavily in technology-based solutions to better engage, track and meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population. The financial stakes are high. More importantly, the sustainability of our education system and global competitiveness also hang in the balance.”
Dr. Hall has been integrally involved in student lifecycle management since 1993 and is a trusted advisor to university presidents across the U.S. on various higher education issues. He co-founded Greenwood Hall in 1998, which has become a leader in supporting colleges and universities throughout the United States in all areas of the student lifecycle. Dr. Hall also is a published author and inspirational speaker about autism and the education of children with special needs. He serves on the California Interagency Coordinating Council, which helps align various state resources as it relates to providing early intervention services to special needs children. Dr. Hall also serves on the Board of Trustees of Roosevelt University and continues to mentor college-ready high school students at the Roybal Education Center in downtown Los Angeles. Dr. Hall received a Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. He also received a B.A. in Political Science and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Dr. Hall will deliver his remarks on Thursday, November 20, at 2:50 p.m. on the Media Temple Stage, located at 200 Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, Calif. More information on Techweek Los Angeles can be found by visiting http://techweek.com/losangeles/.
About Greenwood Hall
Greenwood Hall is an emerging education management solutions provider that delivers end-to-end student engagement services and technology platforms. Since 2007, Greenwood Hall’s customized, turnkey solutions combine experienced personnel, proven processes and robust technology to help schools effectively and efficiently improve student outcomes. Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, the company has facilities in Phoenix, Arizona, College Station, TX, and Shanghai, China. Greenwood Hall currently has more than 150 employees serving more than 30 education clients and over 70 degree programs.
Techweek is a seven-day technology conference and festival that celebrates and enables innovation ecosystems in five cities across the country: Chicago, Detroit, New York, Los Angeles and Miami. With Techweek as a conduit, a spotlight is able to shine on each individual technology community, providing entrepreneurs, innovators, influencers, and visionaries to share ideas, sparking game-changing conversations and inspiring action.