Breakout Session

Are You Ready for the Cloud Kids?

Prepare Your Staff and Systems Now for Students That Have Never Known Academic Life without a Laptop or Tablet.

Track: Learning

Breakout IV
Friday, 8:20 – 9:15 am

Abstract
The proliferation of 1:1 device initiatives at the K-12 level over the past 5 years poses a unique challenge to higher education institutions.

These middle school and high school students (our future customers) have never known an academic world without a laptop or tablet that is always connected to the cloud, hence the phrase The Cloud Kids.

How does higher education adapt to this new breed of students that view technology as a right and not a privilege?

Leonard Niebo
Associate VP for Technology Operations
Touro College and University System

Bio
Leonard Niebo is the Associate VP for Technology Operations at Touro College and University System based in New York City. For over 15 years Len was a Technology Director/CIO for large K-12 school districts including a national charter school foundation network.

Len’s motto for his department is ‘if it plugs in a wall…we are responsible for it working and training people how to use it.’
Len has presented at many local, state, national and international conferences such as TechSpo, CoSN, FETC and ISTE on topics that vary from server virtualization to the effective use of technology in the classroom. Len was invited to be the keynote speaker at the province of Alberta, Canada’s Technology Leaders in Education Conference.

Len is an alumnus of the Richard Stockton College where he received his BA degree in History and Teacher Education. He received his MA in Educational Technology Management from Columbia University – Teachers College.