Getting People to Adapt: Using Visual Media for Education and Change Management [abstract for a panel discussion]
Published by Education & Media Conference at Metropolitan College of New York in March 2004]
Whoever coined the phrase, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” was not privvy to current best practices in education and change management. Getting people and organizations to adapt--a critical factor in the educational process--involves motivating and training target audiences to process new and already-acquired information in new ways and adopt new behaviors. “The Getting People to Adapt: Using Visual Media for Education And Change Management” panel at the Education and Media Conference at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) will address factors that affect adaptation among humans and organizations at various stages of development and the ways that media can promote adaptation and learning among diverse populations. According to conference organizer, Ann Lopes, PhD, “The one-day conference will explore the role, limitations and potential of visual media in teaching and learning. The conference aims to both problematize and explore how visual materials can be used in teaching and learning across the humanities and social sciences.“
Panelist Lisa Tolliver, who is Principal of 360 Meridian, LLC and a professor at the MCNY School for Business, will jointly present two papers. She and Leslie Talbot, Vice President of k12connect, Inc., will address how incorporation of technology in institutional infrastructures can improve effectiveness and efficiency of administration, service delivery and stakeholder relations. Professor Tolliver and Ellwood Ivey, President and CEO of TriSenx, Inc., will describe the use of multi-sensory applications to expand the bandwidth of perception. MCNY Professor/Web Analyst Stephanie Cockerl will chair the panel, which will also feature discussant/MCNY Professor Jinx Roosevelt.