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ACTNext Announces 2019 Education Technology and Computational Psychometrics Symposium

IOWA CITY, Iowa—ACTNext, a cutting-edge ACT change-agent using research and technology to extend and transform life-long learning for all, today announced registration is open for the 2019 Education Technology and Computational Psychometrics Symposium (ETCPS). The event will be held Oct. 9-10, 2019, in Coralville, Iowa.

To register for the event and for more information, interested persons may visit the ETCPS website:

Since 2017, ETCPS has brought research and industry leaders across disciplines together annually for two days of challenging assumptions, exploring research insights and understanding how emerging research and technologies are breaking down barriers in education and assessment and shaping the future of learning, measurement and navigation.

This year’s speakers include:

  • Betsy Corcoran, CEO and co-founder of EdSurge, a leading news outlet covering education-technology entrepreneurship;
  • Greg Chung, associate director at the UCLA Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing;
  • Dee Kanejiya, founder and CEO of Cognii, an EdTech startup providing artificial intelligence technology for educational assessments and tutoring;
  • Ashish Rangenekar, CEO and co-founder of digital learning company BenchPrep;
  • Irini Moustaki, professor of statistics at the London School of Economics; and
  • Eric Englemann, founder of the Iowa Startup Accelerator, Geonetric and The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborator.
Along with their colleagues from ACTNext, James Sprengelmeyer, senior director of assessment strategy, and John Whitmer, senior director for data science and analytics, will deliver presentations on the exciting work underway at ACT.

ETCPS sessions will cover innovative education research and technology including assessment analytics, collaborative problem solving, gamification and measurement, process data analytics, edtech in the classroom and much more.

Participants will also have the opportunity to join exciting discussions with leading practitioners and researchers within the academic and technology communities at the research reception at the close of the first day and will learn about up-and-coming breakthroughs in edtech and computational psychometrics research.

On Wednesday, October 9, ACTNext and ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning will co-host a public workshop and panel on bridging the digital divide, moderated by ACTNext senior director Ada Woo and the Center for Equity in Learning’s senior director, Christina Gordon. Panelists include Adam Keune, co-founder and chief people officer, Higher Learning Technologies; Nancy Lewin, executive director, Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS); and Lily Matos DeBlieux, superintendent, Pendergast Elementary School District, Phoenix, Arizona

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