Gates Foundation, Educause - Next Generation Learning Challenges Finalist : The A10ED “Generation Z Math and Science Grand Challenger," proposal in collaboration with Rick Ferdig (Kent State) and NCVPS has been selected as one of 40 finalists from 230 applicants!
14 April 2011 - Gov. Perdue round table discussion - CEO, Thomas K Vaidhyan is one amongst 9 state business executives representing NCBCE at Gov. Beverley Perdue's roundtable discussion on Public Education, Business & North Carolina's future.
On Thursday, March 31st, Lt. Governor Walter Dalton hosted a conversational meeting focused on digital learning. A presentation on the National Perspective on Student Success by Mark Milliron, Deputy Director for Postsecondary Improvement, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation started the discussion. Following that presentation, Tom Vander Ark, Partner at Vander/Ratcliff, discussed the Digital Learning Now Report, Related National Approaches, and Fiscal Implications. Introduced by NC Virtual Public School Director Bryan Setser, this discussion focused on implications for schools with new technologies and learning options. Following these presentations, Mr. Vander Ark and Mr. Setser were joined by NCBCE member Thomas Vaidyan of Aten, Kristin Cuilla of the New Tech Network and facilitator J. B. Buxton for a panel discussion of the implications at the state and local levels. Lt. Governor provided closing remarks on the challenges that were discussed at the meeting.
Thomas Vaidhyan: CEO, Aten Inc. Interview with Douglas Crets Aten Inc., based in Research Triangle Park, are working with students and teachers in Durham Public Schools on the development and testing of virtually immersive training simulations.
10 April 2011 - CEO Thomas K. Vaidhyan’s interview on Science in the Triangle by Duke University Radio WXDU 88.7 .