technology

School Tech
12:00 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Creative La. Speaker Brian Dixon on the Future of the Classroom

Dr. Brian Dixon is an author, educator and entrepreneur and a major proponent of media technology in the classroom. (Tegan Wendland/WRKF)

Classrooms aren't as simple as they used to be - traditional chalk boards and pencils used to do the trick, but now computers play a huge rule in the way our kids learn.

Educator, author, and founder of the Mentorship Academy of Digital Arts, Brian Dixon, says that's a good thing. At his charter school in downtown Baton Rouge smartboards and iPads are the norm. He's the featured speaker at this month's Creative Louisiana and WRKF's Tegan Wendland talked with him about using technology in the classroom and the future of education.


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Music
12:00 am
Fri March 9, 2012

An Orchestra of Laptops

Jesse Allison and Nick Hwang play in the Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana. (WRKF/Tegan Wendland)

Louisiana State University's School of Music and Center for Computation and Technology have teamed up to form a "laptop orchestra."

They perform March 10 at the Manship Theatre

LSU is also hosting the first ever Symposium on Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras (SLEO) April 15-17. There will be concerts at the LSU Recital hall at 7:30 on the 16th and 17th, as well as the Varsity Theatre later in the evening.

WRKF's Tegan Wendland talked with Professor Jesse Allison and student Nick Hwang about what it means to play a concert with laptops. 


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Small Business
12:00 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Creative La. Speaker Scott Olivier on Entrepreneurialism

Scott Eric Olivier, CEO of Skyscraper Holding Company.

Lafayette-based Skycraper Holding Company makes file storage products for all types of businesses. But the company started with an online file storage program designed for musicians on the road. Laptop Roadie was inspired by CEO Scott Eric Olivier's own career as a touring artist.

WRKF's Tegan Wendland talked to him about being a young entrepreneur in Louisiana.

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