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 Dozens Attend SDCOE's First Research Roundtable

Dozens of representatives from various education-related businesses met at the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) main campus Tuesday to learn more about technology trends and what products and services schools want.

The Research Roundtable was collaboration between the SDCOE and the Center for Digital Education, a nationwide research and advisory institute focused on educational technology trends, policy and funding.

The event featured a panel of education officials that included Steve Clemmons, assistant superintendent and chief information officer with the SDCOE; David Damico, director of educational technology and alternative education at Sweetwater Union High School District; and Dr. Rich Newman, director of learning support services at Poway Unified School District.

The Center for Digital Education organizes similar meetings throughout the country, but this is the first one at the SDCOE. The hope is to hold them once or twice a year, said Dr. Emil Ahangarzadeh, director of Technical Statewide Education Technology Services for the SDCOE.