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Carr-Chellman to Lead Radio Discussion on Education Technology Trends

Tech Ed experts Ali Carr-Chellman and Castle Learning GM Scott Fischer to discuss new education software solutions and the role of video gaming in educating boys in K-12

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WARWICK, N.Y. - Alison Carr-Chellman, head of the Department of Learning and Performance Systems at Penn State, will be featured in a special interview on WTBQ radio in Warwick, N.Y. The interview will be part of WTBQ’s Creativity & Technology Solutions for Business & Life show.

Carr-Chellman and Scott Fischer, the general manager of Castle Software, Inc., will discuss the latest trends, technology, and thinking regarding innovative solutions that are making a difference for students in grades K-12. They will discuss the unique place that video gaming has in the classroom and in learning software.

The discussants will examine whether video gaming is the source of the problem in education or a symptom of a troubled education system. Carr-Chellman feels that it is the potential solution to future learning. “I am confident that if used properly and creatively, video gaming can be an exceptional way for students and particularly boys to re-engage in the education system,” she said.

Carr-Chellman has done extensive research on the impact of technology on large systems of education, K-12, corporate, and higher education. Her research interests center on re-engaging boys in their own learning through video gaming, systems thinking, diffusion of innovations, and the global impacts of online learning. She has published more than one hundred articles and book chapters, as well as four books.

The radio show can be heard online Wed., September 28 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To listen, visit and click on the headphone icon near the top of the page that is labeled “listen live.” Listeners in the Mid-Hudson Valley Region of New York can listen to the show on the dial at 93.5 FM and 1110 AM.

Castle Learning Online is a Web and “In the Cloud”-based learning education solution designed by Castle Software, Inc. The online or "cloud-based" software helps students learn, do homework, practice and correct their work anywhere, anytime. Castle Learning’s Software and technology is Generation Text ready. The technology also serves as an aid for teachers to coordinate it with their classroom lessons to review, test and assess their students. Castle's online learning programs include all core subjects for grade school up to high school including English as a second language. The technology has saved so-called "failing schools" and won kudos from administrators for improving student test scores. It has deployed in more than 450 districts in New York State. For more information, visit