Sen. Balfour "Talks Technology" at Georgia Gwinnett College

Senior leaders at Georgia Gwinnett College welcomed Sen. Don Balfour Tuesday afternoon, July 25, and gave an update on the progress of Georgia’s newest state college.

Lawrenceville, GA – Senior leaders at Georgia Gwinnett College welcomed Sen. Don Balfour Tuesday afternoon, July 25, and gave an update on the progress of Georgia’s newest state college.

"It’s wonderful to see this,” says Balfour, who participated in a classroom demonstration featuring high-tech whiteboards, touch panel screens, digital overhead projectors, internet access, iPod connections and DVD players. The technology allows students the luxury of leaving their books at home – while storing class information and class notes on the internet. It is also possible to take a test during class and have it automatically graded before leaving the classroom.

“The campus is completely wireless and equipped with the latest technology designed to provide a more efficient and effective learning environment,” said Vice President for Educational Technology Lonnie Harvel. “The future of education is interactive.”

“It’s great to see the expansion here at Georgia Gwinnett College and to understand the needs,” stated Balfour. “This college is good for Gwinnett County and good for the state.”

Dr. Daniel Kaufman, appointed in October of last year as GGC’s inaugural president, noted Balfour’s achievements in helping to start the college. “Don Balfour is one of the community leaders in the state of Georgia who had the foresight many years ago to recognize the regional needs in higher education. His presence in the community and in the General Assembly has been significant in helping us.”

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