November 15, 2002 Regular News Technology Task Force to study electronic court filing Technology Task Force to study electronic court filing While the Bar’s proposed Internet portal remains its top priority, the Bar’s Technology Task Force is also studying electronic filing for the courts.Chair David Welch told the Board of Governors in October that a subcommittee has been looking into e-filing, recognizing it is something lawyers will deal with in the future.At the task force’s recent meeting, the group got an overview of the e-filing technology that is already in place in Sarasota County.The Sarasota system, Welch reported, is accessible from a Web site and allows lawyers to review pleadings, filings, and documents online. He said the task force believes it is the first e-filing system in the state.“There’s nothing that any of us can do to stop the technology changes that are coming on us,” Welch said. “We will have e-filing in this state. The only question is when.”
Muncie, In. — Google’s chief education evangelist, Jaime Casap, will speak about the driving force of technology in reforming education at 7:30 p.m. April 10 in Emens Auditorium as part of Ball State University’s Centennial Celebration. Casap’s talk is free and open to the public.Also the leader of the Google Apps for Education Team, Casap spearheads strategic efforts to infuse K-12 education systems with 21st century technology like Google Suite, a platform that heightens student collaboration and communication. And he does it all for free, driven by the goal to build a stronger Generation Z.“We are preparing students to solve local and global problems we haven’t defined yet, using technology that hasn’t been invented, in roles that do not exist,” said Casap, Ball State’s second Centennial Speaker. “To thrive in this new era, students need to know how to learn, problem solve, iterate, create, collaborate, communicate, and to think critically.”In his Ball State talk, “A Problem-Solving Generation,” Casap will discuss what students must do to bring education to the next level and what schools must do to create a progressive culture and curriculum.Susana Rivera-Mills, Ball State’s provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs, said she looked forward to Casap’s insights.“Ball State started as a teachers college 100 years ago,” Rivera-Mills said, “and we have taught the next generation in innovative ways throughout our history. In fact, one of our enduring values is innovation. We believe we are well-positioned to educate the next generation of leaders and problem solvers. So Mr. Casap’s presentation is a good fit for our Centennial Celebration.”Casap is also the author of “Our First Talk About Poverty,” which explains poverty to children. He serves on numerous boards for organizations focused on education and equity, and he teaches a high school communication class at the Phoenix Coding Academy, a computer science public school he helped launch. His honors include the Arizona State University Global Silicon Valley 2018 Innovator of Color and an honorary doctorate from Felician University.For more about Ball State’s Centennial Celebration click here.