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SXSWedu 2014

Women Using Technology to Impact the Classroom

With one foot firmly rooted in the classroom, our panelists are challenging edtech companies to thinking longer and harder about the benefits and opportunities of integrating technology into schools. They are risk-takers and early-adopters of education technologies that have changed the way they taught students and they now advise other startups to think differently about how new standards, expectations, flexibility and assessments are changing the dynamic within school walls and extending the classroom outside of them.

Our panelists will challenge the discourse that education technology is hard to integrate at both K12 and higher education levels. They will tell the stories of their own experience and the types of teachers that inspire them. Expect a lively discussion of inspiring best practices, and expect to leave with questions of “how can I make this happen for my students?” spinning through your head.

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Takeaways

  1. What disruptions in education caused your to take risks in your school or business?
  2. With the blurring of boundaries between traditional and online education and all the other new form factors – like MOOCs, online video, affordable digital education tools, etc, - how would you describe “school” 10 years from now?
  3. When you envision a school accessible to all, what qualities/principles/values should be first and foremost?

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Organizer

David Glaubke, director of corporate communications, lynda.com

Meta Information:

  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Best Practices & Implementation
  • Level: Intermediate
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