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SXSWedu 2015

Open Edtech: Can K-12 Learn from Higher Ed?

Open standards, open architectures, open educational resources (OER) and open source software have contributed to a more open EdTech ecosystem in higher education than currently exists in K-12. Can K-12 learn from the higher ed experience? Does an open, standards-based EdTech ecosystem mean a "better ecosystem"? Our panel of experts will take a deep dive into these and other topics to identify and explore the ways that the fast-growing K-12 ecosystem can benefit from those that have come before.

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  1. Attendees will understand EdTech standards, why they exist, which standards are the most popular, and how the adoption of such standards has helped to create a more open EdTech ecosystem in Higher Ed.
  2. Attendees will apply the ideas and lessons from EdTech in Higher Ed to the ecosystem that exists in K-12 to identify ways that these standards and creating an open ecosystem can help create a better experience for teachers and learners.
  3. Attendees will identify ways that they can impact the ecosystem to create and/or advocate for the standards that will provide them with the optimal experience.



Mike Zackrison, Sr. Director, Parternships, Canvas by Instructure

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  • Tags: open source
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Systemic Implementation & Scale
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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