Category: EdTech News

Jason A. Llorenz: Bill Gates to SXSWedu: We Aren’t Doing Enough to Spur the Advance of Education Technology

Jason A. Llorenz: Bill Gates to SXSWedu: We Aren’t Doing Enough to Spur the Advance of Education Technology

March 13, 2013

Edtech — shorthand for broadband-powered education technology — holds the potential to transform learning from a classroom-bound process, whereby groups of students are taught by a single teacher at any given time, to a rich, personalized experience for each student. Read the full article …

SlateScience Debuts SlateMath at SXSWedu

SlateScience Debuts SlateMath at SXSWedu

March 7, 2013

Learning math can be daunting and sometimes overwhelming. Enter SlateScience, whose debut app, SlateMath hopes to end math frustration before it begins. Plus, the app adapts to a child’s strengths and weaknesses while she plays. How cool is that? SlateScience’s CEO and co-founder, Guy Vardi, was kind enough to explain how SlateMath makes learning more intuitive, while adhering [...]

Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs Touted at SXSWedu

Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs Touted at SXSWedu

March 7, 2013

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) will not replace universities but will force them to rethink how they educate their students, leaders of two of the leading MOOCs predicted at this week’s SXSWedu conference. Massive open online courses will change higher education, say Coursera and edX execs, pointing to some free online classes from top universities [...]

SXSWedu Brings Educators, Innovators and Policy Makers Together

SXSWedu Brings Educators, Innovators and Policy Makers Together

March 6, 2013

The education portion of SXSW is attracting teachers, inventors and policy makers from all over the world. The four-day event started Monday at the Austin Convention Center and the Hilton Austin hotel downtown. The festival started in 2011 and has grown from 800 attendees to nearly 5,000 this year. Companies from as far away as Norway and [...]

SXSWedu Panel Addresses Impact of Online Courses, Colleges

SXSWedu Panel Addresses Impact of Online Courses, Colleges

March 6, 2013

Higher education institutions can graduate more students by shifting the landscape of college classes toward innovative technological learning models, according to a panel of higher education. The panel was part of SXSWedu, a four-day event that hosts education panelists and speakers and is part of the annual South By Southwest conference and festival. “When I [...]

Mike Green: SXSWedu Launches Next Big Idea: Inclusive Competitiveness

Mike Green: SXSWedu Launches Next Big Idea: Inclusive Competitiveness

March 6, 2013

No inclusive innovation framework or economic transformation can be developed without strong support from local institutional powers. Read the full article …

6 EdTech Trends to Watch at SXSWedu #SXSWedu

6 EdTech Trends to Watch at SXSWedu #SXSWedu

March 4, 2013

Kicking off Monday in Austin, Tex., the conference attracts entrepreneurs, investors, school leaders, policy makers and others trying to use technology to improve and remake education. Last year, it drew about 2,000 participants and, this year that’s expected to double, organizers say. What are the 6 trends to watch? Supporting the life-long learner Unlocking and mastering data Supporting [...]

eScholar to Present with inBloom, Inc. at SXSWedu

eScholar to Present with inBloom, Inc. at SXSWedu

March 4, 2013

eScholar to Present with inBloom, Inc. eScholar’s Founder and CEO, Shawn Bay, will present eScholar myTrack , an award-winning application that uses longitudinal data to set, track, and manage … Read the full article …

Apple’s edtech play, iTunes U, reaches 1B content downloads

Apple’s edtech play, iTunes U, reaches 1B content downloads

February 28, 2013

Apple announced today that iTunes U has reached 1 billion content downloads, a sign that schools around the world are embracing Apple’s edtech model. Educators can use iTunes U to collect course materials and make them easily availableto students. Apple released a new version of the iTunes U iOS app in early 2012, along with its new [...]

5 Great Learning Apps For The Whole Family

5 Great Learning Apps For The Whole Family

February 27, 2013

Ever wonder why your child is so engrossed in that app? To help parents get in on the action, I’ve put together a list of… Read the full article …

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