Tagged: EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS

Game designer Jane McGonigal

Exploring the 2012 SXSWedu

Last year another part of the whole South by Southwest experience was initiated, SXSWedu.  While it shares the South By name and includes some of those involved in its older cousin, SXSWedu is considered a separate conference. This year’s convention will be March 6 – 8 at the Downtown Hilton in Austin. Highlights include a roster...

Preview: Does it take a superhero to teach a supersized class?

The most intriguing education panel during SXSWedu (which will also be presented during SXSW Interactive) in March 2012 just might be Supersizing the Classroom: 3000 Students & Beyond with Virginia Tech’s John Boyer and Katie Pritchard. For years Boyer’s highly popular Geography 1014 World Regions class kept outgrowing every classroom space due to student word-of-mouth recommendations. For...