Tagged: SXSWedu

SXSWEdu: What Higher Ed Can Learn from Uber and Airbnb

What does a degree mean anymore to a potential employer? What does a degree mean to the person holding it? Is there a better way to showcase the skills a student possesses than a piece of paper, a resume, a GPA and the name of the university he or she attended?

SXSWedu: You Go (Far), Girl! Inspiring Girls in STEM

When Adele Falco, founder of Curious-on-Hudson, which hosts workshops and classes in STEAM topics designed to inspire children, realized that the majority of kids attending their programs were boys – she knew it was a status quo she wanted to change. Falco shared with the audience gathered at her SXSWedu panel this morning that she...

Wendy Davis: Great Schools: A Vision for the Future

The day after Wendy Davis secured the Democratic nomination for Governor of Texas, she spoke to a packed house at SXSWEdu. Although Davis became an international political star this past summer when she filibustered anti-abortion legislation, she first took to the political spotlight during a different filibuster. In 2011, there were $5 billion worth of...

Diane Ravitch Featured Session SXSWEdu

Diane Ravitch is a former US Secretary of Education who used to be a big advocate of charter schools and vouchers. In the subsequent years, she has seen what she described as an error in her thinking. Ravitch was the first Featured Session at SXSWEdu and spoke passionately about the needs for education reform. [View...

SXSWEdu Kickoff

SXSWEdu kicks off today and Ron Reed and Greg Rosenbaum spoke to a packed ballroom at the Austin Convention Center about how to get the most out of the conference. These tips don’t just apply to Edu, they can easily fit in to Interactive, Film, Music, or just how to live life to the fullest....

Preview: SXSWedu

As Interactive, Music, Film, and Comedy all expand yearly at SXSW, a new branch of the SXSW family is starting to take off. SXSWedu is in its fourth year as a standalone conference and this year boasts some serious heavy-hitters in the world of education. The conference runs from March 3-6, and just like SXSWi...

Reporting on education technology

SXSWedu panel “Edtech Reporting: Why It Sucks and How to Fix It” discussed how journalists can engage education technology, start-ups, and educators without getting cynical or caught up in the “new and shiny.” [View the story “Reporting on education technology” on Storify]