Weekly News Round-Up: SXSWedu Edition

By Alex Honeysett 03.07.2014 blog

This week, we had the pleasure of attending SXSWedu, a four-day event in Austin, Texas focused on helping those of us in the education industry “connect, collaborate, create and change how we teach and learn.”

On Tuesday, our CEO CJ Kettler moderated a panel on Inspiring Advocacy through News & Digital Media, with panelists from DoSomething.org, NBCLearn and Common Sense Media.

We had really interesting conversations and heard from some incredible speakers while we were in Austin. This week, we’re rounding up the biggest news that came out of this year’s event.
Why We’ve Learned So Little From Big Data
One of the big topics at this year’s SXSWedu was big data. One panel on the subject, called Opening Doors to Advance Analytics for Your Agency, “provided equal parts perspective from research, industry, and practice on transitioning to a data-driven education.” Check out this article for highlights from the session.

Maker-Inspired Tools Hit the Playground at SXSWedu
If you’re interested in maker tools and resources, EdSurge highlights a few of the best ones featured down at SXSWedu this week.

110 Interesting Edupreneurs at SXSW
Tom Vander Ark is the founder and CEO of Getting Smart. In this blog post, he lists 110 “edupreneurs” that he spoke to at this year’s conference. Want to know what the startup scene looks like in the education space? Read on.

Tech-Supported Learning is Focus of SXSWedu Conference
It’s no surprise that technology was the main focus of this year’s event. In this article, Education Week recaps the various tech-focused sessions and the biggest takeaways from each.

Much Ado About E-Rate
During the final day of SXSWedu, FCC Commisioner Jessica Rosenworcel explained the latest updates to the E-rate program. Tech & Learning offers this quick recap of the pros and cons being voiced about the program.


  1. miranda

    i think that channel one news is really awsome and i like it when it is on friday because it is the next big think

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