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9:30am

Designing a Successful Distance Education Program

11:00am

Supersizing the Classroom: 3000 Students & Beyond

    A standard, supposedly self-evident fact: small class size is pedagogically superior for all student learning. Poppycock! This presentation will outline our successful strategies for expanding the conventional college classroom to 3000 students...and beyond. Combining a dynamic speaker with innovative technologies, social networking tools, and non-conventional sources of knowledge can produce an environment which fosters student engagement, content retention, deep comprehension, and lifelong curiosity...even in ultra-large classes. Integrating video podcasts, graphic novels, film, Facebook, Twitter, Poll Everywhere, and Ustream into course structure can increase choices and flexibility in student-centered activities/assignments, and facilitate increased teacher-student and student-to-student interaction. This course model challenges conventional class-size wisdom, conquers the confines of physical classrooms, and defies the old-school, teacher-centered pedagogy of centuries past.

    Speakers
    Sr Instructor | Virginia Tech

    Virginia Tech


    Type Interactive, Dual
    Hashtag #sxsw #the3000
    Theme Health and Education
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP10043


12:30pm

Building Community Engagement Around Open Content
    Meet the team that undertook the initiative of opening up one of Harvard College’s most popular undergraduate course, “Justice” with Michael Sandel (justiceharvard.org/). Find out how their focus on social integration increased engagement and online discussion on the Justice site and other social platforms, empowering the audience to join open conversations creating a global intellectual resource. Hear how the team shifted focus to topic rather than brand to allow for the creation of user-generated content without negatively affecting the Harvard’s brand. The team will share the social and digital approach used to build engagement, including their ongoing strategy to leverage user generated content to keep the course and the topics relevant. Lessons include:-Making the case to loosen brand control for the sake of engagement-Maintaining brand strength when opening content-Combining online learning with social media-Managing and engaging in conversations on multiple platforms

    Speakers
    Dir, Online Programs, Harvard Alumni Assoc | Harvard Univers…

    CEO | The Pulse Network


    Type Interactive, Dual
    Hashtag #sxsw #EngageComm
    Theme Health and Education
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP11291


3:30pm

Build a Massive Peer Learning Community Online
    Peer 2 Peer University is a volunteer-supported open learning community. Together with Mozilla we started the "School of Webcraft" - a place where web developers learn hackers' habits, build up portfolios, and receive badges for their accomplishments. We are currently developing similar programmes for social innovators, in-service teachers, and data scientists. The goal of P2PU is to enable anyone to learn just about anything - by connecting individuals with each other and with existing educational content on the web. We are fans of the idea of the university, but the traditional education system has become too expensive, too focused on one-size-fits-all solutions, and is growing out of touch with the needs of many learners, employers and society. It is time for a bit of disruptive innovation. P2PU started as a crazy idea a little over 2 years ago, and has grown into a registered non-profit organization with staff in three countries, users in over 100 countries, and partnerships with industry leaders and some of the leading traditional universities of the world. In this session, we would like to share our experiences and discuss what the open future of education will look like.

    Speakers
    Exec Dir | P2PU


    Type Interactive, Solo
    Hashtag #sxsw #P2PU
    Theme Health and Education
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP100118


5:00pm

The Public Is Present: Exhibition Subsites at MoMA
 
 

9:30am

The New Black? How Digital Ed Is Everything

    …Back to school? Not necessarily appealing right? The experimental, embedded, and reflexive departments of education and training within creative industries are reinventing education. This panel gathers some visionaries to discuss the positioning of education in the modern workplace. Many traditional business functions such as PR, sales, marketing, philanthropy, recruitment, and business development are now “education initiatives.” There is a need for a 21c model of professional adult education in the workplace. We’ll discuss what the possibilities are given new cooperative models, technological tools, talent gaps, and knowledge sharing in the increasingly competitive fields of global business. We will also share thoughts on pioneering schools including ones internal and/or external to the organization, institution, start-up, and platform-specific models.

    Speakers
    Dir of Digital Dev | Goodby Silverstein & Partners | Origina…

    Global Agency Mktg Mgr | Facebook | Giselle Schmitz grew up …

    CCO | 72andSunny

    SVP, Dir Digital Innovation | Digital Works Institute/MDC Pa…

    Lori Kent is a visual artist, education researcher, and some…

    Founder | General Assembly

    Prof of Culture & Media | The New School | Trebor Scholz is …


    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #nwblk
    Theme Health and Education
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP10038


11:00am

A New Culture of Learning: Gaming, Tech, Design

3:30pm

The UnCollege: Learning Outside University
    Since 1980, the cost of college has risen more than 350% and the average student has more than $25,000 in debt. It used to be that each year of college correlated to an significant increase in lifetime earnings, but 44.4% of college graduates under the age of twenty-five are unemployed or working jobs that don’t require their degree. College teaches us conformity rather than innovation, rather than learning, and theory rather than application. Imagine if the millions of kids sitting in class started their own companies, their own causes, their own initiatives. Imagine if we approached learning in small groups like the French Salons, gathering to discuss, challenge, and support each other in changing the world. This may sound crazy, but I’m an unschooler. While my peers went to school, I started businesses, helped build a library, worked on political campaigns, lived in France, found mentors, and worked at a start-up. College isn't the only path to success.

    Speakers
    Chief Educational Deviant | UnCollege


    Type Interactive, Solo
    Hashtag #sxsw #uncollege
    Theme Health and Education
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP10061


5:00pm

#NoFailWhale: Tweet More, Drop Out Less
    Join Rey for an engaging, lively, beat-box-a-licious discussion about how the college classroom can be transformed into an engaging, collaborative learning community with the help of Twitter. Last year at SxSWi, Rey presented research to show that using Twitter can help increase student engagement and improve grades. This year, he’s back with fresh and compelling data to show that Twitter can not only be used to engage students, but improve understanding of course content and reduce the college dropout rate after the first year. Rey will summarize analyses of qualitative data describing how students interact on Twitter and what this means for the learning process; he’ll also provide quantitative data to explain how Twitter use affects acquisition of course content, engagement and persistence. In addition to presenting these results, Rey will discuss specific applications of Twitter technology higher education professionals can utilize to maximize educational good.

    Speakers
    Professor, Academic Dev &Counseling | Lock Haven University …

    Professor, Academic Dev &Counseling | Lock Haven University …


    Type Interactive, Solo
    Hashtag #sxsw #NoFWhale
    Theme Health and Education
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP8927


 
 

9:30am

Three Innovative Approaches to Mobile Learning

    Ready to throw out the heavy textbooks and jump into the world of mobile learning? Yes, but how do you do it? Are you on the mobile learning train but feel the content and teachers aren't quite there yet? This panel will explore three different ways mobile learning is being incorporated today in the elementary school environment. Katherine Burdick from Learning A-Z argues that it is better to take the safe approach and blend traditional book learning, online, and mobile apps. Tom Wolf from eSpark Learning takes a bit bolder step and states that all after school programs should adopt mobile technology only. Finally, Matt Federoff from Vail School District has had teachers throw the textbook out the window as Vail has gone totally wireless making everyone operate off of laptops and iPads to the point that even the school buses are wireless. Angela Maeirs, author of Classroom Habitudes, serves as referee.

    Speakers
    Three Innovative Approaches to Mobile Learning | Angela Maie…

    VP of Dev | Learning A-Z | Katherine Burdick has worked in t…

    Chief Information Officer | Vail School District | Matt Fede…

    Dev Lead | Espark Learning | Tom has spent a lifetime workin…


    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #mobilearn
    Theme Health and Education
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP9768


11:00am

Play Time?: Kids and Game-Based Learning

12:30pm

Designing Creative Online Communities for Kids

3:30pm

Classroom 2020: VCs and the Education Revolution

5:00pm

Digital and Social Learning: Transforming Education
 
 

9:30am

Gaming Tools Kids Want to Use
    Limited choices exist when kids seek to author, not just play, their own video games. If video games are on track to topple film as the last big media mammoth, how can we build a video game workforce that we need? Instead of reinforcing the divide between artists and programmers, can we get more kids interested in learning the complex work that game development involves, and foster a really great game development community? What kids like to use for game development may surprise you. Come hear what they like, why the like it, and how new tools need to be built to meet the demands of future game developers. Join a conversation about authorship, identity, creativity, and the tools kids really use for developing serious and social games. Gain insight on elements of game tools that kids would use--if they existed!

    Speakers
    Computer Science Professor | University of Colorado | Alexan…

    Associate Professor, School of Media Arts | Columbia College…

    Exec Dir | Girlstart

    Executive Producer | Zynga Inc | Virginia McArthur is an Exe…

    Dir, Global Community Affairs | Advanced Micro Devices | War…


    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #GameTools
    Theme Health and Education
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP10541


11:00am

How Simulations Can Change the Future of Learning

12:30pm

How Technology Is Killing (or Saving) the Lecture

    PowerPoint is boring. Today, professors are letting students pass virtual notes in class on Twitter. They're trying "clickers" that turn classrooms into game shows. They're videotaping classes to let students watch lecture reruns to cram for the test, or to share the knowledge with the world on YouTube. They're monitoring how many minutes students spend reading online textbooks to see who needs help.This session will explore some surprising ways tech is changing classroom dynamics and leading to the end of the lecture as we know it. While enthusiasts see the high-tech changes as a needed upgrade to a model that is hundreds of years old, others see dangers ahead. Is all that gear a distraction? Is academic freedom threatened when Web tools and video make public the once-sacred space of the classroom?Participants are asked to watch a 5-minute video (chronicle.com/lecturefail) before attending the talk, which will serve as a starting for an interactive presentation and discussion.

    Speakers
    Technology Editor | Chronicle of Higher Education | Jeffrey …


    Type Interactive, Solo
    Hashtag #sxsw #LecFail
    Theme Health and Education
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP8987


3:30pm

Old School to New School: Games & Mobile Learning
    Education is stuck in the past. Yet, after decades of incubation, technology is revolutionizing teaching, learning, and assessment. Around the world, people are increasingly using mobile devices to connect with each other and the Internet. This transition is laying the foundation for exponential growth in mobile learning. Simultaneously, games are being adopted as tools for teaching and assessment of higher-order thinking. This panel consists of experts from industry, higher education, and K-12. They will discuss and answer questions about technology’s potential to solve today’s most pressing education issues. Dr. Paul Resta is a professor at UT Austin. Dr. Michael Mayrath was a Harvard Postdoctoral Fellow and is CEO of GYLO (GetYa Learn On) – an educational software company specializing in mobile learning & game-based assessment. Dr. Priya Nihalani was a UT University Fellow and is GYLO’s Chief Scientist. David Conover teaches game design at Connally High School, Pflugerville ISD.

    Speakers
    Digital Interactive Media Instructor | Pflugerville ISD

    CEO | GYLO (GetYa Learn On, LLC) | Dr. Mayrath is an expert …

    Managing Dir | Knod.net - Global Learning Network | Dr. Mich…

    Director | Learning Technology Center-UT Austin

    Chief Scientist | Gylo (Getya Learn On LLC) | I co-founded G…


    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #games4edu
    Theme Health and Education
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP100103


5:00pm

How Social Media Drives a Student’s Success
 

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