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Photo by Steve Rogers
Written by Jessica MacCall | February 14, 2017

#CreateChangeEDU Registration Scholarships for Higher Ed Innovators hosted by Cerego

SXSWedu and Cerego want to hear from innovative changemakers on the front lines of higher education. Join us in elevating the conversation leading up to SXSWedu by sharing your team’s efforts in innovating students’ learning experiences in the #CreateChangeEDU campaign. Forty (40) education innovators will be chosen to win a free registration scholarship to attend SXSWedu 2017 in Austin, Texas based on their participation on social media.

SXSWedu photo by Diego Donamaria
Written by Jessica MacCall | February 10, 2017

What's New for SXSWedu 2017: Quite a Bit!

We are humbled and honored to host the community's conversations about innovations in learning at SXSWedu. Each year we look for new and creative ways to encourage the types of conversations and the collaboration that pushes the needle forward. With that said, we are excited to share some of the NEW programming elements and events we've been working on for SXSWedu 2017. As you'll read below, much of this is inspired by the feedback that we've received from the greater community over the past year.

PCG at SXSWedu
Written by Guest | February 9, 2017

When We Work Together, Everyone Wins

At Public Consulting Group (#PCGatSXSW), we take this integrated and holistic approach every day by combining the talents of our health, human services, and education practice areas for the benefit of the people we serve. That’s why we are thrilled to bring together such a diverse group of speakers and panelists representing all of these areas at SXSWedu. Our goal is to focus the conversation on three major benchmarks: improving reading by grade 3, increasing graduation rates, and improving employability after graduation.

Brené Brown, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis and Roberto Rivera
Written by Jessica MacCall | February 8, 2017

Brené Brown, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, Roberto Rivera and So Much More Announced!

With SXSWedu is less than a month away we are pleased to share the most robust programming announcement of the season including Closing Program speakers Brené Brown, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis and Roberto Rivera, the 15 finalists, and emcee of the Learn by Design competition, judges and emcees of the Launch startup competition, and more!

Austin CC Highland Campus
Written by Guest | February 6, 2017

Let’s Talk About Solving the College Remediation Problem

Author: David Levin, CEO of McGraw-Hill Education
(Content provided by McGraw-Hill Education)

One topic on my mind as this year’s event approaches is remediation. It’s on my mind in part because I’ll be moderating a panel – “Why Have We Failed On Remediation?” – with two fantastic college leaders who are transforming how their institutions approach this complicated aspect of higher ed.