Bill Gates closed the education program at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, with remarks on the state of educational technology.
Two dozen education startups showcased their digital products in some fast-paced pitch sessions as part of the LAUNCHedu competition at South by Southwest (SXSWedu).
A demonstration by a 13-year-old offers a highlight at the South by Southwest Conference and reflects many of the event’s core themes.
Prominent researcher Sugata Mitra has won an award to design a “cloud-based” school, in India, that would emphasize student-centered learning.
Nearly 4,000 educators, consultants, researchers, and company reps are here in Austin for the SXSWedu gathering where Amplify unveiled a new tablet for schools.
The for-profit online education provider has tentatively settled a lawsuit alleging the company misled investors, and other claims in the suit were dismissed.
A survey of district technology officials reveals that demand for tablets, and effective wireless technology is likely to grow.
The University of Michigan is now offering a class to develop entrepreneur skills among Teach for America members in Detroit.
State legislation in New Mexico would bar the state education department, as well as charter schools and public districts, from hiring private entities to manage schools.
The decision to award a $15 million, education-data-management contract to an out-of-state company has drawn a protest from a rival business.