Get to Know the Experts: Our SXSWedu 2016 Panel Picker Speakers

Published August 25, 2015

By Communications Team


McGraw-Hill leaders show proficiency across different areas of learning science

SXSWedu's Panel Picker process helps ensure that each year's panels address the most pressing trends, issues, and innovations in ed-tech. This year we've teamed up with some incredible K-20 leaders & technology experts to enter nine learning science-focused session ideas into the Panel Picker for SXSWedu 2016. Our panel suggestions span everything from cultivating an environment that supports student-centered learning to exploring the future of micro-credentials and open educational technology.

Take a look at the videos below to see our Panel Picker speakers showing their passion for ed-tech during interviews, industry conferences, and more. Remember to vote in the SXSWedu Panel Picker by Sept. 4 to have a voice in next year's ed-tech conversation!

David Levin – President and CEO | Microcredentials: Bridge from Education to Career


Stephen Laster – Chief Digital Officer | Educator's Dilemma: Defining Open in Education


Heath Morrison – SVP of Government Affairs & Education Policy | Is Education Policy Stifling Innovation?


Andrew Bloom – Chief Privacy Officer | Practical Student Privacy


Al Essa – VP of Analytics and Research & Development | Is Access to Performance Data Good for Students?


Kurt Strand – SVP of Products & Markets | Community Colleges: Learning Through Innovation


Shanika Hope – VP of National Urban Markets | Creating and Delivering What Students Really Want


Ulrik Christensen – Sr. Fellow of Digital Learning | The Myth of the Learning Style Holds Students Back