Learning Science Panels Added to SXSWedu 2016 Agenda

Published October 28, 2015

By Communications Team

SXSWedu panels featuring McGraw-Hill Education leadership will highlight the role of politics and 'learning styles' in teaching and educational innovation.

We want to give a huge "thank you!" to everyone who took the time to vote for our learning science-themed proposals for the SXSWedu Panel Picker. We're pleased to announce that two of our proposals (details below) will be featured on the final agenda for SXSWedu 2016!

Last week the first programming announcement was made for the South by Southwest EDU (SXSWedu) 2016 conference, one of the most exciting and fastest-growing ed-tech conferences in the world. Over 1,300 panel proposals were submitted, and finalists were determined by a combination of review from the SXSW Advisory Board and open public voting through the SXSW Panel Picker.

There are still more SXSWedu 2016 agenda announcements to come, and keep an eye out for final details on our winning panels:

Education policies often struggle to keep up with the pace of technological advancements that can improve student learning outcomes. In this Policy Forum track panel, McGraw-Hill Education's SVP of Global Affairs and Education Policy Heath Morrison joins Dallas Dance of Baltimore County Public Schools and West Virginia Governor Bob Wise of the Alliance for Excellent Education for a discussion on funding, student data privacy, and the effects of education policies in the U.S. and around the world.

The impact of "learning styles" has recently become one of the most debated topics in digital education. As part of the General Sessions track, our Sr. Fellow of Digital Learning, Ulrik Christensen, and James Stigler of UCLA will probe common myths about learning styles and explain how today's educators can accommodate countless different learning needs and preferences without alienating groups of students.

Whether you're attending live next year in Austin or plan to follow the SXSWedu 2016 conversation virtually, make sure to take advantage of the opportunity to connect with and learn from the leading innovators and organizations in education and technology. Until then, check out our recap of SXSWedu 2015 for a glance at the action and top moments from this spring's conference.

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