Coming Together at EIS to Create a More Effective Open Digital Learning Ecosystem

Published July 22, 2016

Chris Willig and Richard Keaveny join ed-tech's elite to discuss the future of open technology at the SIIA 2016 Education Industry Symposium

Open educational systems and resources are dramatically shifting the thinking and practices in modern classrooms. Technology is often not just ancillary to the modern learning and instructional experience, it is central. Today's teachers and learners expect an increasingly high degree of personalization and interoperability in new ed-tech tools and content.

In an age where technology, culture, and knowledge are endlessly interconnected, it is our job to help put them into context within the greater digital learning ecosystem. At McGraw-Hill we value technology as the force that enables educators to move smoothly and efficiently. We believe that purposeful innovation informed by deep research in learning science yields the best solutions to drive student achievement.

This year's Educational Industry Symposium (EIS) hosted by the SIIA on July 25-27 will focus on exploring four key aspects of the modern digital learning ecosystem: content, analytics, assessment, and management systems. We're pleased to be a part of two ed-tech sessions in the inspiring EIS program.

Leveraging OER and Public Information to Build Your ROI | July 26 at 1:45PM MST
Christine Willig, President of McGraw-Hill, School
Ed-tech executives explain how free and open information can be leveraged to build successful business strategies.

Ecoystems - Next Steps for Successful Implementation | July 27 at 11:40AM MST
Richard Keaveny, Vice President, Partnerships & Developer Community
Leaders from each EIS working group highlight key learnings and offer next step recommendations for launching and maintaining effective digital learning ecosystems.

The EIS also celebrates the recipients of the SIIA CODiE Awards -- the premiere peer-driven awards program for the educational technology community. This year our Connect digital learning platform was named Best Postsecondary Learning Content Solution and is a finalist for Best Overall Education Product of 2016. The CODiE Award Celebration Dinner will be held on July 26 at 7:00-9:00PM MST.