Inspiring the Future of Ed-Tech Innovation at TransformingEDU

Published January 5, 2015

By Communications Team

Ed-tech innovation highlighted during summit at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show

Transforming EDU

This week (January 6-9) the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) comes to Las Vegas. As organizational and personalized learning technologies have become increasingly available and accessible in the classroom and at home, educators and innovations in ed-tech have had a steadily growing presence at CES.

This year, McGraw-Hill is proud to be a key sponsor of TransformingEDU; an all-day CES summit that brings together leading experts, educators, entrepreneurs and investors in a discussion around changes in pre-K through 20 education.

January 8th at 9:00 AM PST, CEO David Levin will provide a keynote highlighting some of the industry-wide ed-tech focal issues in 2015 and beyond, including:

  • how outcomes as the key criterion for developing and evaluating technology,
  • mobile as the future of learning technology
  • why openness is the next big imperative in ed-tech

Kurt Strand, chief product officer of McGraw-Hill's Higher Ed group, will participate in a TransformingEDU panel discussion focusing on innovation in higher education. The panel - moderated by Goldie Blumenstyk, senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education - will also feature Anne Paderas Vance, assistant professor at Austin Community College. In September 2014 at the annual EDUCAUSE conference, McGraw-Hill and Austin Community College announced that they had teamed up to deliver "the world's largest adaptive math emporium."

Other key educational technology topics addressed in panels and speaker sessions at TransformingEDU include classroom applications, mobility, ed-tech strategy, innovation, and forecasting technology.