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SXSWedu Puts Educational Technology Issues in the Spotlight

Published: 29 March 2013

ID: G00250948

Analyst(s): Allen Weiner

Summary

At SXSWedu, a 3.5 day gathering of educators, service providers and entrepreneurs, a formidable list surfaced of educational technology challenges facing the K-12 and higher education sectors.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Rising costs are forcing both K-12 and higher education institutions to experiment with and, in some cases, implement OER content
  • The role of big data as a tool that empowers all parts of the educational ecosystem is gaining traction among higher education institutions
  • The issue of the "have nots" — schools and students who lack access to technology resources — remains a growing concern without an easy solution

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