EdTech Titans of Industry

  • October 16, 2012 · 6:00 PM

Come out to hear EdTech thought leaders’ take on what’s exciting now and in the future. We'll touch on the edtech boom, international landscape, new learning paradigms: K12 > HE > Workplace and more. Learn from those that have walked much more than a mile in the space already.

Please join us for a discussion with:

* Jose Ferreira, CEO, Knewton

* Greg Gunn, Entrepreneur in Residence, City Light Capital and Co-founder, Wireless Generation

* Harold Levy, MD, Palm Ventures

* Laurie Racine, Founder and MD, Startl

If you're unable to join us this evening, the event will be livestreamed thanks to Knewton! After the event the recording will be available on the same channel.

 

And of course, we would like to thank our gracious sponsor!!

The company behind Penguin Books, The Financial Times, The Economist, and multiple education businesses now has a develop platform! Build your own applications using Pearson's exciting content. Learn more at http://developer.pearson.com

As always we're following the conversation on #edtechnyc and you can follow us @NYEdTech.

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  • Nicholas M. C.

    I had a debate recently and I wanted to get feedback on hardware versus apps/web-based.

    Hardware argument:
    -> too many distractions on regular devices
    -> recognizable, visibility
    -> pushed from top-down onto students and teachers to get adoption
    -> cheaper alternative to general use laptops and tablets

    Web/app argument:
    -> serious actual teacher/student adoption issues when sold to administrators and forced onto schools
    -> distractions aren't going away, people will still have smart phones, TV, etc tempting them, so education will have to compete alongside these things hardware or not
    -> developers and companies don't want to develop for yet another unique platform
    -> web apps require less steps, capital, far quicker, reaches actual engaged willing users
    -> consumers won't want an education-only device on top of what they already carry, as evidenced by eReaders, Kno tablet
    -> future is APIs

    Curious to hear back from publishers and developers on this, can be reached on this thread or nicholasmcummings at ya

    May 10, 2013

  • Marjan G.

    Thank you for an excellent panel and lively discussion.

    October 18, 2012

  • Kevin B.

    Great panel. The discussion was lively, and tackled critical issues.

    October 17, 2012

  • Jesse O.

    Great panel!

    October 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Incredible meetup!

    October 16, 2012

  • Kevin

    Excellent discussion

    October 16, 2012

  • Ken W.

    Great conversation

    October 16, 2012

  • Myles F.

    Great

    October 16, 2012

  • Carlos M.

    en-lighting

    October 16, 2012

  • Candida H.

    I actually do think procurement is an interesting tech problem t solve, with some potential for employment acceleration, even outside of tech.

    2 · October 16, 2012

  • Jim J.

    What roll will Pearson play in this presentation?

    October 12, 2012

    • Adam A.

      Hi Jim, Pearson is a sustaining sponsor of the NYEdTech Meetup group. They will not have a direct part in the events programming. Thanks, Adam

      October 12, 2012

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