Tech Talk: Disrupting Education in Technology

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Date Wed 03/13/13 05:30PM - 06:30PM
Location Wozniak Lounge
Event type Industry

Insta EDU Founder, Alison Johnston; Lowering the Barriers to Entry:

Alison will discuss how consumer technologies - such as video chat, instant messenger and YouTube - are being used to lower barriers to entry in education.

Brilliant Founder, Sue Khim; Getting Out Educated:

The affluent, suburban students of Palo Alto significantly out-achieve youth from large urban school districts in the US. Despite this, through no fault of their own, they are barely above average on international assessments. What does it mean to be locally competitive but globally out-educated in a time when students will no longer compete just within their own country's borders to join the workforce? What can a small group of programmers do to reinvent how smart, driven youth around the world are identified and developed?