Launch Pad Finalists Announced for SLOAN-C Conference on Emerging...


Launch Pad Finalists Announced for SLOAN-C Conference on Emerging Technologies

Mar 26, 2013

This April, what happens in Vegas, won’t just be staying in Vegas--but likely coming to a classroom near you. The perfect storm of enlightening sessions (including a virtual workshop with Sebastian Thrun), exhibits, and mild weather will land at Planet Hollywood from April 9-11 at the Sloan-C 6th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning. And for the first time, attendees will be treated to a Launch Pad showcase, highlighting some of edtech’s rising stars as they strut their stuff at the special Launch Pad exhibit floor. (Get all the latest updates @ET4Online.) EdSurge’s Tony Wan will (gently) grill a representative group of participants about their insights into education ecosystem and the creative ways they’re going about breaking down learning barriers for students and teachers alike. Make sure these folks are on your radar.

  • BuzzMath: website and mobile application that focuses on learning and practicing middle school mathematics skills.

  • Ginkgotree: web app to help faculty build their own, online textbook replacement from any resource, complete with automated copyright clearance and digital content sourcing.

  • HireArt: bridging the gap between education and careers by helping candidate find work by using challenge-based interviews to vet job applicants.

  • The Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework: data-mining project that identifies pain points that lead to student dropout and finds solutions to improve student retention in U.S. higher education.

  • Scrible: making online information usable and manageable with a tool that empowers users to annotate and comment directly on webpages and save, share and manage them with others.

  • Skyepack: facilitating the creation and delivery of learn-anywhere mobile content as an alternative to texts, course packs, and class handouts

  • STEMscopes: comprehensive K-12 online science curriculum program that provides hands-on inquiry activities, assessments, problem-based learning, and teacher support resources

  • ValuePulse: Social learning platform that engages students and professors in real-time discussion about academic disciplines and news to supplement outdated texts.
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