Education impacts human evolution and virtually every industry on earth... yet it has stayed mostly the same for decades, lagging behind the needs of today's employers as companies struggle to find qualified candidates and 7.6 million jobs go unfilled in the U.S. alone. Similarly, many college-bound high school seniors aren't ready, and up to 60% must take remedial classes to catch up on top of increasingly costly tuition.
With many schools failing to prepare the nation's graduates, and the rising need for continuing education and retooling of existing employees, education technology (EdTech) has become one of the world's most active investment areas, attracting over $16 billion in new funding in 2018. These EdTech companies are aiming to fill the widening skills gap, transform teaching and learning, and increase students' chances of success. From online education-to-career planning; to teacher-rated open education resources and personalized learning; to micro-credentials and e-badges; to MOOCs (massive open online courses) and online learning; to tamper-resistant universal credentialing systems and lifelong learning record stores; to AI and adaptive learning; to learning management systems; to virtual/augmented reality and game-based learning and beyond.
EdTech startups are emerged in virtually every sector of the $6 trillion global education market.
This panel will explore what's working in EdTech for students of all ages, teachers/professors, school administrators and companies, where the opportunities are for the next wave of EdTech entrepreneurs and investors, and the challenges EdTech users, customers and companies face.
Join us as this program will be moderated by Kristin Horton, Education Chair, MITEF CC and Founder & President, Haven Capital Group, Inc.
Mindy Bingham, Founder & President, Academic Innovations/My10YearPlan.com and Executive Steering Committee Member, Get Focused, Stay Focused
Brian Healy, Education Sales Expert, Education Market Experts
Jim Hurley, Founder & CEO, Lesson Planet
George Tamas, President, LearnX
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Santa Barbara Women's Club
670 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)