With education technology and mobile learning a constantly evolving landscape, it has never been more exciting and important for educators to stay in touch and share new ideas and techniques for integrating technology in the classroom. Each of these EdTech events offers an exciting opportunity to discover new education technology breakthroughs, network with EdTech leaders and pick up brilliant new tips and methods for using technology with your students in the classroom.
7 Great EdTech Events
When? 17 – 19 September 2013
Where? Chicago, Illinois
What? This conference focusses on skill-building content, with sessions on e-learning, m-learning, virtual classrooms, games, simulations and more. Hands on clinics, best practice discussions and skill-building breakout sessions promise to focus on integrating technology and finding innovative new solutions.
When? 23 – 25 September 2013
Where? Lodz University of Technology, Poland
What? The conference promises to cover a comprehensive range of EdTech topics, from digital libraries for education to distance education, virtual labs and classrooms to course design and e-learning curriculae.
When? 29 September – 2 October 2013
Where? Spier Estate, Cape Town, South Africa
What? Most pertinent for those educators working in distance learning and online technology, this is a small-scale international conference focussing particularly on issues relevant to the Global South. Discussions will include weighing the effectiveness and viability of new technology, and considering the impact of global issues such as poverty, economic downturns, a mass demand for education, and the digital divide on open, distance and e-learning.
When? 13 – 15 November 2013
Where? Hynes Convention Center, Boston , USA
What? With an exciting array of talks, presentations, workshops, informal gatherings and hands-on sessions, the aim of the conference is for teachers to identify and share iPad and mobile learning best practice, with a focus on integrating education technology and iPad use in the classroom. And if you can’t make this one, don’t worry – there’s another summit in San Diego in February 2014!
5. Bett Show
When? 22 – 25 January 2014
Where? Excel, London, UK
What? The Bett Show is the UK’s largest technology and learning event, bringing together 35,000 educators and learning professionals to showcase the latest exciting advances in education technology as well as sharing innovative new ideas and techniques for integrating technology in the classroom. With free seminars and workshops, the event covers learning technology for all ages and abilities, from primary and secondary to higher education.
6. SXSW Edu
When? 3 – 6 March 2014
Where? Austin, Texas
What? 4 days of compelling sessions, socials and events for educators and education technology leaders, with previous keynote speakers including Bill Gates, Levar Burton and Asenath Williams.
When? 14 – 17 July 2014
Where? Las Vegas, USA
What? The EdTech giant’s own conference explores the challenges faced by active learners and their educators, though it should be noted that it does focus on the use of Blackboard’s product suite to enhance e-learning. Last year’s conference included sessions on the flipped classroom, mobile learning and collaboration and student safety and online bullying among others.
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