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How You Can Add to SXSWedu's Session Line-up

Posted by Carrie Watkins on Aug 12, 2014 4:20:00 PM
Topics: digital content, mbs direct, K-12

Vote for my session at SXSWeduEach March, SXSWedu traditionally brings together the biggest ideas in education technology. With more than 1,000 proposal submissions, the 2015 conference is sure to continue the trend. Check out Panel Picker to add your voice to the SXSWedu line up. While you're there, be sure to check out our joint proposal with Mizzou K-12 Online and partner Cornerstone Christian Academy on incorporating online courses and content into a traditional K-12 curriculum.

Online courses have been prevalent in higher education for decades. These alternative formats allow students to earn and finish degrees on their schedule — whether the course is an accelerated program or one that requires more flexibility. More recently, K-12 schools are recognizing the potential in the personalization that online courses provide their students.

Not only do online courses allow advanced students to take classes that may not be offered at the school, such as specialized AP or foreign language classes, but they also give students a discrete way to bring their skills up to standard. Online courses in K-12 give teachers an opportunity for structured blended learning and prepare their students for the courses they are likely to encounter in higher education and beyond.

After you've given ours the thumbs up, check out some of these other interesting proposals:

About Carrie Watkins

Carrie is a former digital consultant for MBS Direct, who specialized in traveling around the country to learn about new products and services MBS Direct can provide to partner schools and bringing those ideas back into the office to work on with the digital solutions team.

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