Innovation Showcase: Social Media for Higher Education presented by McGraw-Hill Education &

hosted by Social Media Week New York

Auditorium- 1221 Ave of the Americas

Start: Wednesday, 09 Feb 2011 12:00

End: Wednesday, 09 Feb 2011 14:00

  • Innovation Showcase: Social Media for Education presented by McGraw-Hill Education/ GradeGuru

    Event Description:

    Meet the faces behind today’s game changers in education. Learn how social media apps and  technology tools like Google Apps for Education , Skype and Unigo are playing an integral role in education, find out how you can utilize social media in the classroom and interact with the tools shaping student learning & engagement during our innovation showcase.

    The event will be free to all attendees and will offer the opportunity to network with CIO’s, IT directors, professors and education influencers. Opening remarks will be given by Emily Sawtell, Senior Director of Student Innovations at McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

    The Innovation Showcase will include:

    • GradeGuru
    • Google Apps for Education
    • Skype
    • Unigo
    • Knewton
    • SymbalooEdu
    • 2tor
    • CampusLive
    • Jatched
    • McGraw's College and Career Readiness

    Some highlights attendees should expect to takeaway from the event include:

    •  How the social web is influencing student study habits and behavioral learning patterns
    •  How academics can leverage emerging technology to enhance student performance on course evaluations
    • What the value in social media is for educators and students alike
    • What the future implications that openness and vast access to collaborative information have on the overall educational community
    • What new platforms and social media tools are being developed now for academics


    About Emily Sawtell (Opening Remarks): Emily Sawtell is the Founder of GradeGuru, a web 2.0 collaborative platform and the first McGraw-Hill Education start-up. She is also Senior Director of Student Innovations for McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Emily has a passion for education, particularly with regard to equity of access. She specializes in the process and potential of innovation offered by digital platforms and the social web - much of her post-graduate academic work concentrated on how to engender disruptive innovation from within organizations and how to apply business innovation concepts in education. She focuses on building new businesses from within McGraw-Hill, leveraging the power of technology to educate.


    Press Inquiries contact:  Angela Santiago email: 

    Join the conversation by sending tweets to: @gradeguru

    Follow the conversation: #smwmcgraw #smwnyc

    Check-in on Foursquare: Venue: Social Media Week at The McGraw-Hill Companies... and stop by the GradeGuru booth for free access to Study Tracker Pro the iphone app by GradeGuru.

    Light Refreshments will be served***

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