Yes it’s August, but SXSWedu will be here before you know it, and PanelPicker voting for the conference is open now! This is your chance to vote for great content—and for Cengage!

Vote for Cengage Panels

Whether you’re going or will be joining virtually, here’s your chance to shape the content of the SXSWedu conference by voting for the panelists you want to hear. Cengage has two submissions, so please review and vote for our compelling panel discussions. PanelPicker voting is open until August 25, so thanks in advance for the support.

Reality Tech for Real Job Skills

Examine the future of the workforce and you’ll find that immersive technology is one of the most exciting training advancements for the next generation of workers. By providing real world practice in a virtual world, these technologies go beyond the book to build an employment-ready workforce. The panel will discuss the value of immersive tech in the learning process and how it provides a cost-effective, scalable solution that closes the skills gap and creates a better skilled workforce.

Vanessa Myers, Product Manager, Cengage
Angela Collins, Education Manager, PHCC (Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association)
Dr. Eric Jing Du, Assistant Professor, Construction at Texas A&M University
Dan Ayoub, Partner Program Manager for Education, Microsoft

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Is Inclusive Access a Win-Win-Win Model?

An innovative model has emerged providing higher ed students with seamless, Day 1 access to course materials—while driving down costs. Inclusive Access represents a major shift in how learners acquire resources.  Inclusive Access is an elegant solution for all: students get affordable and easily-accessible course materials, publishers can scale products and institutions are able to drive students toward achievement. We’ll hear from a dean who rolled out a successful IA program.

Anne Fry, Development Director at Cengage
Dr. Tracy Hurley; Dean of the College of Business at Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Michael Hale; VP of Education North America at VitalSource

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About SXSWedu

From March 5-8, 2018, educators will converge on Austin, TX to experience four days of compelling sessions, in-depth workshops, engaging learning experiences, mentorship, film screenings, startup events, policy discussions, competitions, exhibitions, networking and so much more.

Through collaboration, creativity and engagement, SXSW EDU empowers its global community to connect, discover and impact.