New Higher-Ed ‘Matchmaking’ Event Aims to Bridge Education Technology Silos

Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge, Feb 07, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Jumping into the crowded event space are Micharl Feldstein and Phil Hill. Readers will recognize these names as their e-Literate blog is often cited here. "Their model will be to play the role of matchmaker to help get specific projects started. They’re encouraging pairs of people from each institution to attend, especially people from departments who might not usually interact." To make sure this happens they've already preselected all the attendees for the first conference. The real objective, though, is to have them continue the conversation between the events. " in between it’s really the same old thing,” Feldstein said when announcing the project. “If that happens with the Empirical Educator Project, we will consider it a failure and will not have another convening of the same type.”

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