Silicon Valley thrives on disruption; academia thrives on tradition. That’s a recipe for tension. Technology has transformed industries: music, publishing, film, health — and education is next in its insatiable path.

…Behind every course lies big data — an aggregate of who’s learning what, how and when. Companies including Kno, CourseSmart, 2U and eduKan will look at what it means for educators to have real-time knowledge of what students are learning and how students learn best.

The conference also explores the printed book and whether technology will lead to its ultimate demise as the lynchpin in the classroom.

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