TechWeek 2014 in Chicago officially kicked off on Monday, June 23rd, and will continue through Sunday, July 29th.
The event is currently under way, taking place inside The Merchandise Mart in Chicago.
TechWeek is an exposition event showcasing technology from Chicago companies by having several panels and conferences.
While many discussions will be discussed throughout the week involving several different areas of technology, the fourth day, Thursday, had a focus on educational aspects.
The panel called “Future of Education” had a speaker from the Apollo Education Group/University of Phoenix. Mike Sajor spoke about insights on student behavior and data statistics being use to improve the educational journey of students’ education Online.
The panel for “How Technology can Rebuild and Innovate Chicago’s (and America’s) Education System”, included speakers from Chicago Innovation Mentors, CompTIA, and the Director of Education Innovation for Parker School.
Also later on Thursday there was a panel called “What’s Next for Technology and Education”. Speakers from companies such as WyzAnt, BenchPrep, StudyBlue, and PackBack Books were on hand to speak about the future of technology, education, and the notion of the “flipped classroom” which regards more interactivity.
The theme in general revolved around how digital education and technology can be used to improve the experience of learning.