SXSWedu offered a wide variety of thought-provoking and innovative higher-ed sessions–see what panelists and attendees had to say.

higher-edDoes the traditional major-minor course design have a chance of surviving as today’s college and university students demonstrate a desire to design their own courses and competencies across a wide range of disciplines?

Can learning management systems evolve with education, or is it time for a new way to bring together instructors, students, and learning materials? How can investing in MOOC design yield benefits when it comes to student engagement and course completion?

During SXSWedu in Austin, Texas, panels of higher education instructors, technology staff, and industry experts debated a variety of technology and innovation challenges facing the university community.

Here, eCampus News features some of the most interesting and thought-provoking statements and sound bites from various SXSWedu sessions focusing on current issues in higher education. In each case, we’ve linked to the session descriptions to provide more information on the content and presenters.

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Laura Ascione