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6 Takeaways from SXSW EDU 2018

Over four days last week, Course Hero’s 2018 SXSW EDU attendees were inundated with inspiring ideas. Here, a few takeaways we can’t stop talking about.


This week, Course Hero joined thousands of educators, administrators, program designers, edtech companies, students, and entrepreneurs in Austin for the eighth annual SXSW EDU conference. …  NYU Tandon School of Engineering ... wanted more women to accept offers of admission and enroll in the college. Their innovation? Leverage the power of virtual reality to engage admitted students in exciting research. In a cross-departmental collaboration, Cindy Lewis [director of undergraduate recruitment], Krysta Battersby [project manager, Department of Technology, Culture and Society], and Mark Skwarek [artist and lecturer of integrated digital media ] create a new VR game app every spring. Each game is more than a “tour” — it’s an interactive, fun game that lets students learn about research while they enjoy tackling a challenge.

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