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Jim Shelton, Aneesh Chopra and Michael Saylor among confirmed speakers
NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 30 education thought leaders will be exchanging their latest ideas and answering questions from participants across the country as part of Shindig's presentation of the Capital E-xchange Education Summit online. The speakers and panelists represent a wide range of renowned institutions such as the US Department of Education, The White House, the Center for Education Reform, Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, Kaplan, and many more.
The two-day event, held October 14-15 physically at the historic Gallup Building in Washington, D.C., is the first of its kind to assemble such a powerful and dynamic array of speakers shaping education's embrace of technology.
Shindig, the new online teaching platform that will host the event online, will enable these speakers to answer online audience members questions face to face in video chat. Meanwhile online attendees will also be able to discuss, share, mingle and network in their own private video chats.
Shindig is a large-scale video chat platform that enhances online courses and teaching programs, as well as other interactive events. It address key shortcomings of current ed tech platforms by enabling robust Teacher student and student to student interaction.
Shindig has already been used by TED.com, Forbes, Random House and Simon and Schuster as well as by luminaries such as Bill Gates and Guy Kawasaki. Acclaimed author Diane Ravitch recently introduced her book "Reign of Error" to more than 100 education bloggers on Shindig.
A story about how Shindig is advancing MOOCs by addressing their current shortcomings was recently published in Campus Technology Magazine: http://campustechnology.com/articles/2013/09/05/reclaiming-the-original-vision-of-moocs.aspx.
Shindig is a NYC startup founded by serial entrepreneur Steve Gottlieb. The company's patented technology reimagines online communications with broad application across a large range of verticals . The company is funded by the Pritzker Vlock Family Office.
Shindig Education Team
Steve Gottlieb, Founder & CEO
Rory Sacks and George Lorenzo, Education Business Development
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