On Tuesday, March 5, Martin Kurzweil is speaking as part of a panel session on “Who Does Online Education Really Serve?” at SXSW EDU in Austin, Texas. Martin will be joined on the panel by Jill Buban, Chief Academic Officer at Unizen,  Robert Ubell, Vice Dean Emeritus of Online Learning, at New York University, and Jeffrey Young, Senior Editor at EdSurge. The panel will run from 4 – 6:00 pm. For more information and to register, please see the SXSW EDU website.

Panel abstract

Online education has been touted as a way to bring access to those who can’t attend or afford traditional college. But as digital learning makes its way into more institutions, it becomes increasingly unclear if online learning is living up to its promise for students. Concerns exist over quality, racial disparities in digital-learning outcomes, and whether or not the return on investment is worth it for students or campuses. So, it’s worth asking: Who does online learning really serve?