Liz Willen

How You Can Get an Education at SXSWedu in Austin: Really

Erynn Peterson, co-founder of Station082 speaks at SXSWEdu in Austin. Austin, TX — Wanted: Innovators who embrace technology start-ups, relish weekday happy hours and enjoy expert education commentary from newly minted CEO’s. Enthusiasm for “disrupting,’’ a plus. Stamina for “wall-to-wall,” creativity, and “transformational ideas’’ helpful, especially on topics like MOOCS, Big Data, micro-credentialing and virtual… Read more »

Fixing a Higher Education “Caste System” That Screams Inequality: Help Us Find Answers

The Trinity College Admissions Office waiting room. Photo: Julienne Schaer Enter the admissions office at Trinity College in Connecticut and you’ll find a roaring fire, fresh flowers, floor-to-ceiling windows and a Latino enrollment dean who grew up poor, the first in his family to go to college. Angel B. Pérez, Trinity’s vice-president of enrollment and… Read more »