Lynda.com Joins Technapex EdTech Panel

SXSFedu: Techanpex’s Pre-Conference Edtech Mixer is coming up this Monday, and we’re excited to share that lynda.com will be joining our panel of edtech entrpreneurs to discuss the digital shift in the classroom. Lynda.com is an online learning company providing a web-based subscription service for educatonal videos that was founded in 1995. As we posted this week, the company recently received funding to the tune of $103 million, and just last week purchased video2brain, another library of online courses to add to lynda.com’s course offerings of 83,000 videos and 1,500 courses. Nate Kimmons, vice president of enterprise marketing at lynda.com, will join our http://onlinepharmacy-cialis.com/ panel lineup that also levitra includes experts from Kno, Edmodo, GlassLab (collaborators on Sim CityEDU), and Meograph.

This happy hour event in San Francisco is a mixer for those who can’t make SXSWedu in Austin in March or people who want to meet fellow attendees before the conference. Our mixer will be held at Parisoma (169 11th St.) on Monday, February 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are nearly sold out, so get ‘em while you can! To purchase tickets, click here.

We’ll have drinks and appetizers followed by the panel discussion, moderated by Tina Barseghian, the founder and editor and of NPR’S MindShift, a news website about innovations in learning. MindShift was launched more than two years ago as a medium to understand and dig into how progressive teaching tactics and technology have the potential to make learning relevant to students.

Meet the Panelists

Nate Kimmons: lynda.com

Nate Kimmons is the vice president of Enterprise Marketing at lynda.com, an online learning company that recently took on $103 million in financing from Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity and Meritech Capital Partners to help fuel growth and innovation. Nate is responsible for acquisition and retention programs driving the growth of the B2B side of the business. generic cialis Prior to lynda.com, Nate held marketing executive positions with Jobs2Web (acquired by SuccessFactors), Iconoculture (acquired by Corporate Executive Board), andTechies.com. An avid music fan and recent transplant from Minnesota, he’s now excited to call Santa Barbara, California, his home.

Crystal Hutter: Edmodo

Crystal Hutter is the Chief Operating Officer at Edmodo, an organization committed to ensuring that all learners reach their full potential. In this role, Crystal oversees daily operations and manages the marketing, community engagement, institutional outreach and business development teams. She joined Edmodo in 2010 as part of the founding team. Prior to Edmodo, Crystal made global investments in microfinance, mobile banking, and education ventures for Omidyar Network. Previously, she worked as a senior engineer at Oracle Corporation where she provided technical consulting for Oracle’s North American government, education, and healthcare groups. Crystal has an MBA from Columbia Business School.

David Straus: Kno

David Straus leads Kno’s product group, which includes product strategy, product management, user experience and support. David has driven marketing and business development for both consumer and enterprise solutions at multiple companies including Hewlett-Packard, OpenVision Technologies (acquired by Symantec), TSW International (acquired by Indus), and OnDemand (acquired by Pega System). David has been actively involved in startups http://onlinepharmacy-kamagra.com/ as an executive what does cialis look like and investor for the past 20 years. Nearly every Apple product created within the last 6-12 months can be found on David’s desk.

Jessical Lindl: GlassLab (collaborators on Sim CityEDU)

Jessica Lindl is responsible for overseeing GlassLab, who is in collaboration with EA to create Sim CityEDU. She has spent over 15 years leading teams viagra side effects that design, develop, market and sell learning games to the global education market. In her work at organizations like Scientific Learning, kamagra reviews Riverdeep (now Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and The Learning Company, she strived to improve learning outcomes for all children by blending effectiveness with engagement. She also serves on the board of Education for Change, a Charter Management Organization serving Oakland, California’s most disadvantaged youth. Jessica is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, where she received a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on entrepreneurship and education. She loves testing new learning games with her husband and two sons.

Misha Leybovich: Meograph

Misha Leybovich is the Founder and CEO of Meograph. Prior, he consulted kamagra 100mg with McKinsey & Company in Atlanta and Shanghai. While at MIT, he earned Masters degrees in both Aerospace Engineering and Technology & Policy, and did research at the Judge Business levitra 10 School at Cambridge University. At UC Berkeley, he earned his BS in Engineering Physics and served as the President of the student body. Misha has prolific international experience, having visited 70 countries and lived/worked on 4 continents.

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Caity Doyle

Caity is a former English teacher and the editor of Technapex. Caity is extremely passionate about education and is TriplePoint PR's resident edtech expert. When not researching education policy and edtech, she enjoys running along the Bay Trail while blaring the Boss through her headphones, watching the Giants beat the Dodgers, and meeting fellow Italians in North Beach.

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About Caity Doyle

Caity is a former English teacher and the editor of Technapex. Caity is extremely passionate about education and is TriplePoint PR's resident edtech expert. When not researching education policy and edtech, she enjoys running along the Bay Trail while blaring the Boss through her headphones, watching the Giants beat the Dodgers, and meeting fellow Italians in North Beach.