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SXSWedu MeetUp Hosted by CourseTalk
[February 27, 2014]

SXSWedu MeetUp Hosted by CourseTalk

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

On Tuesday, March 4th CourseTalk, the leading search and discovery platform for learners to explore the broadest array of online courses, will be hosting a MeetUp Panel, Global Development: Is Online Learning the Answer? at SXSWedu. Karen Francis, CEO of AcademixDirect, CourseTalk's parent company, will be hosting a panel of leading industry visionaries to discuss global education, training, and professional development.

Technology innovations are disrupting the way we learn across the globe. Some are calling online education a solution to the kill and knowledge gaps of today's global workforce. Others predict these technology innovations are the road map to an influx of loss of jobs as more things become automated. Will online education empower students with the resources needed to grow and succeed in a global and competitive job market? Please join us to hear thought leaders perspectives on the future of online education.

Panel: Global Development: Is Online Learning the Answer?


  • Karen Francis, Chairman and CEO of AcademixDirect, parent company to CourseTalk
  • Dr. Anant Agarwal, President, edX
  • Jason Palmer, Deputy Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Dr. George Veletsianos, Canada Research Chair/Associate Professor, Royal Roads University
  • Stephanie Banchero, National Education Writer, The Wall Street Journal
  • Jane Swift (News - Alert), CEO, Middlebury Interactive Languages

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Central

The MeetUp Panel takes place at SXSWedu and is located at the Hilton Austin Downtown in Salon E, 500 East 4th Street

About CourseTalk

CourseTalk is the leading search, discovery and sharing site for learners to explore the broadest array of online courses. We connect users not only with individual course opportunities but also with universities, professors and other learners through an engaging, social and interactive user experience. Learners can enroll in, compare, and review online courses. The site is also an ideal place for professors to get authentic feedback on their courses and for universities and course providers to reach learners from around the world. Start today to find the right course from the right source. For partnership inquiries, please emailĀ

About AcademixDirect, Inc.

As the leading innovator in education marketing, AcademixDirect, is a trusted partner creating tailored solutions to improve university enrollment. AcademixDirect is the parent company to CourseTalk, the world's most comprehensive catalog of online courses and student-powered reviews. AcademixDirect strives to innovate better ways to attract, engage and connect students with the academic institutions that will help them achieve their educational goals. Through utilizing advanced technologies and a focused, customer-centric approach, AcademixDirect cultivates better ways to connect students with the schools and resources that they need to grow and succeed.

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