EVENT: Absolute Talks Student Tech Analytics at SXSWedu March 7-9

By: Absolute Editorial Team | 2/25/2017

Absolute is headed to Austin, Texas and SXSWedu the week of March 6-9 to talk student technology analytics and more during three separate sessions at this groundbreaking conference. A component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals, SXSWedu "fosters innovation in learning by hosting a passionate and diverse community of education stakeholders."

Absolute will be hosting a trio of sessions at this year's event, focusing on the conference theme of “innovation in learning” through a series of discussions on how to leverage data analytics in K-12, as well as key topics around student safety when it comes to devices and data.

Absolute Sessions at SXSWedu

We are excited to speak to and collaborate with a diverse group of education leaders, IT professionals and innovators to talk about the intersection of technology and student learning:

Student Technology Analytics: Connect Tech & Learning

When: Tuesday, March 7, 4-6 PM
Where: JW Marriott - Salon G

In this session, Jason Short, Absolute’s senior director of product management, will lead a discussion on the importance of maintaining a persistent connection to all endpoints and the data they contain to ensure K-12 classrooms are more secure. And, armed with detailed insight into how devices are being used, educators can better satisfy government funding initiatives, and gain valuable insight into the correlation between technology and student performance.

Student Technology Analytics for K-12: Measure Learning Impact

When: Wednesday, March 8, 2-3 PM
Where: JW Marriott - Salon A

Educational technology is evolving, as well as the demand for visibility and reporting. How can districts measure the impact and outcomes of tech investments, while putting device and user activity into context? In this panel, Jane Nauman of Nauman Educational Consulting will be joined by Richard Henderson, global security strategist for Absolute, and Jason Short to discuss how Student Technology Analytics helps districts embrace the advantages of digital learning while keeping students and technology investments secure.

Protect, Deter, Recover: Data Risks in K-12 Schools

When: Thursday, March 9, 11 AM - 12 PM
Where: Hilton Austin Downtown - Salon D

In this session, Jane Nauman, Richard Henderson, and Harold Reaves, global manager of Absolute’s Safe Schools program, will cover the hot topics of student data security, cyberbullying, and Internet crime. Reaves, who is Level V-certified in homeland security, will share his best practices for teaching digital citizenship to K-12 students, staff, parents, and the community.

Education & Self-Healing Endpoints

We are passionate about the future of teaching and learning -- especially when it comes to data security. Absolute's self-healing endpoint security products and initiatives like our Safe Schools program help protect students and schools from device theft, while our new Student Technology Analytics solution offers detailed reporting to prove effective technology utilization rates, measure learning outcome, and help districts meet compliance requirements around Internet safety policies.

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The SXSWedu Conference & Festival offers four days of compelling content for education professionals, industry leaders and policy makers looking to connect, collaborate, create and change how we teach and learn. Visit the conference site for registration and attendance information.

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