Austin Educational Software Company Invades SXSW 2012

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Conference Panels Will Explore How Cutting-Edge Technologies Drive Innovation in Education

GYLO (GetYa Learn On) logo for educational games

GYLO is pioneering mobile learning and game-based assessment.

“Austin is quickly becoming the hub of educational technology for the U.S.,” said Dr. Mayrath, SXSWedu Advisory Board member.

Austin-based educational software innovators, GYLO (GetYa Learn On, LLC) today announced several presentations during the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference taking place in their hometown city. Last year, SXSW added a new education portion of the conference, “SXSWedu,” to supplement the annual event with content focused on K-12.

“Austin is quickly becoming the hub of educational technology for the U.S.,” said Dr. Michael Mayrath, GYLO CEO. “We are proud to help lead this effort by creating partnerships between K-12, higher education, industry, and the Chamber of Commerce.”

This year, SXSWedu has tripled the number of registered attendees and will feature a keynote from Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education. GYLO will be part of several SXSWedu presentations, including:

  •      “Pflugerville’s Award Winning Game Design Program”
March 6, 3:15-4:15 p.m., Hilton Austin Downtown

  •      “Where is the Disruption? Panel of Experts Discuss”
March 8, 9-10 a.m., Hilton Austin Downtown

GYLO was also accepted into the conference’s inaugural LAUNCHedu competition on March 7, where they will meet with industry leaders, potential partners, key institutional administrators and investors to promote their vision for the future of educational technology.

The company also organized a panel at SXSW Interactive, which will explore how, after decades of incubation, technology is revolutionizing teaching, learning and assessment. The panelists will discuss how this transition is laying the foundation for exponential growth in mobile learning and game-based assessment. The panel will take place:

  •      “Old School to New School: Games & Mobile Learning”
March 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m., A&T Conference Hotel, Classroom 203

“We are excited about sharing the latest findings in technology-based education research and highlighting our experience with the game design program in conjunction with Pflugerville ISD,” said Dr. Priya Nihalani, GYLO Chief Scientist.

GetYa Learn On, LLC. is a private company headquartered in Austin, Texas and founded in 2008. The company is comprised of a team of experts from software development, educational psychology, instructional technology, and measurement and evaluation. GetYa Learn On develops innovative educational applications and games based on research in education and instructional technology design.

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