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VSTE Goes Green: Over the years we’ve made an effort to reduce the amount of paper waste that gets accumulated by reducing the scope of the printed program. This year we will provide a printed conference program with only a summary schedule of the sessions available during each breakout session. For the full detailed listing of each session we encourage attendees to make use of our online schedule here which will work on mobile devices and all major platforms.

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Sunday, December 7 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Is there a crowdfunding campaign in your future?

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Over the last three years, crowdfunding has evolved from a cottage industry to become a recognized and legitimate alternative to traditional capital investment services such as banks, venture capitalists, angel investors, and other grantmaking organizations. The initial handful of crowdfunding sites has grown to dozens, with an increasing number of sites serving specialized niche markets such as education. However, successfully navigating this increasing diversified space requires a bit of knowledge and insight. This session explores the rise of crowdfunding for educators, including particular sites of interest (e.g., Kickstarter, Indigogo), as well as specific products and campaigns addressing the education marketplace. The presenter will also announce the launch of his own Kickstarter campaign to create an artificially intelligent tool to support knowledge discovery in teaching and learning, designed for teachers and students. Using this campaign as a focal point, the factors educators should consider in creating their own campaigns will be highlighted. If you have an Idea for the Next Big Thing in educational technology, or if you just have a small idea that needs a bit of financial jumpstart, this session is for you.


Sunday December 7, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm

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