Loading…

It’s not 2013 anymore. Visit Sched’s 2015 Austin Guide =>


Monday, March 11 • 11:45am - 12:00pm
The Rise of the Autodidactic Degree

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

An economic downturn, fewer jobs, new expectations for workers — whatever the reason, times are changing. People are realizing the financial burden of student loans and the struggle to find a job after graduation. Meanwhile, their role models are both some of the most successful people in business AND college dropouts — Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, to name a few. We’re entering a new reality, where education and opportunity are what you create. This means thousands upon thousands of people are asking the same question, “Is a college degree really worth the money or can I get the same information and training for free online and through other mechanisms?” It’s a defining time for universities, students, graduates and businesses. This session will explore what this shift means and how both businesses and education systems should react.
View official listing on sxsw.com


Monday March 11, 2013 11:45am - 12:00pm
Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 616AB 500 E 4th St

Attendees (0)