All posts by Kirsten Winkler

Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST. She also writes about Social Media, Digital Society and Startups at

Jason West on The Social Media English Course Book

In this interview I talked with Jason West, the Founder of Languages Out There about the recently published first Social Media English Course Book.

Of course, I also asked him about his company Languages Out There in general and what it is that makes his lesson plans so different compared to the classic ones.

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Jon Bischke on the eduFire SuperPass

This is the first interview of EDUKWEST. My guest was Jon Bischke, Founder and CEO of In this interview he gave a short review about the road that took him to launching eduFire, an overview about the eduFire SuperPass and a look ahead. Continue reading

Welcome to EDUKWEST

Finally! One of my long term plans became reality. I welcome you all to EDUKWEST, an interview series with the people behind educhange, hacking education, education revolution or, as I tend to call it, the democratization of education.

Since I started blogging about online education in January 2009 on I realized that there are so many questions and interesting stories behind those start ups that need to be told.

Then I found Andrew Warner of and got immediately sucked into his interviews with all those brilliant guys. So the idea grew that “one day” I want to do something like this for the education sector.

Well, the day came earlier than I thought. The project was nearly finished for quite a while but I did not feel that the time was right. The moment that changed this was the first ETCon. As it was far from perfect, and I am a perfectionist, but the feedback we received was amazing I said to myself, do it now. If you can survive an evening like this, you can do interviews, too.

What is the name about? It is made of education – EDU, Kirsten Winkler – KW and quest – EST. So this show is basically my quest to find better education. And I hope you will join me on this search.

Looking forward to your comments and I hope you all get something out of this series.

Talk soon and see you on the next ETCon end of August 😉