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 kirstenwinkler.com 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 mixergy.com 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 😉


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

  • GoldenJamila

    great-full for you creating this sooner rather than later. serendipitious moments are Golden.

    now i have something to go by and learn from as i desire to do something just like this focused on a different topic. i already have an interview scheduled this week and i did the first part of a different interview about 2 weeks ago. nice timing, kirsten.

    • Thank you for your nice comment. Wish you all the best with your project!

  • Jennifer

    Try to talk to folks at http://www.Examville.com They are creating a great platform for online education especially user-to-user. Unlike other sites, they are working with publishers, teachers, test prep companies and more to provide seamless educational services via single account. Even organizations like Law School Admissions Council has authorized them to provide official LSAT tests online. Keep an eye on them. You can contact them via examville (at) examville.com

    • Thanks Jennifer, I put them on the to-do list 🙂

  • I am impressed with the simplicity and attractiveness of your new site. Great job! You are becoming a force to be reckoned with in the educational news community. Thanks for obeying the voice that is calling you to serve all of us.

    • Thank you for your kind words George. You are a true supporter and I appreciate it very much!

  • blelmblad

    Kirsten, Have you seen Dreambox.com? My daughter is homeschooled by an accredited elementary teacher we hire and both my daughter and her teacher love it.

    • Not yet, thank you for the tip. Will take a look at them 🙂

  • Hi Kristen,

    I enjoy your interviews very much. Have you heard of Brainscape yet? We have language learning, test prep, and knowledge junkie apps out on iPhone and we’re launching a new website soon. Check us out 🙂 Our blog is blog.brain-scape.com

    Amanda Moritz

  • hafedh

    hello, I also make a spirited final project study of e-learning, and I love that you help me. Accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest respect.