Report Release on Online Education

Time: 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM Location: The National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC

Report Release on Online Education from MIT Researchers

The Academies’ Committee on the Supply Chain for Middle-Skill Jobs will be briefed on a new study on online education by Karen Willcox and Sanjay Sarma, co-chairs of the MIT Online Education Policy Initiative. Those unable to attend in person can participate via WebEx.

What is Best Learned Online & What Types of Students Benefit from Online Learning (5/20/2015)

Time: 4:00PM Room: 4-270 MIT CAMPUS

Panel discussion with Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer, Kaplan, Inc.; Shanna Smith Jaggars, Assistant Director, Community College Research Center; and Dan Butin, Dean of the School of Education and Social Policy, Merrimack College. Moderated by Vijay Kumar, Associate Dean for Digital Learning, ODL.

Trends in Education & Technology in Higher Ed: an Inequality & Inclusivity Perspective (5/20/15)

Time:  2:30pm  Room: 4-270 MIT Campus

In unequal societies and education systems, educational technology trends exemplify implicit tensions of inequality and inequity. This talk will analyse current global ed tech trends with an interest in inclusivity, from a South African perspective. Laura Czerniewicz is the Director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at the University of Cape Town.

xTalk: Leigh Abts – Design, Diversity and Digital Learning: Reframing 21st Century Education (5/14/2015)

Time: 3:00 p.m., Room: 3-270

Design is a verb and a noun. Design is a process and a product. Design is best served as inclusive. Design can be taught and practiced in the classroom or a remote setting using technology. Design can potentially reframe education and transform the 21st century workforce, starting with a universally accepted ‘credit’ for design, such as an Advanced Placement (AP).

Presented by professor Leigh Abts, of University of Maryland’s College of Education and the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

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