Thursday, October 18, 2012

Udacity > Democratizing Higher Education


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[http://events.mediasite.com/Mediasite/Play/82b693c44d94441ba4b9c08c75df31351d]

18th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning
'At A Crossroads: Online Education in a Complex World'
October 10-12, 2012
At a Crossroads: Online Education in a Complex World
A crossroad, an intersection, however we define it, the online higher-education landscape is changing rapidly and we have many important questions to consider. 

How do we frame discussions about quality, scale, cost, ethical issues and other concerns about the future of online education? These themes will be addressed in our opening plenary moderated by Jeff Young of the Chronicle of Higher Education and featuring Jose Cruz, Vice President for Policy and Practice at the Education Trust; Allan Drimmer, Provost of Phoenix University; and Jack Wilson, President Emeritus of the University of Massachusetts and UMass Online.

New models of online learning are emerging that create yet another crossroad.  With elite institutions such as Harvard, MIT, and Stanford providing free access to online education what’s in store for future college students?  Are edX, Coursera, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) the answer for global access to higher education?  Our keynote address by Sebastian Thrun, CEO of Udacity and Director of Google X will provide fascinating insight into this provocative new arena.  

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