education's digital future

events

Date:
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location:
Pigott Hall, Room 252

The Department of Comparative Literature presents

Petra Dierkes-Thrun

Lecturer, Department of Comparative Literature and the Program for Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies

"How to Do Things with Books and Screens: Digital Pedagogy in Literature Seminars"

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

12:00pm | Pigott Hall, Room 252

Date:
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Location:
CERAS Learning Hall (CERAS 101), 520 Galvez Mall, Lobby Level

There is now little doubt that digital technology will change the character of teaching and learning in fundamental ways, but large questions remain unanswered. Should we expect new technology to enhance educational equity or create new kinds of inequality? What kinds of teachers and learners should new technologies first serve? Who will make the necessary investments in building education's digital future?

Date:
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location:
Barnum Digital Learning Research Hub, 505 Lasuen Mall

Celebrate the collaboration between Stanford's Graduate School of Education and Vice Provost for Online Learning at the opening of our new home for digital research in the heart of campus. Join us under the clock tower for merriment and conversation.

RSVP here.

Date:
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location:
Stanford d.school

Join us for an experiential taste of Future Stanford on Thursday, May 1st, 7:30pm.

With Dean Plummer's support, a team of designers at the d.school has been spending the past year running a series of classes and activities to explore several important themes related to the future of the on-campus experience at Stanford. In this moment of intense interest, energy, and even anxiety about all of the opportunities relating to online learning, the @Stanford team wanted to focus on imagining the future of the in-person context.

This culminating event will be highly experiential (a blend of live theater / immersive museum exhibit) and a catalyst for discussions around the future of higher ed.

The journey will begin at the d.school.

RSVP here.

Date:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Location:
CERAS Learning Hall (CERAS 101), 520 Galvez Mall, Lobby Level

The life course is changing. The extension of adolescence, lengthening lifespans, and the ever growing demands of paid work and parenting are obliging Americans to rethink every phase of adulthood. At the same time digital media are making it possible to radically reorganize how learning fits into the rhythms of adult lives. This forum assembles innovative thinkers in a wide range of fields to help us imagine bold recombinations of learning and the life course.

Date:
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location:
Packard 101

Georgia Tech's online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS) represents the first attempt by an accredited U.S. university to offer an advanced degree program exclusively through the massive-online delivery format. Created in 2013 in collaboration with Udacity and AT&T, the OMS CS program is intended to greatly expand access to elite computing education through both its delivery mechanism and its greatly reduced price—less than $7,000 for most students. The first OMS CS students began coursework in January 2014, and Georgia Tech intends to grow the program gradually until it becomes financially self-sustaining from revenues generated both by degree-seeking students and others seeking non-credit certificates. Overall, OMS CS represents a collaboration among leaders in education, MOOCs and industry to apply the disruptive power of massive-online teaching to widen the pipeline of high-quality, educated talent needed in computer science fields. In his talk, Dean Galil will provide an overview of the program and help the audience consider implications of this instructional model for universities, students and employers.

Date:
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Location:
CERAS Learning Hall (CERAS 101), 520 Galvez Mall, Lobby Level
Date:
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Location:
CERAS Learning Hall (CERAS 101), 520 Galvez Mall, Lobby Level

Date:
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 1:15pm to 4:05pm
Location:
CERAS Learning Hall (CERAS 101), 520 Galvez Mall, Lobby Level

Please join us for the first class of Histories and Futures of Humanistic Education: Culture and Crisis, Books and MOOCs, our Winter quarter cognate of Education's Digital Future.  The class meets on Wednesdays, 1:15-4:05pm in CERAS 101.  The course will look at and debate certain features of online education specifically as they relate to the humanities and notions of engaged critical learning.  To find out more about the class, please view the entire syllabus.

Date:
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Location:
CERAS Learning Hall, 520 Galvez Mall, Lobby Level

 

Mark Warschauer
Greg Niemeyer
Wayne Grant
Candace Thille

There has been a great deal of discussion about the promise and problems of online learning, but less about the subtlety of building online learning environments that are scientifically sound, productive of learning, and pleasurable to experience. This panel brings two international leaders in this domain into dialogue about the technical and creative skills required to craft meaningful learning environments online.

Date:
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location:
CERAS Learning Hall (CERAS 101), 520 Galvez Mall, Lobby Level

Sal Khan, Founder & Executive Director, Khan Academy presents "Education Reimagined". Co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Education and the Vice Provost for Online Learning.

Date:
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Location:
CERAS Learning Hall (CERAS 101), 520 Galvez Mall, Lobby Level

How do you design online courses for thousands of students from diverse economic, cultural, geographic, and educational backgrounds? What barriers and opportunities should professors consider when designing online experiences for MOOC learners? In our next faculty forum discussion we turn the focus to these questions and will highlight the work of Stanford professors Tim Roughgarden, Jo Boaler, and Larry Lagerstrom.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning (VPOL) and the Graduate School of Education (GSE) invite you to an informal lunchtime forum where you can hear from these colleagues. Each will speak briefly about their experiences and then we'll open it for discussion.

Lunch will be served at noon. Please RSVP.

Date:
Monday, November 11, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location:
CERAS Learning Hall (CERAS 101), 520 Galvez Mall, Lobby Level

In pursuit of a potential Stanford/Finland research collaboration, two Finnish colleagues will be giving brief presentations of their work:

Harri Ketamo, Founder of SkillPixels and Learning Fingerprint: "Conceptual Learning Theories-Based Learning Analytics" 
www.skillpixels.com, www.learningfingerprint.com
In my R&D work I have developed methods and technologies that can build highly individual conceptual level models and analytics on learning, which are also scalable for commercial platforms and end user products. In this presentation I'm giving an overview on theories and method behind Learning Fingerprint, a next generation intelligent tutoring system for MOOCs.

Ari Korhonen, Senior Scientist, Aalto University: "Online Exercises and Learning Analytics"
http://cse.aalto.fi/research/groups/letech/, http://www.cse.hut.fi/en/research/SVG/TRAKLA2/

Date:
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Location:
CERAS Learning Hall, 520 Galvez Mall, Lobby Level


Jonathan Feiber

David Palumbo-Liu

Amin Saberi

Linda Thor

The number and variety of parties providing higher education services have exploded in recent years. With a wide array of new and often online options, college seekers need no longer assume that they will enroll on an ivy-trimmed physical campus. Nor can they assume that their private college is a tax-exempt organization. This panel will explore what this newly entrepreneurial higher education means for students, parents, academic professionals, and the legacy of higher education as a public good.

Date:
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Location:

Educational innovations in youth learning today are bringing to the forefront issues of youth imagination, creation, collaboration, and innovation in a networked world of participatory culture and new media literacies. This forum will showcase design principles and research findings from ongoing partnership projects in Chicago and Oakland in under-resourced public schools and neighborhoods where students work with mentors in designs supporting their creation of video, radio, animations, spoken word poetry, and other media that advance 21st century competencies. Discussions will explore the promise of addressing digital divides and educational inequalities with such designs.

Brigid Barron (SGSE)
Brigid Barron
(Stanford Graduate School of Education)
Nichole Pinkard (DePaul University)
Nichole Pinkard
(DePaul University)
Elisabeth Soep
Elisabeth Soep MA '95, PhD '00
(Oakland’s Youth Radio)
Date:
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 5:15pm to 7:05pm
Location:
Carlin Llorente
Carlin Llorente
Lori Takeuchi
Lori Takeuchi
Savitha Moorthy
Savitha Moorthy
Date:
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Location:

Academic leaders are rethinking the purposes, costs, and consequences of college residence and student co-presence in the digital era. This forum investigates possibilities for reconfiguring the time, space, and experience of college brought about by the digital revolution.

Date:
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 5:00pm to 7:15pm
Location:

Major attention is being devoted to issues of digital divides and educational inequalities as nations and states design and implement strategies for K-12 technology-enhanced learning in an increasingly networked world. What approaches to tackling these issues are being attempted in the United States and around the globe, and what is being learned about what happens 'on the ground' when such strategies are implemented?

Mark Warschauer
Mark Warschauer (UC Irvine)
Wayne Grant
Wayne Grant (Intel)
Date:
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Location:
101 CERAS Learning Hall

Malcolm Bauer

James Gee

Constance Steinkuehler

Dan Schwartz
Date:
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Location:
101 CERAS Learning Hall
Evolution of Digital Curricula
Date:
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location:
101 CERAS Learning Hall

This forum brings together four experts to explore key questions concerning the evolution of digital curricula. Participant speakers will include Catherine Casserly (CEO, Creative Commons); Tom Vander Ark (former Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Managing Partner at Learn Capital and author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World); Prasad Ram (Founder and CEO of Ednovo, a non-profit education company that develops Gooru, a search engine for learning) and Steve Midgley, Consulting Adviser to the US Department of Education and former Deputy Director of Education Technology, USDoE.

Adrian Sannier
Date:
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location:
101 CERAS Learning Hall

Since the 1960s, American education has anticipated the arrival of what Eric Ashby termed the Fourth Revolution — a dramatic change to higher education based on the transformative power of information technology. Despite its promise, the past half-century has seen very little in the way of sustained change, making the idea of an educational revolution continue to seem remote.

Recent developments in consumer media, mobile technology, and ubiquitous broadband continue to suggest dramatic change is imminent, but while most institutions envision digital futures as part of their five year plans, few institutions have plans for making next year significantly different from last year.

One promising vector for massive change can be seen in the rise of MOOCs and Flipped classrooms as platforms for "rockstar teachers" — teachers who embrace technology to dramatically increase the scale of their educational influence. From Salman Khan to Peter Norvig, there is a rising tide of educators who are reaching out beyond the boundaries of traditional classrooms, using technology to reach tens of thousands, even millions of students around the world.