November 14, 2012 9:00 AM
Event Topic: A Watershed Moment: Will U.S. Colleges and Universities Lead or Lag in Education Innovation?
Event date: Nov. 14, 2012
Event time: 9 to 10:30 a.m. (Coffee at 8:30 a.m.)
Event location: Ballroom, National Press Club, 529 24th Street NW 13th Floor, Washington D.C. 20045
Sponsored by: Arizona State University
Description: With the explosion of knowledge, advances in technology, global economic competition, and challenges ranging from job creation to environmental sustainability, does our basic university model need to be rethought? Have some of our universities wandered too far from their core mission or have they just been slow to adapt to society’s changing needs?
In this century, education has become the most critical adaptive function in the competitive, global knowledge economy. Yet production of more college graduates alone will not help the United States lead the world. The nation also must unleash evolutionary change in its institutions to not only deal with the challenges of educating an increasingly diverse population, but also to provide the kind of lifelong education the modern economy requires. What role will technology play in delivery? Will Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCS) be the wave of the future? Does a generation weaned during the Internet age learn differently and, if so, how will colleges and universities adapt?
A panel of education leaders will be tasked with proposing the kind of disruptive innovations that can retain America’s preeminence in higher education.
Moderator: Soraya Gage, General Manager, NBC Lean and Education Nation
• Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University
• Jeff Selingo, Senior Editor, Chronicle of Higher Education
• Kevin Carey, Director, Education Policy Program, New America Foundation
• Molly Corbett Broad, President, American Council on Education
• Matt Leavy, Chief Executive Officer, Pearson eCollege
Members of the media contact Sharon Keeler, 480-965-4012, firstname.lastname@example.org
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