2016 Program

2016 Program 

Friday, April 15

  • 5:00pm   Reception (Huang Foyer)

  • 6:00pm   Conference Opening: Stanford President John Hennessy and UC Berkeley Chancellor Nick Dirks in conversation, introduced by Cathy Koshland and John Mitchell  (NVIDIA Auditorium)

  • 7:00pm   Dinner (Mackenzie Room)

Saturday, April 16

  • 8:00am   Breakfast (Mackenzie Room and adjoining terrace)

  • 8:30am   Welcome (Mackenzie Room)

  • 8:45am   Plenary A: Innovation in the Higher Education Ecosystem--Policy, Practice, Opportunity (Mackenzie Room)

    • Randy Bass, Vice Provost for Education; Professor of English, Georgetown

    • Ellen Junn, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs,CSU Dominguez Hills

    • Brian Murphy, President, DeAnza Community College

    • AnnaLee Saxenian, Dean and Professor, School of Information, UC Berkeley

    • Dan Schwartz Dean, Graduate School of Education; Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Educational Technology, Stanford

  • 10:00am   Morning Break (Huang Foyer)

  • 10:30am    Breakout Sessions -- Block 1 (Various rooms, see schedule below.)

  • 11:45am   Remarks by Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education (Mackenzie Room)

  • 12:15pm - 1:30pm   Lunch (Mackenzie Room and adjoining terrace)

  • 12:30 pm   Experiments in Experiential Learning (Huang 10) 

    • Explore a Mobile Curriculum Tool from the Stanford d.school

      A project-based teaching model means that most of the learning students are doing happens outside of the classroom. How can instructors scaffold rich learning experiences that take advantage of the time that students spend in informal environments to push their learning further? The d.school at Stanford is constantly experimenting to provide immersive learning experiences, including some that leverage the way students use digital devices. Sign up for this 45 min session to explore one new tool that the d.school is experimenting with today. Limited to 50 registered conference participants. Send email to onlinelearningsummit@stanford.edu to secure your space (first come, first serve). 
      Led by: Sarah Stein Greenberg, Executive Director of the Stanford d.school & Leticia Britos-Cavagnaro, Director of the University Innovation Fellows Program. (Note: this session will take place during the lunch break and you will be able to eat during the session.)
  • 1:30pm   Breakout Sessions -- Block 2 

  • 2:45pm   Afternoon Break 1 (Huang Foyer)

  • 3:15pm   Breakout Sessions -- Block  3 

  • 4:30pm   Afternoon Break 2 (Huang Foyer)

  • 4:45pm   Plenary B:  Top Challenges and Opportunities Today and Tomorrow (NVIDIA Auditorium)

    • Cathy Koshland, Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Education; Wood-Calvert Professor in Engineering, Berkeley

    • John Mitchell, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning; Mary and Gordon Crary Family Professor in the School of Engineering; Professor of Computer Science and [by courtesy] Electrical Engineering, Stanford

    • Eric Grimson, Bernard Gordon Professor of Medical Engineering; Chancellor, MIT

    • Peter Bol, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning; the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and Director of the Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard

  • 6.00pm   Closing Reception (Mackenzie Room and adjoining terrace)