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October 8th Reception 5:30 pm
October 9th and 10th Conference 8:30 - 5:00 pm
PROGRAM THEME: Though initial visions of MOOCs as free learning resources for the masses have not yet been the reality, millions of learners around the world are using MOOCs to support professional development and career advancement. This activity represents an important shift from the top-down model of university degrees to a learner-generated, micro-credentialing “bottom-up” model. How will the research community respond to help ensure that technology-mediated instruction at scale continues to be more learner-focused and community enhanced? What work can we initiate or surface that allows for underserved learners to benefit from more accessible opportunities for career advancement? How can we create the kind of socially supportive online contexts that are conducive for career development, especially for the underserved? And what resources might make this more possible?
CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Carolyn Rose, Professor, Language Technologies Institute and Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Anne Trumbore, Senior Director, Wharton Online, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Harrison Keller, Deputy to the President for Strategy and Policy, University of Texas at Austin
Sunday, October 8 at 5:30pm
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (ATT)
1900 UNIVERSITY AVE , Austin, Texas 78705