“The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone
Abstract: The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone Daphne Koller, Coursera President and Co-Founder We are in the midst of a major transformation in higher education. In the past two years, we have seen the advent of MOOCs - massively open online classes (MOOCs) - top-quality courses from the best universities offered for free. These courses exploit technology to provide a real course experience to students, including video content, interactive exercises with meaningful feedback, using both auto-grading and peer grading, and rich peer-to-peer interactions with learners across the globe. We now see MOOCs from dozens of top universities, in multiple countries, offering courses to millions of learners from every country in the world. The courses range from college gateway courses all the way through graduate courses, and span a diversity of topics including computer science, business, medicine, science, humanities, social sciences, and more. Daphne will discuss examples of innovative pedagogy such as project-based learning, assessments for mastery learning, inter-cultural learner interactions, and flipping the classroom. She will also discuss how this model can create both an improved learning experience for on-campus students while also providing unprecedented access to education to millions of learners around the world.