Carnegie Mellon University

Event in Washington, DC

Attainable. Exceptional. Affordable.

These are the critical challenges facing the ideal of ensuring that a college education is within reach of every American.

On March 1, Carnegie Mellon University invites you to join a briefing and dialogue on the ability of innovations in education technology to improve student success and attainment.

Please register in the form below.

March 1, 2012
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Presentation & Reception
The Gold Room 2168
Rayburn House Office Building (First Floor)
Washington, D.C.

Featured Speakers
Jared L. Cohon, President, Carnegie Mellon University
Martha Kanter, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
William E. Kirwan, Chancellor, University System of Maryland
Candace Thille, Director, Open Learning Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University
Ken Koedinger, Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University


Background
Ten years ago, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) began development of its open-access online education project, the Open Learning Initiative (OLI). This pioneering technology sprang from CMU’s unique expertise and interdisciplinary culture, federal investments in basic research in learning science, foundation investment in improving access, and a shared vision to transform the way people teach and learn.

OLI is not just online courseware. It merges educational technology with learning theory and web-based instruction. OLI is unique in its capability to continually generate robust "feedback" data that informs learners, instructors, and learning researchers at a scale and pace that has never before been realized.


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