Thursday, September 29, 2011
Focus on Education
On Sept. 7, Undersecretary of Education Martha Kanter addressed administrators and teachers from local school districts and universities to highlight education issues and reforms aimed at developing a well-educated workforce. Kanter’s keynote was followed by two panel discussions focused on cognitive and learning sciences and open learning initiatives.
The panelists, including CMU’s Ken Koedinger, who co-directs the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center, and Candace Thille, executive director of CMU’s Open Learning Initiative, discussed resources that give students from across the country access to quality higher education.