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Reinventing Education

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Presenter(s)
Anant Agarwal (edX & MIT, USA)
Session Information
November 22, 2013 - 8:15am
Institutional Level: 
Multiple
Audience Level: 
All
Session Type: 
Keynote Address
Location: 
Pacific Hall
Session Duration: 
75 Minutes
Session: 
Friday Keynote Address
Virtual Session
Abstract

Digital technology has transformed countless areas of life from healthcare to workplace productivity to entertainment and publishing. But education hasn’t changed a whole lot. EdX is a MOOC (massive open online course) initiative that aspires to reinvent education through online learning. EdX’s mission is to dramatically increase access to education for students worldwide through MOOCs on our platform, while substantially enhancing campus education in both quality and efficiency through blended models that incorporate online elements created by the edX team.

This talk will provide an overview of MOOCs and edX, and share student stories that reveal how they are increasing access to education worldwide. The talk will also discuss where MOOC technologies are headed, and how they can enhance campus education. Finally, the talk will provide some recent research results that will allow us to improve education online and on campus, and discuss how MOOCs might evolve in the future.

Lead Presenter
Anant Agarwal Anant Agarwal is the President of edX, an online learning venture of Harvard and MIT. Agarwal taught the first course of edX on circuits and electronics from MIT, which drew 155,000 students from 162 countries. He has served as the director of CSAIL, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.   He is also a founder of Tilera Corporation which created the Tile multicore processor. He led the development of Raw, an early tiled multicore processor, Sparcle, an early multi-threaded microprocessor, and Alewife, a scalable multiprocessor. He also led the VirtualWires project at MIT and was the founder of Virtual Machine Works. Agarwal won the Maurice Wilkes prize for computer architecture, and MIT’s Smullin and Jamieson prizes for teaching. He holds a Guinness World Record for the largest microphone array, and is an author of the textbook “Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits.” His work on Organic Computing was selected by Scientific American as one of 10 World Changing Ideas in 2011, and he was named one of 12 Bostonians changing the world by Boston Globe Magazine in 2012. Agarwal holds a Ph.D. from Stanford and a bachelor's from IIT Madras. He hacks on WebSim, a web-based circuits laboratory, in his spare time.