Education's Digital Future at Stanford
The digital future of education has not yet been determined. We are building it now. That task raises very large questions. How do people learn best digitally? What does educational equity mean in a digital world? Who will profit in a greatly expanded market for digital educational products, and who will make the rules for this marketplace? How will quality standards for digital learning be determined and enforced?
We do not pretend to have all the answers. We do hope to ask the right questions. We know that many of the most important questions are not just technical. They implicate the politics, ethics, and very meaning of education at a new moment in the history of modernity.
Our inaugural public forum features Adrian Sannier, Senior Vice President for Product at Pearson, an educational technology company leading a variety of educational technologies including My Labs New Design, Learning Studio, Equella, and most recently OpenClass. In February 2012, Sannier was named one of the “12 Tech Innovators Who Are Transforming Campuses” in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Prior to joining Pearson in 2010, Sannier was the CIO at Arizona State University, the nation's largest residential institution. He has been a professor for the past 12 years in the Division of Computing Studies at ASU, and as the Stanley Chair of Interdisciplinary Engineering at Iowa State University. Before entering academia, Sannier led the PC game studio EAI Interactive, an independent developer of children’s games. EAI created best-selling titles for game publishers like Mattel, Hasbro, Crayola, Disney and Pixar as well educational content for leading publishers such as Elsevier, McGraw-Hill and Pearson.
This event is open to the public.
Light reception: 5pm-6pm