The Future of Learning, Opportunity, and Work: The Future of Work and Learning in California

Sponsored by Continuing Studies, Graduate School of Education, IRiSS


Wednesday, January 30, 2019
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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The digital revolution is transforming the character of work as we know it. The character of learning must change as well, requiring educators and learners alike to become more flexible in response to ongoing technological and economic change. This series assembles three internationally recognized thought leaders at the cutting edge of the revolution in learning to share their visions of the future and advise today’s educators on how to build it. 

The Future of Work and Learning in California

In the second half of the 20th century, California made a spectacular investment in higher education that brought great dividends for quality of life and economic vitality for generations. As the state faces a future of rapid technological change, it must invest in new forms of educational provision that are more accessible, flexible, and cost-effective than ever before. Chancellor of the California Community Colleges Eloy Ortiz Oakley has been at the forefront of thought leadership on the postsecondary ecology in California. In this lecture, he will share his vision for how lifelong learning opportunity might be best afforded for all of the state’s diverse residents. 

This program is co-sponsored by the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS), the Graduate School of Education (GSE), the Stanford Futures of Learning, Opportunity, and Work (FLOW), and Stanford Continuing Studies. 

Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor, California Community Colleges

Eloy Ortiz Oakley is best known for implementing innovative programs and policies that help students succeed in college, creating clear structured pathways for students to follow as they move toward graduation and careers. He is the 2014 recipient of the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award, and has provided statewide and national leadership on the issue of improving the education outcomes of historically underrepresented students. In 2015, President Obama introduced America's College Promise, an initiative modeled after the Long Beach College Promise program that Oakley helped established while superintendent-president of the Long Beach Community College District.

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