Join us at Runway SF (a new incubator and event space on 1355 Market Street, 4th floor — inside the Twitter building) on Monday, May 20 from 6:30-9 p.m. for MOOC Madness: Technapex’s Panel on Online Education. We’re thrilled to announce our fifth Technapex event after hosting four sold-out events in New York and San Francisco. (Check out past events here.)
MOOC Madness: Technapex’s Panel on Online Education is a happy hour event in San Francisco to discuss the recent hype around MOOCs and online education in higher education. The MOOC Madness mixer will bring together educators, students, investors, executives, and entrepreneurs to discuss the changes and innovations made in higher education over the last couple years.
Massive open online courses have exploded in popularity, raising a lot of questions about the current higher education system and if or how we can incorporate more online education into the current system to improve it. The panel, comprised of educators and entrepreneurs with experience in both online and traditional edcuation, will discuss the changes and sift facts from the hype.
We’re pleased to announce that participating panelists will include the following:
Dr. Keith Devlin: Dr. Devlin is an award-winning mathematics professor at Stanford University, as well as the co-founder and executive director of Stanford’s H-STAR institute, a co-founder of the Stanford Media X research network, and a senior researcher at CSLI. Dr. Devlin has written 32 books and over 80 published research articles. He’s a recipient of the Pythagoras Prize, the Peano Prize, the Carl Sagan Award, and the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award. He’s also NPR’s “Math Guy.” Dr. Devlin is in the midst of teaching his second MOOC — you can read more about his experience teaching MOOCs on his blog, MOOC Talk.
Amin Saberi, CEO of NovoEd: Amin Saberi is co-founder and chief executive officer of NovoEd. He is also a professor at Stanford University where he developed an earlier version of the platform used to offer Stanford courses to hundreds of thousands of students (see VentureLab). His reserach focuses on the intersection of computer and social sciences adn he is co-director of Social Algorithms Lab. As of January 1, 2013, he has taken a leave of absence to pursue NovoEd full time.
Our final panelist will be announced next week.
Drinks and light appetizers will be followed by the panel discussion. We’ll conclude with an open Q&A session, and guests are invited to stick around for drinks and mingling.
Tickets are limited. To purchase tickets, visit http://moocmadnesstechnapex.eventbrite.com/. Hope to see you there!