* UC Santa Cruz Panel talks about the future of online education

A panel discussion Friday at UC Santa Cruz explored some key issues surrounding online classes at the college level with speakers Daphne Koller, a Stanford computer science professor who co-founded Cousera — an online platform that offers free college classes; Alison Galloway, UCSC’s executive vice chancellor and a forensic anthropology professor; longtime UCSC professor Robert Meister; education professor Rodney Ogawa; and molecular biology student Matt Hong. Koller explained Cousera and the virtues of expanding online access to higher education to people all over the world who might not otherwise be able to afford it, especially those living in developing countries. UCSC is one of 62 university campuses globally to offer some of Cousera’s free online classes. The partnership was launched […]

* Spring Forum “Online Education & UCSC: What’s next?”

Friday, April 26, 2013 – 3:15-5:00 p.m., Stevenson College, Event Center Panelists (see below) will tackle the big questions surrounding online education: How will the role of the professor change? What are the risks to faculty member’s intellectual property? How will online courses be assessed, and who will determine the measures for success? The event will be moderated by distinguished UCSC Alumna, Lois Kazakoff, Deputy Editor for the San Francisco Chronicle. We hope you can join us for this spirited discussion! Panelists: Daphne Koller, Co-founder of Cousera, Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University Robert Meister, Professor of History of Consciousness, UCSC and SCFA member Rodney Ogawa, Professor of Education, UCSC Alison Galloway, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Matt Hong, UCSC […]