Beyond the Year of the MOOC

Friday, September 12, 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium
(4th Floor, Kimmel Center). In adjacent rooms, concurrent demonstrations will take place throughout the day to showcase exemplary projects in technology-enhanced education.

8:30 a.m.
Breakfast buffet

9:00 a.m.
Welcome remarks

David McLaughlin (Provost, New York University; Professor of Mathematics and Neural Science)

9:10 a.m.
Symposium: “Online Is Never as Good as the Face-to-Face Classroom Experience, Right?”

W. Russell Neuman (Professor of Media Technology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development),
Convener Joshua Blank (Professor of Tax Practice and Faculty Director of the Graduate Tax Program, School of Law)
Shankar Prasad (Clinical Professor, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service)
Gregory Wolniak (Clinical Associate Professor of Higher Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Communication, and Human Development; Director, Center for Research on Higher Education Outcomes)

10:00 a.m.
Break

10:10 a.m.
Symposium: “Global Education Plus Technology = ?”

Matthew S. Santirocco (Senior Vice Provost; Professor of Classics, NYU Faculty of Arts and Science),
Convener Kwame Anthony Appiah (Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Science; Professor of Law, School of Law)
Pankaj Ghemawat (Global Professor of Management and Strategy, Leonard N. Stern School of Business)

11:00 a.m.
Break

11:10 a.m.
Symposium: “This is Your Brain on Education: New Findings from Neuroscience”

Peter Schilling (Associate Vice President in Global Technology Services for Learning and Innovation),
Convener Clancy Blair (Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; Principal Investigator, NYU Neuroscience and Education Lab)
Thomas J. Carew (Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science; Professor of Neural Science)

12:00 p.m.
Lunch

12:30 p.m.
Keynote address

Anant Agarwal (Chief Executive Officer, edX; Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

1:30 p.m.
Symposium: “Technology and the Economic Challenges to Higher Education”

Richard Matasar, (Vice President for University Enterprise Initiatives; Professor of  Management, School of Continuing and Professional Studies),
Convener Aswath Damodaran (Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education and Professor of Finance, Leonard N. Stern School of Business)
Beth Noveck (Jacob K. Javits Visiting Professor, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service)