Evan Marwell (CEO, EducationSuperHighway), Jessica Rosenworcel (Chairwoman, FCC), Jim Steyer (Founder & CEO, Common Sense Media), John King (President & CEO, The Education Trust)
Moderator: Jean-Claude Brizard (President & CEO, Digital Promise)
The pandemic pushed us to understand our need to close the digital divide in the US. While we've made good progress, there's so much more to do in closing the homework and digital learning gap for all learners. This panel will focus on why we need to close this gap and how we can create more equitable and ubiquitous learning spaces through technology.
Vilas Dhar (President and Trustee, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation)
Moderator: Marcus Brauchli (Managing Partner, North Base Media)
Digital equity is human equity: interventions for an inclusive future
In a world where inclusive economic participation requires individual familiarity with new tools, we are experiencing a widening digital divide. In this fireside chat, Vilas Dhar, President of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, speaks with Marcus Brauchli, Managing Partner of North Base Media, about a new framework that centers on digital exposure, engagement, and mastery, and proposes clear interventions to address the widening divide. Drawing from experiences working with partners across the globe, this conversation will highlight the urgency of the moment, and how our educational efforts today will define social opportunity for decades to come.
Robert Paddock (Founder & CEO, Valenture Institute), Mamokgethi Phakeng (Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town)
Moderator: Phyllis Lockett (CEO, LEAP Innovations)
This school breaks all the school rules
University of Cape Town (UCT) Online High School has revolutionized the way students in South Africa learn - disrupting a broken system and creating an unprecedented demand for a new model of education. Founder and CEO Robert Paddock, working in partnership with UCT Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, has taken apart and rebuilt the school experience, maximizing the best of technology and the best of human skill to deliver effective, efficient and engaging learning online. Education innovator Phyllis Lockett, founder and CEO of LEAP Innovations will lead an eye-opening discussion with these groundbreaking leaders.
Eric Pulier (CEO & Founder, Vatom Corporation)
Moderator: Rich Karlgaard (Editor-at-Large / Futurist, Forbes Media)
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John Katzman (CEO, Noodle)
Edge Tech: Steering Ed Tech Towards the Public Good
Thirty years in, has technology made education measurably better and significantly less expensive? What are the concrete steps that we can take as a community to make education more responsive, resilient, inclusive, and cost-effective–while making investors great returns?