Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Live Today: Neeru Khosla on Open-Source Digital Textbooks and Nigel Paine on Five Big Global Trends in Education

Join me for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com interview with Neeru Khosla, co-founder of CK-12, as we talk about their work and the future of textbooks.

Date: Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Pagehttp://www.learncentral.org/event/84915


Neeru Khosla is a firm believer in the power of education. She wants the rigor and accountability of for profit models to apply to non-profits. Neeru is a member of the Board at The Nueva School in Hillsborough, California, where she has served since 1997, caters to gifted and talented students and is internationally recognized. Neeru is also on the Advisory Board of the American India Foundation, a leading international development organization charged with accelerating social and economic change in India. She previously served as a trustee of the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation and Connexions, a Rice University open-source project. Neeru's commitment to education is evidenced by her role on the National Advisory Board for DonorsChoose, an organization dedicated to addressing the scarcity and inequitable distribution of learning materials in U.S. public schools. Neeru is one of the founding members of the K-12 Initiative of the D-School (Hasso Plattner Institute of Design) at Stanford University and a member of the committee to expand the program. Neeru is currently the Co-Founder and Executive Director of CK-12 Foundation. CK-12 is a non-profit organization launched in 2006, which aims to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the US and worldwide.

Neeru holds a Bachelors degree from Delhi University/San Jose State, a Masters degree in Molecular Biology from San Jose State, and a Masters in Education from Stanford University.



Just a few hours later tonight, join "Coach Carole" McCulloch from Australia as she interviews Nigel Paine on "Five Big Global Trends in Education" as part of the LearnCentral Australia Series.  The session will discuss a few of the larger shifts in eLearning that are occurring as a result of improvements in technology, global economic forces and the changing workforce.  Participants will be encouraged to share their own stories and examples and it should be fun!

Date: Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 / Thursday, July 15th, 2010 depending!
Time: 11pm Pacific / 2am Eastern (next day) / 6am GMT / 4pm AEST (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Page:  http://www.learncentral.org/event/85617

Nigel Paine is the Managing Director of nigelpaine.com ltd.  He has been involved in learning technologies for over twenty years. He has run organisations producing software, CD Roms and multimedia materials,one of which won an EMMA (European Multi-media award).  His company was the first in the UK to have educational software bundled by Apple for the US market.

Appointed in April 2002 to head up the BBC’s Learning and Development operation where he built one of the most successful learning and development operations in the UK.  This included an award winning Leadership programme, state of the art informal learning and knowledge sharing and one of the most successful and well-used intranets in the Corporate sector.  All this while managing the largest broadcast training operation in the world.

He left the BBC in September 2006 to start his own company that is focussing on promoting creativity, innovation and learning and the link between them. He speaks at conferences around the world and writes for a range of international publications. He is also coaching senior executives in companies in Europe, Australia and the USA. 

He drives people mad with his infectious optimism about the power of learning to transform both individuals and organisations and is a great believer in innovation as a means of constant renewal.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and the Royal Society of Arts and has been a visiting Professor at Napier University since 1998. In 2006 he was awarded the Masie Learning Through Leader Award, and has been a Masie Fellow every since.


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