What MOOCs mean for universities — revolution or evolution?
1 August 2013
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: The Gallery, Park Hyatt Sydney
This public forum, which was the only public event with Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller during her visit to Australia, featured a moderated conversation with business and academic leaders on the future of technology enabled higher education. Issues addressed included:
- the pedagogical benefits of technology enabled higher education
- the future of MOOCs
- new business models for universities
- implications for Australian and NSW higher education
About the speakers
Professor Daphne Koller
Co-founder of the world's leading MOOC platform, Coursera, based in Silicon Valley
Professor Fred Hilmer AO
UNSW Vice Chancellor and Chair of the Group of Eight, Australia's leading universities
Mr Andrew Stevens
Managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand
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