edX | United States | www.edx.org
Share a short description about your company:
Nonprofit online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT.
What are the key trends you believe have the power to transform the way we learn?
I think there is truly transformative potential in both the delivery and design of the way we learn. For delivery, I believe that embracing an omnichannel approach to how learners access to education - in person, online and a hybrid models. For design, game changers include our ability to learn how people learn through the enormous amount of data that is collected and developing new, more advanced adaptive learning experiences.
The theme of EdTechXEurope 2018 is ‘Eternally Learning’. What does eternal learning mean to you?
Under ordinary circumstances eternal learning, or being a lifelong learning, is an admirable trait. Given the extraordinary circumstances that we face now - half of today’s jobs becoming nonexistent by 2030 - eternal learning is not just admirable, it’s a mandate.
What should the rest of the world learn about EdTech in your country?
As I am sure that my fellow EdTech colleagues would agree, it’s complicated! The only way we can truly reimagine the way education is delivered on a global scale, is to learn from and with each other - and do that continuously!
Why is it important for all players in the EdTech ecosystem to continuously connect, network and learn from each other?
I wholeheartedly believe that we all have to do our bit to help each other and to enable and empower each other to innovate and experiment. EdX and our partners share a fundamental belief that knowledge is a human right, but we can’t fulfill our mission to democratize education in a silo, we have to connect with and build upon the work of others. We all play a part.
How does your current role allow you to make a difference to education and learning space?
I lead the teams whose work is focused on enable and supporting access to high-quality education and life changing learning experiences. We work with edX’s partners -- universities and corporations -- helping them to develop innovative online programs that deliver the types of outcomes learners need - whether that’s learning skills to advance their career or education.
When you think about joining London EdTech Week and EdTechXEurope Summit this year, what are you looking forward to?
I’m looking forward to connecting with colleagues and to making new connections.
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