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Digital Education Meet/Greet - Venture Lab

2012 was the year of the MOOC --  it's anyone's guess what what the digital touchstone will be for 2013.
Digital Education Meet/Greet is intended to help us get there first.  Each of these one-hour sessions features a 20-minute presentation by an emerging leader in digital education, who presents his or her work at the cutting edge of this vibrant field.  We fill out the hour with informal exchange. Coffee is provided.  These events are hosted through SCANCOR as a service to the educational research community at Stanford.  Please RSVP to Abby Larson at
Featured Guest: Amin Saberi, Founder of Venture Lab
Amin Saberi is an Associate Professor and 3COM faculty scholar in Stanford University. He received his B.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology and his Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in Computer Science. His research interests include algorithms, approximation algorithms, and algorithmic aspects of games, markets, and networks. Amin Saberi's research is supported by National Science Foundation (under grants CCF 0546889, 0729586, and 0915145), Library of Congress, Stanford Clean Slate Design for the Internet, and Google.  His most recent awards include an Alfred Sloan Fellowship and best paper awards in FOCS 2011 and SODA 2010.

Venture Lab is a platform for online learning developed initially at Stanford University. The platform has a strong emphasis on collaboration and experiential learning and has several social and interactive processes to increase the students engagement. So far, a number of courses in engineering, business and education in Stanford have been offered on Venture Lab. In particular, Venture Lab has enabled Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to around 140k students in over 150 different countries.

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Digital Education - Meet/Greet - Venture Lab
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm