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Academic Innovation Forum on Broadening the University of Michigan Community
March 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
How might we bring a Michigan education to learners around the world and bring learners from around the world to Michigan? As part of the Academic Innovation Initiative, President Mark Schlissel will open a community wide forum on broadening the Michigan community of learners with a special announcement about an innovative mechanism for Michigan faculty to dialogue with the public around current events and issues. Forum participants will explore the many ways in which U-M is leveraging academic innovation to address the problems, events, and phenomena most important to society.
Following President Schlissel’s remarks, edX CEO Anant Agarwal will deliver a keynote address about how technology is affording scholars with new audiences and new channels for public engagement. Agarwal will share examples of innovation taking place at universities across the globe. A panel of U-M innovators will then share insights into how we are currently engaging pre-college, lifelong and lifewide learners and how we can create catalysts for academic innovation to further scale and enhance these efforts. The panel will provide examples of programmatic, technological, and pedagogical innovation already underway. Read more.