Learning Mode: Critical Issues in Online Education - The Reach of Online Education

Event Date: 

Saturday, March 16, 2013 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Event Location: 

  • UC Berkeley
  • Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Banatao Auditorium
  • Talk at a Conference

Conference Title: Learning Mode: Critical Issues in Online Education - The Reach of Online Education

Session/Panel: Panel 6: The Reach of Online Education (Moderator: Prof. Victoria Robinson)

With the rapid growth of online education platforms, institutions of higher learning must address pressing questions about the opportunities and risks related to the changing educational landscape. This two-day symposium at UC Berkeley brings together scholars, educational media developers, students, and employers to explore and discuss critical issues in online higher education.

Symposium speakers will share their diverse experiences with online education and examine, from a variety of angles, the conditions, opportunities, and tensions pertaining to learning online. Over the course of two days, speakers will identify key factors for successful implementation of online and on-campus learning models as they examine shifting notions of equity and access, as well as theories of learning, communities of practice, research opportunities, the global reach of online education, and learning tools and metrics.