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This year's topics include new approaches to scaling alternative energy sources, the changes digital technologies are bringing to traditional education, the growing significance of personal genomics, the unprecedented impact of big data and social technology on everyday life, and more.

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Thursday, October 25 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
EmTech Prism: Education and Learning

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Emerging technologies are democratizing education and rapidly expanding the availability and affordability of education around the globe.  

  • Nicholas Negroponte, Founder of One Laptop per Child, on his latest experiment with the democratization of education - can children teach themselves to read?  
  • Idit Harel Caperton, Founder and President of the World Wide Workshop, on how social learning networks and communal coding of videogames can break down barriers to success for underprivileged youth worldwide  
  • Brian Waniewski, Managing Director of Institute of Play, on incorporating gaming technology to completely revamp middle school curricula
  • Anant Agarwal, President of edX, on the MIT's new online learning initiative with Harvard and the implications of free online access to an Ivy League-caliber education


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Anant Agarwal

President, edX
Anant Agarwal is the President of edX, an online learning initiative of Harvard and MIT. He has served as the director of CSAIL, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Agarwal holds... Read More →
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Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Founder and President, World Wide Workshop
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton is an Israeli-American entrepreneur, innovator and futurist of global learning systems. She is founder and president of the World Wide Workshop, building visionary global platforms for learning. The Workshop’s flagship product, Globaloria, teaches students digital literacies, STEM & Computing knowledge and global citizenship through game design.  As a student at Harvard Graduate School of Education & MIT Media Lab, Idit... Read More →
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Nicholas Negroponte

Founder and Chairman, One Laptop per Child
Nicholas Negroponte is founder and chairman of the One Laptop per Child non-profit association. He was co-founder and director of the MIT Media Lab, and the Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Technology. A graduate of MIT, Negroponte was a pioneer in the field of computer-aided... Read More →
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Brian Waniewski

Managing Director, Institute of Play
Brian is Managing Director at Institute of Play, where he is responsible structuring operations and for the cultivation of key strategic relationships. For over fifteen years, as a futurist and strategy, communications and management consultant, Brian has helped top organizations... Read More →

Thursday October 25, 2012 2:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
MIT Media Lab (6th Floor Event Space) 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA

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