You are invited to spend an evening engaged in thoughtful dialogue.
On November 7, 2013, the Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) will host
its annual Fairness Matters Forum at Google (San Francisco). Our exciting panel topic is "Downloading Opportunities: The Real Impact
of MOOCs and Other Online Learning Platforms on STEM Equity"! This debate-style forum will examine the recent popularity of online learning tools, namely massive open online courses (MOOCs) and the impact that these approaches have on educational equity, particularly as they relate to STEM fields and underrepresented students.
The panel is to be moderated by Co-host of CNN's Crossfire and President of Rebuild the Dream Van Jones. Confirmed panelists include: Dan Garcia, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer SOE in the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department at UC Berkeley; Sergio Sandoval, 3rd year Summer Math & Science Honors Academy (SMASH) Scholar; and Julia Stiglitz, Director of Business Development for Coursera with more to be announced; Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D. Candidate, covers education debates for Slate Magazine; Raymond Ravaglia, Associate Dean and Director of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies and founder of Stanford University's Online High School.