On Friday, April 12, Dyson gets its very own day and space to exchange ideas, present innovative models, establish a dialogue for academicians and professionals from the fields of the arts and the sciences, and showcase its best practices at the annual Dyson Day being held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Schimmel Center on the NYC Campus.
The day will feature roundtable discussions on innovations and disruptions in higher education, student-faculty panels, open lab sessions, and best practices showcases which include building innovation and creativity in online, hybrid, and web-assisted courses, new horizons in graduate programs, research, global diversity and social justice perspectives in the classroom, pedagogies of engagement, and much more.
This year’s keynote speaker is Anant Agarwal, PhD, who will discuss reinventing education. Agarwal is president and founder of edX, an online learning venture making online education a possibility for millions of students worldwide. The edX pioneering initiative is a consortium formed by MIT, Harvard, and UC Berkeley and has received public and private funding to investigate how to improve online education and help students access the professional world. The results of this program, and other similar projects taking place around the globe, have the potential to revolutionize the landscape of higher education in the immediate future. Agarwal was named one of Boston Globe Magazine’s “12 Bostonians Changing the World” in 2012.