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The Inaugural Meeting and Symposium of the Global Learning Council

Held September 4-5, 2014 | Pittsburgh, PA

Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University, in Partnership with the University of Pittsburgh

Videos and Highlights from OPEN sessions »

The GLC is made up of thought leaders working to develop metrics, best practices and standards for learning systems that enhance learning outcomes.

The September inaugural meeting brought together GLC members and guests to address these key issues in symposia-like sessions that included formal and informal talks, panel sessions, and breakout sessions.

Sessions included panels on:

  • The Role of Learning Science in Learning Gain: Best Practices and How to Practice them
  • Big Data in the Service of Better Learning
  • K-12 TEL: Readiness for Life and Learning

View the Agenda »

Speaker Biographies »

Participants in the
meeting included:

  • Anant Agarwal, CEO, edX
  • Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation for Education and Human Resources
  • Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh
  • Anoop Gupta, Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft Research
  • Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House
  • Matthias Kleiner, President, Leibniz Association
  • Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
  • Hunter Rawlings, President, American Association of Universities (AAU)
  • Andrew Rosen, Chairman, Kaplan, Inc.
  • James H. Shelton III, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
  • Alfred Spector, Vice President of Research and Special Initiatives, Google
  • Luis von Ahn, CEO and founder of Duolingo, language-learning software that was  “App of the Year” in 2013
  • Subra Suresh, President, Carnegie Mellon University (GLC Chair)
  • Suzanne Walsh, Deputy Director, Postsecondary Success, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

View a complete list of participants.

Support for this event was provided by the U.S. National Science Foundation.