Global Learning Council to Webcast Inaugural Meeting

September 4-5, 2014 the Global Learning Council (GLC) will be holding its inaugural meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on the campuses of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.

The meeting will focus on advancing the science of learning with the goal of improving learning outcomes for students around the world at an affordable cost to society.

The GLC will have a live webcast of select sessions — all of which will also be available on YouTube after the event:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Introductions and Welcome Remarks
    Subra Suresh, President, Carnegie Mellon University; Chair, Global Learning Council
    Pat Gallagher, Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh

    8:15 – 8:45am
  • Opening Keynote by Tom Kalil
    Deputy Director, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
    8:45 – 9:15am
  • Panel 1: The Role of Learning SCIENCE in Learning GAIN: TEL Best Practices & How to Practice Them
    Lead in & Co-Moderator: Marsha Lovett, Director, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation at CMU; Discussant & Co-Moderator: Andrew Rosen, Chairman, Kaplan Inc.
    9:15 – 10:45am
  • Luis von Ahn
    CEO and Co-Founder, Duolingo
    11:15 – 11:45pm
  • Panel 2: Big Data in the Service of Better Learning
    Lead in & Co-Moderator: Ken Koedinger, Director, Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center and CMU Professor of Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction; Discussant & Co-Moderator: Alfred Spector, VP of Research, Google
    1:15 – 2:45pm
  • Joan Ferrini-Mundy
    Assistant Director, U.S. NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources
    3:00 – 3:30pm

Friday, September 5, 2014

  • James H. Shelton III
    Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

    9:30 – 10:00am
  • Panel 3: K-12 TEL: Readiness for life and learning
    Lead in & Co-Moderator: Justine Cassell, CMU Associate Vice-Provost, Technology Strategy and Impact; , Discussant & Co-Moderator: Hunter Rawlings, President, Association of American Universities (AAU)
    10:15 – 11:45am
  • Wrap-up session
    12:00 – 12:30pm

To learn more about the Global Learning Council’s inaugural meeting and to see a full list of the events visit

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