“We are at the intersection of education, technology and learning science and ready to go forward,” explained Dr. Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer at Kaplan, Inc., speaking at the Microsoft CEO Summit on a panel about Innovation in Education. Saxberg discusses how the pace of learning should be adapted to individual student needs; how most subject matter experts are only able to share a portion of their knowledge effectively, limiting the effectiveness of many instructors when they teach or design courses; and the role that cognitive science and technology can play in improving learning outcomes. Saxberg’s comments were delivered at Microsoft’s 16 th Annual CEO Summit held last week in Redmond, WA. He was part of a panel discussion moderated by Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, and joined by Bill Gates, Chairman of the Microsoft Corp. and Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy. The session entitled, “Innovation in Education,” can be viewed by linking to: http://www.thegatesnotes.com/Topics/Education/Microsoft-CEO-Summit-Innovation-in-Education/
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