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New Meetup: VLAB Presents: De-Classifying Education

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Michael C.
Michael.Chong
San Mateo, CA
Announcing a new Meetup for MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB)!

What: VLAB Presents: De-Classifying Education

When: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 6:00 PM

Price: $35.00 per person

Where: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Bishop Auditorium, Arbuckle Lounge 518 Memorial Way
Stanford, CA 94305

REGISTRATION ONLY at www.vlab.org­

How entrepreneurs are expanding the boundaries of global learning beyond the classroom...

The best education has traditionally been reserved for the elite, but the advancements in technology promise to break down the barriers to knowledge. According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics - in 1996, about two-thirds of public schools had Internet access and by 2003 even least funded schools could boast near universal access to the Internet.

Entrepreneurs are introducing platforms for social networks, user-focused learning, and real-time participation. Many of these innovators believe they may have the “golden goose” of education which allows structured information to be better disseminated. As the VC’s are seeking profit in higher institutions and abandoning K-12 to government grants and well-known philanthropists, these renegade entrepreneurs are walking away with some healthy profits.

Meet these visionary entrepreneurs who are creating a brighter tomorrow by leveraging today’s technology as they address questions such as


  • Can programs initially funded by grants establish strong enough business models to make them sustainable and ultimately profitable?
  • Can online education be as engaging as the physical classroom?
  • Are these claims a new line of the "same old rhetoric" or will entrepreneurs be able to change a seemingly “hopeless” industry and finally be able to make lasting changes
  • How to be profitable while revolutionizing the field of education?


On November 16, we will convene a panel of education entrepreneurs, visionaries, and established defenders of the status quo to discuss disruptive innovations in education.

6:00PM to 7:00PM - Registration and Networking
7:00PM to 8:15PM - Main Event

$35 Pre-Registration Online
$40 At the door

DISCLAIMER:
Please note that RSVP in Meetup does NOT register you for the event. Please purchase your ticket(s) at http://www.vlab.org/s...­

Moderator:
Lisa Petrides, President and Founder of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education

Featuring Panelist:
Osman Rashid, CEO and Co-Founder, Kno, Inc.

Panelists:
Salman Khan, Founder of Khan Academy
Glen Moriarty, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder NIXTY
Philip Bronner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners

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