Educators from around the world gathered at Babson College last week for a conference on topics ranging from campus connections to global classrooms.
Sponsored by the multinational computer-maker Lenovo, conference sessions centered on a new participatory and social approach, with the podium open to audience members.
Keynote speakers for the three-day event included Cecilia D’Oliveira, executive director of MIT OpenCourseWare, Alan November, senior partner and founder of November Learning, and Chris Dede, professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard University.
D’Oliveira spoke on the future the almost 10-year-old OCW project, a web-based initiative that began at MIT and has expanded to offer more than 13,000 free college courses from over 250 institutions worldwide in 800 translations. November and Dede explored a new culture of teaching and learning encouraged by the presence of technology inside and outside the classroom.