Event Details

Date: May 17, 2013
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: “Hub LA”
830 Traction Ave. Suite 3A
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Created by Dr. Gary Michelson’s 20MM Foundation

About the Event

New technology is common, new thinking is rare.” -Sir Peter Blake

As California continues to debate the role of online in higher education several stakeholders have weighed in: faculty, unions, system-wide leaders, policy makers, and education innovators. However, largely missing in this discussion has been the perspective of the student body, the direct beneficiaries in the delivery of education by our colleges and universities. As a result,  The 20 Million Minds Foundation by Dr. Gary Michelson is organizing a student-centered summit to hear the opinions and solicit the reactions of students.


The summit will bring together working adults, graduate students, undergraduate students, and students in fully online programs to examine the role of online in higher education and create student driven solutions around online education.

Schedule of Events

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-9:10 Welcome: Dean Florez, President/ CEO 20MM

9:10-9:30 Keynote Presentation on Online Education: Casey Green

9:30- 10:30 The Stories

  • 10 Students
    • Graduate, Undergraduate, Working Adults/Continuing Students, Career/ Technical Skills

10:30-10:40 Break

10:40-12:10 Presenters/ Q & A

  • Is Massive Online good for students?
  • Speaker: Amin Saberi/ Farnaz Ronaghi NovoEd
    • StudyRoom: Emerson Malca
    • Student Reactions
  • Will online education undermine quality?
    • Speaker: Zuzana Bic, UCLA School of Public Health
    • Student Reactions
  • Will online adversely affect underrepresented students of color in education?
    • Speaker: Ellen Junn-Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs SJSU
    • Student Reactions

12:10-1:30 The Ideas (Lunch provided during this time)

  • What can online education do differently?
    • Small group breakouts
    • Gallery Walk
    • Shareout

1:30-2:00 Summary/ Closing Remarks


Learn about what else the Dr. Gary Michelson 20MM Foundation is working on by clicking here!

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