Date: Sep 23 2014
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Venue: New York, New York
Moderated by Zoë Baird, CEO and President of Markle, this Clinton Global Initiative Small Group Discussion featured remarks by Anant Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, edX and Tim Bozik, President, Higher Education at Pearson.
There is an increasing need to expand the talent pool around the world to meet the professional challenges of the 21st century. However, access to and the affordability of higher education continue to widen the gap between those seeking to become career-ready and the employers seeking skilled talent to fill current and future workforce demands. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have enormous potential to provide access to high-quality coursework to tens of millions of students around the world, and offer an untraditional pathway to attaining employable skills critical to diminishing the existing skills gap.
In this session, CGI members will learn strategies for harnessing this innovative learning model—with the support of third-party accreditation—to build a highly-skilled global workforce.