A guest blog post by Sophie Vlessing, Senior Vice President, Student Experience, Kaplan University
Over the last three days, an incredible group of leaders has generously shared their perspectives on innovation, problem-solving, and education with our team at Kaplan University. Some of these leaders include: Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, Padmasree Warrior, CTO of Cisco, Deborah Hopkins, Chief Innovation Officer of Citi, Nicholas Negroponte, the Founder of One Laptop Per Child, and William Drayton, Chair and CEO of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public.
A few themes that stand out from these conversations so far:
We are committed to applying Techonomic principles to education, and unlocking the talent of individuals around the world. We view technology as a key enabler, allowing increased access, flexibility, personalization, and a more relevant educational experience to serve students of all ages.
• The power of imagining possibilities and pursuing them with passion and determination
• The importance of collaboration and peripheral vision
• The reality of exponential change and the need for lifelong education
• The opportunity to tap the collective intelligence of individuals around the globe for contribution to progress
We look forward to sharing videos and insights from the visionaries with our students and the Techonomy community. The Kaplan team thanks the participants and organizers of Techonomy for your inspiration. We are honored to be part of this community!
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it" -Alan Kay, Legendary Computer Scientist (via Techonomy quotes)