Spotlight On Education: A Speaker Series

Event Start DateWednesday, May 15, 2013
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Warren Auditorium
Event Start Time4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Spotlight On Education: A Speaker Series Presents “How Immersion in Virtual and Augmented Worlds Helps Students in the Real World”

Tom Vander Ark is author of Getting Smart and founder of Getting Smart. Tom is also a partner in Learn Capital, a venture capital firm investing in learning content, platforms, and services with the goal of transforming educational engagement, access, and effectiveness. Previously he served as president of the X PRIZE Foundation and was executive director of Education for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation where he implemented $3.5 billion in scholarship and grant programs. Tom was the first business executive to serve as public school superintendent in Washington State. A prolific writer and speaker, Tom has published thousands of articles and blogs. In December 2006, Newsweek readers voted Tom the most influential baby boomer in education. Tom is a director of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and several other nonprofits.

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