Future Human: Zero Education

Not quite what it sounds, Future Human’s salon slot for May, Zero Education, looks at a growing movement for free, top-quality digital learning for all. No, we’re not talking Wikipedia, more the idea that students could educate themselves for free using the world’s finest institutions and professors, building a bespoke, interdisciplinary qualification respected by the world’s leading employers. This event traces the origins of this movement from the development of the first proper MOOC (‘Massively Online Open Course’) at Stanford University in 2011 to established digital education companies such as Udacity, Coursera and edX, asking searching questions about their efficacy and viability along the way. Speakers are Nicola Dandridge, chief executive of Universities UK; Andrew Bollington, COO of the University of London’s international programmes; and Patrick McAndrew, professor of open education at the Open University, where he is responsible for developing new methods of open and free learning for Britain’s largest academic institution.

Event phone: 020 7684 8618
Event website: http://www.futurehuman.co.uk