Transforming Higher Education with IT

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW Suite 610A
Washington, DC 20005
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President Obama recently announced a new initiative to address the question of higher education affordability. For decades, the cost of college has been growing faster than inflation, putting college out of reach for an increasing number of American families. However, if we are going to keep college cost increases down, information technology will have to play a key role, just as it has in a host of other industries. There are administrative costs and inefficiencies in higher education that are doing little to improve the quality of education but do make it less accessible to more students at a time when the opposite should be happening. ITIF will explore how IT can address these issues, looking at the experiences in various institutions and states and exploring what can be done at a federal level to improve productivity in higher education.

Panelists: 
Steve Crawford
Research Professor
The George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP)
Presenter
Cameron Evans
Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Education
Microsoft Corporation
Presenter
Stephen Ruth
Professor of Public Policy
George Mason University
Presenter
Robert Sheets
Director of Research, Business Innovation Services
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presenter
Candace Thille
Director
Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Carnegie Mellon University
Presenter
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator