Kaplan’s Chief Learning OfficerDiscusses How Technology and Learning
Science Can Improve Education Outcomes
Bror Saxberg Joins Bill Gates and Sal Khan on Education Innovation Panel
Moderated by Walter Isaacson
NEW YORK -- May 21, 2012
“We are at the intersection of education, technology and learning science and
ready to go forward,” explained Dr. Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer at
Kaplan, Inc., speaking at the Microsoft CEO Summit on a panel about Innovation
Saxbergdiscusseshow the pace of learning should be adapted toindividual
student needs;how most subject matter experts are only able to share a
portion of their knowledge effectively, limiting the effectiveness of many
instructors when they teach or design courses;andthe role thatcognitive
science and technology can play in improving learning outcomes.
Saxberg’s comments were delivered at Microsoft’s 16^thAnnual CEO Summit held
last week in Redmond, WA. He was part of a panel discussion moderated by
Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, and joined by Bill
Gates, Chairman of the Microsoft Corp. and Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation, and Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy.
The session entitled, “Innovation in Education,” can be viewed by linking to:
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