Rice University’s De Lange Conference on ‘Teaching in the University of Tomorrow’ will be live streamed Oct. 13-14

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Jeff Falk

Rice University’s De Lange Conference on ‘Teaching in the University of Tomorrow’ will be live streamed Oct. 13-14

HOUSTON – (Oct. 10, 2014) – On Oct. 13-14, lectures by more than a dozen of the country’s leading education experts will be webcast live from Rice University’s De Lange Conference on “Teaching in the University of Tomorrow.”

Live streaming can be accessed beginning at 8:30 a.m. CST on the conference website — http://delange.rice.edu/ — along with information on the program and speakers. The conference will feature an active Twitter feed to allow online attendees to participate in the Q&A sessions with each speaker. A group of social media fellows will tweet on the conference proceedings. Follow the conference @DeLangeConf and send tweets to #delange9.

The conference will focus on the challenges and opportunities to improve university teaching posed by proliferating technologies and online content providers. The program includes lectures, discussions, teaching demonstrations and interactive workshops by renowned educators and innovators from a variety of disciplines, including Stephen Kosslyn, dean of the Minerva School of Arts and Sciences, who will present “Minerva: A New Kind of Higher Education” at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 13.

The media and public are invited to attend in person at Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main St., or via webcast to hear the questions, concerns, hopes, visions and strategies of a pre-eminent group of current or former presidents from Rice, Columbia University, Rutgers University and Princeton University, the contributing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, the presidents of ITHAKA/JSTOR and edX, the co-founder and co-CEO of Coursera and more.

Media who want to attend should contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at 713-348-6775 or jfalk@rice.edu.


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