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Learning in the Age of Rapid Technological Change

Join Duke Learning Innovation and invited speaker Sanjay Sarma for the virtual opening keynote of the 2023 Emerging Pedagogies Summit. This session will inspire attendees about the exciting possibilities emerging in teaching and learning right now.

This session is open to all, inside or outside of Duke. Please register to receive the Zoom webinar link. 

Speaker biography

Sanjay Sarma is CEO, President and Dean of the Asia School of Business, and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Sarma was one of the founders of the Auto-ID Center at MIT, which, along with a number of partner companies and its "spin-off," EPCglobal, developed the technical concepts and standards of modern RFID. He also chaired the Auto-ID Research Council consisting of 6 labs worldwide, which he helped set up. Today, the suite of standards developed by the Auto-ID Center, commonly referred to as the EPC, are being used by over a thousand companies on five continents. Sarma serves as chairman of EPCglobal, the worldwide standards body he helped create. 

Between 2010 and 2012, Sarma helped establish a new university in Singapore called the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Since 2012, he served as the first Director of Digital Learning at MIT and the VP of Open Learning there. His Office, the Open Learning, oversaw MIT’s Open CourseWare project and the development of MIT’s pioneering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC’s), MicroMasters, the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative, the Jameel World Education Lab, MIT xPro and Horizon. Sarma also served on the board of edX, the global MOOC provider. 

Sarma received his Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology, his Masters from Carnegie Mellon University and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. Sarma's research has been recognized with several best paper awards. He is a recipient of the MIT MacVicar Fellowship, National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Daniel and Fort Flowers Chair at MIT, the Den Hartog Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Keenan Award for innovations in undergraduate education, the New England Business and Technology Award, and the MIT Global Indus Award. He was selected on 2003's Business Week ebiz 25, Fast Company Magazine's Fast Fifty and the RFID Journal's Special Achievement Award. He has authored several books including “Grasp: The Science Transforming How We Learn," in 2019 with co-author Luke Yoquinto; and “Workforce Education: A New Roadmap," in 2020 with William Bonvillian.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
11:00am - 12:15pm
Teaching and Learning  
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