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CITE seminar: Tsunami of Educational Technology – Riding the wave

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CITE Seminar Series 2013/2014

CITE seminar – Tsunami of Educational Technology: Riding the wave

Date: 10 October 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: Room 101, 1/F., Runme Shaw Building, The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Sangil Yoon (Sang), Stanford Graduate School of Business

About the Seminar

President John Hennessy of Stanford has warned that a tsunami of educational technology could change the landscape and role of American universities. With Stanford launching new MOOC platforms (i.e., Coursera, Udacity, NovoEd, OpenEdX) and offering dozens of free open online courses, the Stanford Graduate School of Businesses (GSB) decided not to stay on the sidelines of what many are calling a learning revolution.  Two years ago, the GSB’s Academic Technology Services (ATS) group began its transformation of capabilities and capacities under the Technology in Pedagogy initiative.  In this seminar, Sangil Yoon (Sang), who leads ATS, will discuss the group’s journey in developing the team, technologies, and facilities that have enabled the School to offer a variety of new programs (i.e., MOOCs, flipped classes, online custom and open certificate programs, executive education through HD video conferencing).

About the Speaker
Sangil Yoon (Sang) is the Associate Director of the Academic Technology Services group at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). Reporting to the GSB’s CIO and Associate Dean, Sang is responsible for leading the 20 person Instructional Design & Technology, Research Analytics, and Media Services & Classroom Technology Services teams.

Sang has extensive experience with e-learning and systems management in higher education. He holds three degrees from Indiana University – Bloomington: a B.S. in Business Operations Management and International Business, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology. Sang’s research and recent teaching centers on emerging e-learning delivery models, including MOOCs, blended courses, and distance education via HD video conferencing. Previously, Sang served as the Office of Online Education’s Instructional Design Coordinator at UNLV. In this position, he managed a portfolio of 300 plus online courses and a professional development program for faculty and staff.

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