We are sorry to learn that Karl Mehta will not be able to join us for World Learning Summit 2016. At the latest notice, Karl Mehta is in Washington DC with the Indian PM who is on a state visit, flying back to California with the group to meet with Governor Jerry Brown.
We are also extremely happy to announce EdCast VP for Learning Networks, Catherine Casserley, in his place. Cathy worked hard to change her schedule – so this is really fresh news for us — and tremendously appreciated – especially for those of us who worked closely with her last year: Cathy was a key member of the programming team for the 2015 Future Learning 2020 summit, organised by the Future Learning Lab, EdCast and HStar Institute at Stanford University last May.
Please read more about Cathy below:
Catherine Casserley is a former CEO of Creative Commons. She is passionate about how openness and global knowledge sharing can promote learning. An early architect of the open educational resources (OER) field, she managed investments totalling more than $100M for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Cathy spearheaded work in the areas of transparency and technology as Vice President of Innovation and Open Networks at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She is a founding board member of the Digital Public Library of America and Peer-2-Peer University. Cathy earned her Ph.D. in the economics of education from Stanford University
Early in her career Cathy was a teacher of mathematics in Kingston, Jamaica. She earned her Ph.D. in the Economics of Education from Stanford University and holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College. Cathy is a founding board member of the Digital Public Library of America and Peer-2-Peer University. Cathy is also a part of 2015 National Educational Technology Plan Face-to-Face Technical Working Group Meeting.