We recently received news that Dr. Junn won’t be able to attend Open edX 2016. She’s going to be the new President of California State University, Stanislaus, so congratulations are in order! We are fortunate that Dr. Mitchell L. Stevens has agreed to join us to deliver what promises to be a thought-provoking keynote on the future of education.

Dr. Stevens is Associate Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology at Stanford, where he also serves as the founding Director of the Center for Advanced Research through Online Learning and co-director of the Lytics Lab. Author of prize-winning books on the US home education movement and selective college admissions, he has ongoing interest in alternative educational forms and the measurement of academic accomplishment. His remarks for this conference are drawn in part from Remaking College: The Changing Ecology of Higher Education (Stanford, 2015), an essay collection co-edited with Mike Kirst.

He will be speaking the morning of June 15th at 10:15. Until then, you can read about Dr. Stevens’s keynote, follow him on Twitter, and register for the conference!