Catherine M. Casserly, Ph.D. is passionate about learning eco-systems that support high quality education experiences for all. Cathy is a pracademic, working at the nexus of research and practice as catalyst for openness, innovation and leadership.
Currently, Casserly is a Research Affiliate with the Institute for the Future. She is a Senior Advisor for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For the Lumina Foundation she is analyzing the risks and benefits of whether the organization should establish a presence in Silicon Valley to leverage its technological innovation, thought leadership and capital to increase the proportion of Americans with high quality degrees, certificates and other credentials. She is a member of the Advisory Council for the National Science Foundation, Directorate of Education and Human Resources, chairing its subcommittee on Open Licensing.
Previously, Casserly was a Fellow with the Aspen Institute. She was Vice President of Learning Networks at EdCast, a Stanford StartX company that advances life long social collaborative learning at scale. She was CEO of Creative Commons, a global nonprofit dedicated to sharing educational, scientific, data and cultural assets. A founding architect of the open educational resources (OER) field, Casserly managed a complex 100M global portfolio for The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation as the Director of the OER Initiative. Early in her career, Casserly taught mathematics in Kingston, Jamaica.
Casserly was a member of the Technical Working Group for the development of the 2015 National Education Technology Plan. She was a founding advisory board member for MIT OpenCourseWare and University of the People. Casserly earned her Ph.D. in the economics of education from Stanford University, BA in mathematics from Boston College, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Open University UK.
Dr. Keith Devlin is a co-founder and Executive Director of the university’s H-STAR institute, a co-founder of the Stanford Media X research network, and a Senior Researcher at CSLI. He is a World Economic Forum Fellow, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
His current research is focused on the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics to diverse audiences. In this connection, he is a co-founder and President of an educational technology company, BrainQuake, that creates mathematics learning video games. He also works on the design of information/reasoning systems for intelligence analysis. Other research interests include: theory of information, models of reasoning, applications of mathematical techniques in the study of communication, and mathematical cognition. He has written 32 books and over 80 published research articles. Recipient of the Pythagoras Prize, the Peano Prize, the Carl Sagan Award, and the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award.
In 2003, he was recognized by the California State Assembly for his “innovative work and longtime service in the field of mathematics and its relation to logic and linguistics.” He is an advisor on issues of mathematics learning and assessment using video games for GlassLab and ETS. He is “the Math Guy” on National Public Radio.
Oddgeir Tveiten, PhD is professor of media studies at the University of Agder (Southern Norway) and professor of journalism studies at the NLA University College (Bergen, Western Norway). He also teaches journalism and media studies at Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Uganda. A founding member of the Future Learning Lab, he pursues research and networks globally on issues relating to Globalization and transformative change of knowledge flows in the post Web 2.0 information ecology. This in part with a focus on journalism education, and in part with a more general orientation to new digital learning landscapes as they now globalize education.
Among other publications, he has written several books in Norwegian on journalism and is now working on an English volume on global journalism, while working with a company to set it up as a MOOC. Tveiten was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Minnesota from 1984 until 1989, where he obtained a PhD in international communication. He has co-founded two academic journals, and is on the board of several others. He was visiting scholar at Stanford University in 2008-2009, and again in 2014-2015.
Started up in a small fashion in 2009, Future Learning Lab now has projects and extending networks in a number of countries, including the United States. Working collaboration with Stanford University was established in 2009, and has been frequent since.