LINC 2016 Conference was a big success!  We will post the videos of the plenary and panel sessions soon.
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Please review the LINC 2016 Agenda below.

Arrival and Workshop Day: Sunday, May 22, 2016 | Stata (Building 32)
9:00am-5:00pm Location Pre-Conference Workshops
9:00am-5:00pm 32-123 MOOC Makers by MITx and ODL Digital Learning Lab (Full-Day)
9:00am-1:00pm 32-141 MIT BLOSSOMS by MIT BLOSSOMS
9:00am-12:00pm 32-155 Teach Cell Biology Concepts with MIT’s Kinesthetic DNA, RNA and Protein Models by MIT Edgerton Center
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Break | Stata (Student Street)
1:00pm-5:00pm 32-155 Pre-Conference Workshops
Learning Circles by Peer 2 Peer University, MIT Media Lab
3:00pm-4:00pm MIT Museum Visit (optional – 1 coupon per registrant)
6:00pm-7:30pm LINC 2016 Welcome Reception | E14-6F
Day 1: Monday, May 23, 2016
7:00am-8:00am Lobby 13 Registration / Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:00am-12:00pm 10-250 Plenary Session 1: Providing Quality Education at Scale | Moderated by Vijay Kumar
8:15am-8:20am Welcome
Dr. Vijay Kumar, Associate Dean of Digital Learning, MIT
8:20am-8:35am Remarks
Dr. Richard Larson, Founder of LINC and BLOSSOMS, MIT
8:35am-8:45am LINC Overview
Dr. Vijay Kumar, Associate Dean of Digital Learning, MIT
8:45am-9:15am Keynote
Dr. Arthur Levine, President of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation
9:15am-9:45am Reflections- the Next Generation of Learners
Dr. Eric Klopfer, Director of Education Arcade and Scheller Teacher Education Program, MIT
9:45am-10:10am Coffee Break | Lobby 13
10:15am-11:45am Education Without Boundaries Panel

Dr. Roxana Morduchowicz, Founder of the Media Literacy Program, Ministry of Education, Argentina

Dr. Stephen Anzalone, Senior VP and co-director of EDC

Dr. Philipp Schmidt, Director of Learning Innovation and MIT Media Lab
Dr. Cristóbal Cobo, Director of Ceibal Foundation at the National Program of Education and Technology, Uruguay
 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Break | Lobby 13
1:15pm-3:15pm 10-250 Plenary Session 2: Understanding Learning Engineering | Moderated by Sanjay Sarma
1:15pm-1:45pm Keynote
Dr. Sanjay Sarma, VP of Open Learning, MIT  | Future of Education for Residential, Digital and the Degree
1:45pm-2:45pm Future of the University Session, an MIT Perspective

Dr. Cynthia Barnhart, Chancellor,MIT
Mr. Israel Ruiz, Executive Vice President and Treasurer, MIT
Dr. Denny Freeman, Dean of Undergraduate Education, MIT
2:45pm-3:05pm Coffee Break | Lobby 13
3:15pm-5:00pm Parallel Sessions | Building 4
4-163 Session 1 – Learning Technologies
4-231 Session 2 – Alternative Learning Methods
4-237 Session 3 – Content Modules / Continuing Education
5:15pm-6:15pm 10-250 Future of the Faculty Session, an MIT Perspective

Dr. Hazel Sive, Professor of Biology, MIT
Dr. David Darmofal, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
Dr. Christine Ortiz, Dean of Graduate Education, MIT
6:30pm-8:30pm Conference Dinner Reception | MIT Samberg Center, 7F, Salon T
Day 2: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
7:00am-8:30am Continental Breakfast & Informal Discussion | Lobby 13
8:30am-12:00pm 10-250 Plenary Session 3: Bridging the Education Divide | Moderated by Vijay Kumar
8:30am-8:40am Welcome Address
Dr. Vijay Kumar, Associate Dean of Digital Learning, MIT
8:40am-9:10am Keynote
Maysa Jalbout, CEO of the Al Ghurair Foundation for Education
9:10am-9:25am Coffee Break | Lobby 13
9:30am-11:00am Bridging the Divide- Digital Learning Initiatives Supporting People in Need Panel

Mr. Nafez Dakkak, Founding Director of
Mr. Vincent Zimmer, Director and Co-Founder, Kiron University
Ms. Hila Azadzoy, Head of Academics at Kiron University
Mr. Ramji Raghavan, Founder and Chairman of Agastya International Foundation
11:00am- 11:30am Featured Talk

Dr. Asha Kanwar, CEO of Commonwealth of Learning
11:30am-1:00pm Lunch and Networking | 10-250
1:00pm- 3:25pm 10-250 Plenary Session 4: Tools for the Digital Learning Experience | Moderated by Dick Larson
1:15pm-1:45pm Keynote
Dr. Anant Agarwal, MIT Professor, CEO of edX | MOOCs 2.0: Innovation & Integrity in Online Learning
1:45pm-3:25pm Technology Enabled Education – Around the World in 80 Minutes! Panel
Dr. Zaleha Abdullah, Deputy Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, UTMLead, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Dr. Naveed A. Malik, founding Rector, Virtual University of Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan
Mrs. Hanan A. Al-Arfaj, Technology Supervisor, General Education Administration, Eastern Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Cliff Missen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Director the WiderNet Project, USA
Dr. Bakary Diallo, Rector, African Virtual University (AVU), Nairobi, Kenya
3:25pm-3:40pm Coffee Break | Lobby 13
3:45pm-4:45pm 10-250 Future of Pedagogy Session, an MIT Perspective
Dr. Catherine L. Drennan, MIT Professor of Chemistry and Biology, MIT
Dr. Krishna Rajagopal, Chair of the Faculty, MIT
Dr. Mitch Resnick, Director of the Okawa Center, and Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group, MIT
Ms. Georgia Van de Zande, Graduate Student in Mechanical Engineering, MIT
5:00pm-6:15pm Parallel Sessions | Building 4
4-163 Session 1 – Blended Learning / Open Education
4-231 Session 2 – Online Education and Open Educational Resource
4-237 Session 3 – Learning Technologies
5:45pm-9:00pm Charles River Boat Trip | MIT Wood Sailing Pavilion
Day 3: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
7:45am-8:10am Continental Breakfast & Networking | Lobby 13
8:20am-11:30am 10-250 Plenary Session 5: Role of Digital Learning for Students of All Ages | Moderated by Cec d’Oliveira
8:20am-8:30am Welcome Address
Cec d’Oliveira, Associate Dean of Digital Learning, MIT
8:30am-8:40am Keynote
President Rafael Reif, MIT
8:40am-10:10am Stories from Digital Learning Students Panel
Mr. Cody Coleman, Data Scientist, Stanford PhD candidate
Ms. Anna Leonard, Undergraduate – Mechanical Engineering, MITMs.
Rachel Reed, Undergraduate – Mechanical Engineering, MIT
10:10am-10:40am Coffee Break | 10-250
10:40am-11:25am Digital Sandbox Demonstration by Andover Public School
11:25am-12:00pm Conference Wrap Up
Dr. Richard Larson, Founder of LINC and BLOSSOMS, MIT
12:00pm MIT LINC 2016 ends
1:00pm-2:00pm MIT Campus Tour – Self Guided App (optional)

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