Conversations on Quality

National Conversation on the Quality of Online Learning in K-12 Education

Conversations on Quality was a national conversation on the quality of online learning in K-12 education. The conversations hosted by MIT and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (a) explored a range of critical dimensions including: learning outcomes, deep learning, accelerated learning, learning access/success of underrepresented students, more flexible learning, and relevance and quality of learning; and (b) furthered understanding of how participants can leverage and learn from each other’s successes and challenges, and how to realize greater goals for online/blended through collaboration and synergistic interaction of participants’ practice and research.

For Conversations on Quality, I co-chaired the symposium and worked with the organizing committee on logistics, program, whitepaper authoring and production and event branding.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Office of Educational Innovation and Technology

Key Collaborators: Emily Dalton Smith* (Gates Foundation), Vijay Kumar* (MIT, OEIT), Judy Leonard (MIT, OEIT), Andi Niess* (Consultant), Kim Thanos* (Thanos Partners)

Funding Source: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation