State Relations

January 24, 2013

UW Experts Testify on STEM, Online Learning in Hearings

Policy committees are in full swing this week. On the docket this week: developments in the Higher Education realm, from online learning to the needs of industry.

Yesterday, Dr. Elaine Scott presented before the House Higher Education Committee on the needs of STEM-related industries.

Dr. Scott is the Director of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program at the University of Washington Bothell.

Watch the hearing here.

Today, before the Senate Higher Education Committee, a panel from the UW presented on “current practices, what’s new, and what’s next” in online learning.

The UW presenters were:

Dr. David “Dave” Szatmary, Vice Provost, UW Education Outreach

Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Director, UW Center for IA and Cybersecurity

Dr. Gail Joseph, Faculty, UW Early Childhood and Family Studies program

Dr. Endicott-Popovsky was interviewed by the Seattle Times recently about the UW’s partnership with Coursera to provide several MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses).

Watch the hearing here. View the PowerPoint slides here.