Stephen Kosslyn on Building Education Startups, Active Learning, & The Future of Education | Evolve 060


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Stephen Kosslyn is the founder of Active Learning Sciences & Foundry College. Stephen is a serial founder, psychologist, neuroscientist, and expert on the science of learning with over a 40 year career in transforming education. After having written or co-authored 15 books, publishing more than 300 papers, receiving numerous awards, and being a center director at Stanford and a dean at Harvard, this brilliant researcher jumped at the opportunity to put his ideas into practice by becoming the founding dean and chief academic officer of Minerva, a startup to reinvent American higher education.

However this ambitious educator wanted to help more learners at an even larger scale. So he went on to become founder and chief academic officer of Foundry College, which was recently named a Top 100 Ed Tech company in North America. This online two-year college is designed to help working adults develop skills and knowledge that will not be automated in the foreseeable future.

Within the midst of the 2020 global pandemic and the need for online education, he published a new book Active Learning Online: Five Principles that Make Online Courses Come Alive and started Active Learning Sciences, as he realized the best way to fulfill his mission in life is not to teach students directly, but to help others to use the science of learning to design new, cutting-edge educational programs and courses.

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What You Will Learn In This Episode:

  • How to turn years of research into a startup
  • How to scale successful solutions
  • The 5 principles of active learning
  • Opportunities for entrepreneurs in education

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