The Knowledge Globalization Institute's mission is to make educational and economic opportunities available to all by using internet and print media media to share global knowledge, conduct educational initiatives, and enhance learning activities worldwide. We develop global connectivity by sharing knowledge.
Keynote Speaker: President McCarthy
For information on the 2012 conference
Dr.Mawdudur Rahman, Founder President, Knowledge Globalization Institute, spoke on "Strategic Costs and Productivtity Management in Higher Education" and "Higher Education and Globalization" at November 2012 Conference in Boston.
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Boston Conference, USA 2012
The 7th Knowledge Globalization conference focused on the future of higher education addressing trends in technology, teaching innovations, costs, globalization of education, social and economic issues.
The theme of this year’s conference has a special significance as the future of higher education is at a critical juncture. The conference opened windows for some to think outside the box. The conference encouraged the educators to open their minds to embrace the ‘disruptive process of transformation’ in education which has already started.
As the keynote speaker,Suffolk University President James McCarthy drew a balance between the online rush like MOOC and hybrid systems. He predicted that MOOC is not an immediate threat for campus based institutions of higher learning. Dr. Vijay Kumar of MIT gave an in depth review of the open source educational initiatives at at MIT beleives that the future of higher education is shifting towards MOOC type of interventions than we would like to think. Dr. Maryanne Wolf of Tufts University made a captivating presentation of how the poor children in Africa are learning and self-teaching only with tablets.
The conference included thirty four papers,three panel discussions and three plenary sessions. One hundred fifty faculty and students from more than 24 countries attended the conference including participants from Macao, Kazakhstan, Egypt, and Cyprus.
This was also the first time K-Global Conference where online presentations via WebEx video-conferencing from India and Germany was included.
Some 2012 Boston Confernce Participants
Pune Conference, India 2011
The Sixth Knowledge Globalization Conference was held at the Foundation for Liberal and Management Education (FLAME) in its picturesque location at the valley in Lavale, Pune, India.
Streaming video of all the panels is available on the Flame.edu.in website.
To view Podcasts of the keynote speeches and panel discussions click here
The 9th Knowledge Globalization Conference will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on
November 1-2, 2013. The Conference theme is: Strategic Thinking and Global Changes.
The Eighth Conference will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on May 08-10, 2013.
The Seventh Knowledge Globalization Conference was held in Boston on November 9-10, 2012
for the Proceedings,
Conference Photos, and PPT Slides from the presentations.
The Sixth Knowledge Globalization Conference, 2012, was held in Pune, India January, 5-7, 2012
2010 Boston conference
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Journal of Knowledge Globalization
Vol. 5 (2) of the Journal of Knowledge Globalization is now available online and in print format.. All past issues are available online. Subscription is needed to receive print copies.