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Innovation Insights: A Keynote with Jeff Maggioncalda and Marni Baker Stein

The Future of Higher Education and Artificial Intelligence

Moderated by Scott E. Page

Date & Time

October 23, 2023, 5:00 PM - October 23, 2023, 6:00 PM


Center for Academic Innovation, 317 Maynard Street

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Artificial intelligence - particularly generative AI - is on the mind of many involved in education. At the University of Michigan, 68% of undergrads report using GenAI tools, while 64% of instructors believe their teaching will be influenced by GenAI technologies. The potential of generative AI in higher education is enormous, and many institutions, including U-M and industry partners like Coursera, are taking an active role in developing and using GenAI tools.

Jeff Maggioncalda and Marni Baker Stein, the CEO and chief content officer of Coursera, respectively, will share how they see artificial intelligence being integrated into teaching and learning – and into their own work. Their talk will be moderated by Scott E. Page, Distinguished University Professor with appointments in both the Ross School of Business and College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

From new GenAI-based instructional pedagogies and how GenAI may impact the job search, to how Coursera is integrating AI-powered features into its platform, Maggioncalda and Baker Stein will share real-world insights and examples. In a wide-ranging discussion, Page, Maggioncalda, and Baker Stein will outline a potential future in which artificial intelligence in higher education can benefit students, learners, and institutions, and be used responsibly, ethically, and legally. Discussion and questions are encouraged.  

Innovation Insights

The Center for Academic Innovation brings together people who want to transform education, share knowledge, and increase learner success by hosting inspiring talks, collaborative problem-solving workshops, and discussions on the latest in educational research and practice. The Innovation Insights series features a diverse lineup of topics, delivered by leaders in academia and private industry, united by the common goals of delivering insights into how to further academic innovation and build the future of education.  

About Jeff Maggioncalda

Jeff Maggioncalda joined Coursera as CEO in June 2017 and since then helped the company grow to over 100 million learners and 7,000+ institutions, served by high-quality learning content from 300Jeff Maggioncalda joined Coursera as CEO in June 2017 and since then helped the company grow to over 100 million learners and 7,000+ institutions, served by high-quality learning content from 300+ of the world’s top universities and industry educators. He previously served for 18 years as the founding CEO at Financial Engines Inc, a company co-founded by economist and Nobel Prize winner William Sharpe. Financial Engines grew rapidly under Jeff's leadership, providing high-quality online investment advice that has helped millions of people save and prepare for retirement. Jeff has also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and Cornerstone Research, and serves as a director of SVB Financial Group. He holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor's degree in Economics and English from Stanford University.  

About Marni Baker Stein

Marni Baker Stein is Coursera’s Chief Content Officer, where she oversees the company’s content and credential strategy and partner relationships. Marni has more than 25 years of experience in producing and scaling online and hybrid education programs. Prior to joining Coursera, she was Chief Academic Officer and Provost at Western Governors University, where she led its four colleges serving more than 135,000 students with programs that improved access and affordability without compromising academic quality. Before that, Marni held several leadership positions focused on access, student success, and program design at institutions such as the University of Texas System, Columbia University, and the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.  

About Scott E. Page

Scott E. Page is the John Seely Brown Distinguished University Professor of Complexity, Social Science, and Management, and the Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration, Professor of Management and Organizations, in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He is also Professor of Political Science, Professor of Complex Systems and Professor of Economics in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Scott also created the first U-M open online course with the Center for Academic Innovation called “Model Thinking,” which has attracted more than 1 million learners worldwide. Scott E. Page’s research focuses on the function of diversity in complex social systems, the potential for collective intelligence, and the design of institutions for meeting the challenges of a complex world.