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Innovation Insights: A Keynote with John Katzman

Transforming Student-Focused Program Operations With Artificial Intelligence

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December 12, 2023, 1:00 PM - December 12, 2023, 2:00 PM


Center for Academic Innovation – 317 Maynard Street

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While the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on teaching in higher education is a central focus of many in academia, less attention has been paid to other crucial aspects of university operations. AI has the power to transform the way colleges and universities support students via student services and program operations, but how it could and should be harnessed is still ill-defined.

In our latest Innovation Insights keynote, John Katzman, CEO of Noodle, discusses his journey as an innovator and his perspective on a potential future in which AI makes student support more effective, enables high-quality learning at scale, and makes higher education more affordable.

Noodle is one of America’s fastest growing ed tech companies with nearly 100 online degree and non-degree programs with 65 public and private university partners. Previously, Katzman founded and ran 2U and The Princeton Review.

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 John Katzman

John Katzman is the founder and CEO of Noodle, which increases access to life-changing learning by making its university partners more resilient, responsive, efficient, and interconnected.

Before he got it right, Katzman founded and ran two large public education organizations: 2U, which pioneered high-quality online degree programs; and The Princeton Review, which helps students find, get into, and pay for college and grad school.

Katzman has served on the Boards of Directors for several for- and non-profits, including Carnegie Learning, Renaissance Learning, the National Association of Independent Schools, the Institute for Citizens and Scholars, and the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools. He has helped launch several other education technology companies, invested in many others, and authored or co-authored five books and many articles.