Stanford Networking Seminar

12:15PM, Thursday January 13, 2011
Gates 104


Paul Kim
Stanford University

About the talk:
This talk will share perspectives on trends of GLORIAD, medical simulations and educational experiments over the network, issues on redundancy, reliability, and precision. Also, a new project named Planet ROSE – Remotely Operated Science Experiment (i.e., involving mobile network, sensor, remote control) under POMI (Programmable Open Mobile Internet) will be discussed followed by QA.

About the speaker:
Paul Kim is Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Dean for Stanford University School of Education. His courses focus on contextualized innovations in education, mobile empowerment design, and enterprising higher education systems. He is currently one of senior researchers for Programmable Open Mobile Internet, an NSF project to develop and evaluate ubiquitous wireless mobile computing and interactive systems for K-20 formal and informal learning and assessment scenarios. He is also working with numerous international organizations in developing mobile empowerment solutions for extremely underserved communities in developing countries. In his recent experiments in Latin America, Africa, and India, he investigated the effects of highly programmable open mobile learning programs with literacy, numeracy, and entrepreneurship education programs (e.g., math games, storytelling, and farming simulations). As part of his research, he is also exploring mobile wireless sensors in simulation-based learning and ePortfolio-based assessment to promote creativity and critical thinking in problem solving and innovation designs. In the higher education space, he advises investment bankers and technology ventures focused on e-learning, knowledge management, and mobile communication solutions. His due-diligence engagements include early-stage angel funding and also later-stage private equity-based investments for large enterprises such as Grand Canyon University (Stock symbol: LOPE), Northcentral University, NCA/HLC accredited online universities, and Penn Foster College acquisition by The Princeton Review (Stock symbol: REVU). His recent international advisement cases include Saudi Arabia national online university initiative, institutional development for Universidad Tecnológica de El Salvador, and WASC accrediation for CETYS Universidad, Mexico. He has a Ph.D. degree in Educational Technology and previously served as Chairman of the Board for Intercultural Institute of California, Executive Director of Information Technology for University of Phoenix (Stock symbol: APOL), and Vice President & CIO for Vatterott College, one of for-profit colleges invested by private equity funds made of endowment funds from IVY league schools.