Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bill Gates Talks Performance Funding and MOOCs in Conference Keynote

The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 21st, 2014

Bill Gates, a founder of Microsoft and billionaire philanthropist, touched on a myriad of issues facing higher-education institutions during his keynote address on Monday at the annual conference, in Seattle, of the National Association of College and University Business Officers. Here are some of the highlights:
On access: “The United States really stands for the proposition of equal opportunity. We’re striving in our work [at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation] to have the U.S. maintain and strengthen that, where access to great education is the key element. When we ask about the strength of our country in the decades to come, renewing this strength, helping it stay on top is one of the most important things that we need to do.”

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