Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I'm happy to note that my upcoming talk at Google corporate headquarters in Mountain View is free and open to the public. Seats are limited, however, and you do have to register in advance to get thru the security rigmarole. Here are the details:

HAL PLOTKIN

"How Technology Can Improve Teaching and Learning: The Case for Open Educational Resources"

Who: Hal Plotkin, Senior Policy Advisor to the Under Secretary of Education, U.S. Dept. of Education
When: Tuesday, March 29th, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Where: Google Corporate HQ, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043
MTV-40-1-Kiev, VC Bridge: 3-214-2576

Summary: Hal Plotkin is the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Education in the Obama administration. The office of the Under Secretary of Education is responsible for all federal higher education policies and programs. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Plotkin was a longtime Silicon Valley journalist and commentator specializing in technology, public policy, science and business, president of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees and leading proponent of Open Educational Resources. Plotkin is visiting Google to share information about the Obama administration's higher education plans, policies and proposals and is eager to have a discussion with Google employees and friends of Google about the future of higher education.

VC Bridge will be 3-214-2576 [please dial-in!]

Information for External Guests:

RSVP: Please RSVP for the event by adding your full name to this form by Friday, March 25th. Once you complete the form, Google will pre-register you with our security team. If you do not RSVP, you will not be able to attend the event. Please note that space is limited.

CHECK IN: Upon arrival, please check in at the Lobby in Building 43 to retrieve your guest badge. The talk will be held in the Kiev conference room.

DIRECTIONS: Google is located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043. Driving directions are below:

From the North
Take 101 South
Exit Rengstorff Ave. (exit 400A)
Turn Right onto Rengstorff from the off-ramp
Turn Right onto Charleston (sign says Charleston/Garcia)
Look for the Google sign on the left (after Landings Dr.)
Turn Left into the driveway just past the Google sign

From the South
Take 101 North
Exit at Amphitheatre Parkway
Turn Right onto Charleston (the first light)
Look for the Google sign on the left (after Landings Dr.)
Turn Left into the driveway just past the Google sign