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Bobbi Kurshan

Bobbi Kurshan
Executive Director, Curriki

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Dr. Kurshan has spent her career committed to using technology to improve children’s learning. She has founded several successful companies focused on technology and education. In her new position as the Executive Director of Curriki, she plans to build a global community that will provide the best open source curricula just a click away.
Earlier in her career, Dr. Kurshan developed the first children’s software products for Microsoft – Creative Writer and Fine Artist and also created award-winning products for McGraw-Hill, Apple, CCC (Pearson) and others. As a professor, she helped students research the impact of technology on learning. Dr. Kurshan also publishes articles based on personal research exploring women’s attitudes toward technology, how kids use computers, and new ways of learning through understanding. She has been quoted in many influential journals and serves as a reviewer and advisor to research projects for the National Science Foundation and other government and business groups.

Currently, Dr. Kurshan serves on the boards of WorldSage, a for-profit higher education system to address education for the 21st Century and Interschola, a company that helps education clients turn idle assets into cash by selling the goods via online auctions, as well as several education technology companies, including Fablevision. Among numerous honors, Dr. Kurshan received the Education Academic Society’s Making It Happen Award and the Highest Leaf Award from the Women’s Venture Fund. She is listed in Who’s Who in Technology Today.

Dr. Kurshan received her Ed.D. and M.S. from Virginia Tech University and her B.S. from Newcomb College at Tulane University.

Sessions

Emerging Topics
Location: Portland 252 Level: Novice
Cliff Schmidt (Literacy Bridge), Danese Cooper (NearForm), Mark Shuttleworth (Ubuntu & Canonical), Derek Keats (The University of the Western Cape), Bobbi Kurshan (Curriki), David Wiley (Brigham Young University), Brian Behlendorf (CollabNet, Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 9 ratings)
In the wake of the "Cape Town Declaration," more and more open source people are thinking about applying open source principles to Education. This panel discussion will introduce exciting concepts and some of the thought leaders in the Open Educational Content movement. There will be opportunities to learn about getting involved. Come get inspired!! Read more.
OSCON 2008