Neeru Khosla

Neeru Khosla
Co-Founder, CK12 Foundation

Neeru Khosla is a firm believer in the power of education. She wants the rigor and accountability of for profit models to apply to non-profits. Neeru is a member of the Board at The Nueva School in Hillsborough, California, where she has served since 1997, caters to gifted and talented students and is internationally recognized. Neeru is also on the Advisory Board of the American India Foundation, a leading international development organization charged with accelerating social and economic change in India. She previously served as a trustee of the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation and Connexions, a Rice University open-source project. Neeru’s commitment to education is evidenced by her role on the National Advisory Board for DonorsChoose, an organization dedicated to addressing the scarcity and inequitable distribution of learning materials in U.S. public schools. Neeru is one of the founding members of the K-12 Initiative of the D-School (Hasso Plattner Institute of Design) at Stanford University and a member of the committee to expand the program. Neeru is currently the Co-Founder & Chairperson of CK12 Foundation. CK12 is a non-profit organization launched in 2006, which aims to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the US and worldwide.

Neeru holds a bachelor’s degree from Delhi University/San Jose State, a master’s degree in Molecular Biology from San Jose State, and a master’s in Education from Stanford University.


Keynote Broadway Ballroom
Neeru Khosla (CK12 Foundation), Murugan Pal (CK12 Foundation)
Using an open-source, web-based model termed the "Flexbook," this talk will present our efforts to pioneer the generation and distribution of high quality educational webtexts that will serve both as source materials for a student's learning and, as well, provide an adaptive environment that scaffolds the learner's journey as he or she masters a standards-based body of knowledge. Read more.

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