In 2012, President Hennessy described the disruptive changes of technology on education as a “coming tsunami.” Here, he discusses his efforts at Stanford to support innovation in technology-based learning, while acknowledging how much we still need to learn. He encourages ceaseless experimentation where faculty try out new methods and measure the results.



John L. Hennessy has been president of Stanford University since 2000, though he has announced plans to step down in the summer of 2016. A computer scientist and entrepreneur, he has long been a champion of online learning and educational innovation. To learn more about Hennessy’s transformational leadership, see this article from Stanford University: Stanford President John L. Hennessy to Step Down in 2016.

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