This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Expert Panel Explores “Higher Education In A Digital Age” At 1871

Virtual schools, massive online open courses (MOOCs), online learning networks and tutoring are all reshaping what it means to be a student. Exploring this major transformation, thought leaders gathered at 1871, an innovative co-working center for digital start-ups, to discuss “Higher Education in a Digital Age.”

Sally Blount, dean of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, moderated the panel, which included DeVry president and chief executive officer Daniel Hamburger; Deborah Quazzo, education entrepreneur and founder of GSV Advisors; and Ben Jones, associate professor of management and strategy at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

“Adaptive learning, big-data analysis, mobile applications, gaming, online simulation and online identity verification are some of DeVry’s current educational technology pilots,” Hamburger said. “Higher education is in the middle of a major transformation with growth in career-oriented programs and in blended learning, which offers the best of both onsite and online learning. It’s fitting we engage entrepreneurs at a place like 1871 in the discussion about education innovation.”

More than 100 attended the “Higher Education in a Digital Age” expert panel event Monday, March 18, including entrepreneurs from early stage digital start-ups, investors and local education influencers.

“The demand for education is only going to go up – in the U.S. and around the world,” Jones said. “There is a huge opportunity online for continuous improvement. Once you prove a delivery system is effective, people will want it.”

The role of MOOCs, today’s challenges and opportunities in education, Chicago’s role in education innovation and untapped partnerships were discussed by the panel. Then panelists turned the table on the entrepreneurial audience and asked them to join in the conversation.

“We have to figure out how to develop competency based learning and degrees,” Quazzo said. “We have to create segmented delivery systems if we want to have our populations deliver against the job demand.”

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,044.95 +5.46 0.03%
S&P 500 1,991.33 -1.04 -0.05%
NASDAQ 4,536.1380 +4.0340 0.09%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs