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DGREE is envisioning the future of higher education and exploring how technology and innovation can drive new models for student-centered, lifetime learning.

 

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Wednesday
Sep232015

Video: Tara Lemmey on A Common Language 

Tara Lemmey, CEO of LENS, kicks off the DGREE Summit and calls for a common language among educators and technologists. LENS — global innovators who practice large-scale thinking and who shape new markets — apply themselves to crafting a new vision for higher education. And the first imperative is to create a fluency that allows real and meaningful dialog so the work can begin.

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Wednesday
Sep232015

Video: Jamie Merisotis on Achieving The Big Goal 

Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO, Lumina Foundation drives home the imperative of reaching 60% higher education degree attainment in this country. If we expect to compete in the 21st century global marketplace, higher education outcomes must improve. We need a student-centered educational ecosystem that graduates adaptable, skilled, thinking workers to power a new, knowledge-based economy.

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Wednesday
Sep232015

Video: Reid Hoffman on A Curriculum for Modern Work

Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn, explores how we’d design higher education for the modern career. Reid hasn’t seen a curriculum yet that prepares people for the economic side of current life. He urges us not to perpetuate skills-driven individual assessment, but to develop methods for harnessing social, self-organizing networks that equip students for collaborative, modern work.

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Wednesday
Sep232015

Video: Ralph Wolff on The Challenges of Accreditation

Ralph Wolff of Western Association of Schools and Colleges, demystifies the world of accreditation. He lays out the history and complexities of the regulatory environment, and the magnitude of the challenges. It’s time to redefine and transform accreditation to support changes in higher education. Can WASC itself become a model of what we want institutions to become — open, transparent, and innovative?

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Wednesday
Sep232015

Video: Cameron Sinclair on Making an Impact

Cameron Sinclair describes the work of Architecture for Humanity, citing the global need for basic education as the driver of innovative school projects. The bottom line for DGREE is that if you want kids to go to college, you need schools for them to go to first.

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