Will Share Original Research, Resources, and Best Practices to Support Educators and Drive Excellence Across Online, In-Person and Hybrid Learning
The Center Will Sponsor New Podcast Series, Higher Ed Spotlight, Exploring the Future of Higher Education
Chegg, Inc. (NYSE: CHGG), the leading student-first connected learning platform, today announced the launch of the Center for Digital Learning, which aims to support educators and drive excellence across online, in-person, and hybrid learning modalities.
The Center will provide educators with relevant content, tools, and resources to help them navigate the intersection of technology and higher education, including best practices for engaging students in online learning environments, strategies for effective assessments, and professional development resources for educators. It also will commission original research designed to deepen the education community’s understanding of the opportunities, challenges, and impact of digital tools and online support services.
“The higher education landscape is transforming, driven by the evolving needs of the modern student and advances in technology and innovations. Together, these are opening exciting new avenues to serve students and advance learning,” said Candace Sue, Head of Academic Relations at Chegg. “But in order to meet this moment, the academic and edtech communities must work together to share knowledge and ideas in support of students. Through the Center, we hope to make a meaningful contribution to the future of lifelong learning both inside and outside the classroom.”
Chegg’s Academic Advisory Board, a group of senior academic leaders, will support the Center’s work by providing critical perspectives on how universities and Chegg can partner to serve today’s students. The board recently welcomed its first student advisor, Ranen Miao, a student leader at Washington University.
As part of Chegg’s commitment to the Center, Chegg will contribute to the discourse around the future of higher education through the sponsorship of a new podcast series, Higher Ed Spotlight. Hosted by veteran journalist and higher education policy expert Ben Wildavsky, the series features conversations with the visionaries, academics, and innovators on the frontlines shaping the future of learning.
Guests will share their provocative perspectives on what is, and is not, working in higher education today and discuss some of the sector’s most pressing questions, including why students’ needs are changing, how technology is reinventing learning, and what institutions need to do to respond.
Episodes feature discussions with:
- Dr. Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University, who discusses the challenges facing non-traditional students, including who is being failed by the status quo in education and why the sector struggles to drive social mobility.
- Under Secretary of Education James Kvaal discusses how the Biden administration aims to make college more accessible.
- Dr. Mildred Garcia, President of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, reveals her experiences as a first-generation college student, the value of state schools vis-a-vis the Ivy League and how universities can embrace online learning.
- Dr. Charles Isbell, Dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, addresses how the university experience is changing for both students and professors, how technology is reinventing student services and why computer science needs diversity if it is to solve the problems of tomorrow.
- Dr. Ann Kirschner, digital media pioneer, author, university professor at CUNY and former Dean of Macaulay Honors College, explores the relevance of liberal arts to working life, what the public and private sectors can learn from each other, and whether long-established universities have the ability and incentive to change.
The podcast is produced by Antica Productions.
The first five episodes of Higher Ed Spotlight are available on iTunes, Spotify and other podcast streaming services. Listen and subscribe:
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