Eduventures Summit 2024

On Demand

Eduventures Summit 2024 On Demand

Watch the latest insights and research from Eduventures analysts Richard Garrett and Kim Reid; an inspiring fireside chat with AI expert and keynote, George Siemens; powerful presentations on artificial intelligence, career preparation, reaching Generation Alpha, and the role of higher education today; and an illuminating discussion on the current state of higher education policies.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Higher Education

Byron Reese, Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur & Futurist

In this presentation, Byron Reese addresses the question many are asking: “Will AI disrupt higher education?” Looking over each method that humans have used to store information since the beginning of time, Reese reveals how the two (AI and higher ed) can coexist and the important role of higher education that cannot be replaced.

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The State of Traditional Student Recruitment

Kim Reid, Eduventures Principal Analyst, Encoura

The value and purpose of college is a popular topic in public conversation today. In this presentation, Reid challenges colleges to embrace their narratives with prospective students, to make strategic program and marketing changes to support students considering skipping college, and to move from a focus on selectivity to a focus on success.

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The Price is Right? Brand, Experience, and Price in Today’s Online Higher Education Market

Richard Garrett, Eduventures Chief Research Officer, Encoura

At a time when affordability is top of mind for prospective students, it's essential for colleges and universities to offer strategic pricing–perhaps most importantly in the online higher education space. In this session, Garrett presents the pressures and benefits to both conventional and revolutionary pricing models using specific programs and institutions as tangible examples to help inform your institution’s decision making.

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Scout Sonnenberg, Student, Texas Tech University

In this powerful EdTalk, Texas Tech student Scout Sonnenberg shares about her experience navigating higher education with a disability. In this session, she highlights the importance of education, accommodations, and empowerment to individuals with disabilities and delivers a challenge to educators nationwide.

University President Keynote

Lori S. White, President of DePauw University and Professor of Education

In this session, President White calls for colleges and universities to remember their schools’ identities and lead with those values when engaging students. She builds upon this call, discussing the power of a liberal arts education, equity, and the role of higher education at large.

The Latest U.S. Department of Education Policy Updates and the Work of Emerson Collective's College Initiatives

Arne Duncan, Former U.S. Secretary of Education; Managing Partner at Emerson Collective

With higher education policy top of mind for educators across the country, it’s essential to stay up to date with education policies and focus on a future that sets up students for success. In this session, Duncan emphasizes the importance of compromise and collaboration from colleges, students, and government to maintain a healthy democracy and educational system.

Back to the Future of Work: How Apprenticeships Can Transform U.S. Higher Education & Social Mobility

Cassidy Leventhal, Principal at Achieve Partners; Co-Founder alternativestocollege.com

In examining the role apprenticeships can play with higher education, Cassidy Leventhal lays out two competing stories: Where are the jobs? And where are the workers? With 5 in 10 new graduates “underemployed” yet over 8 million open jobs, the question becomes where is the gap? In this session, Leventhal suggests that outsourced apprenticeships de-risk career paths for both employees and employers and with the rethinking of curricula, career and funding models, could be a potential partner, not just a competitor, to the higher education ecosystem.

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Shaping the Next Generation of Healthcare Leaders: Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships in Innovative Curricular Design and High-Impact Educational Practices

Andrew Petzold, Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Rochester and Director of NXT GEN MED Program

"COVID-19 forced many to re-examine aspects of institutions that were considered as stalwart and unmoving. It also showed a large number of inequities we had across higher ed & the workforce,” says Andrew Petzold. It was these challenges that helped shape the public-private partnership NXT GEN MED, designed to train future healthcare leaders at the University of Minnesota Rochester. Starting with a three-year pilot, this accelerated program involves year-long paid internships and a focus on workforce preparedness. In the presentation, Petzold details the successes, challenges, and considerations of developing a new program with external partners and provides actionable tools for those institutions interested in creating something similar.

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Sienna Berrocal, Nursing Student, Chamberlain University

In this motivational EdTalk, first-generation nursing student Sienna Berrocal weaves their own experience throughout the presentation – from the challenges of balancing work and education to the value of being involved in the field – posing the question, “How can higher education remain relevant if it doesn’t evolve to meet the needs of the next generation?” In answer, Berrocal shares the importance of considering technology, flexible scheduling and social media integration to best support today’s students.

The Five Imperatives to be an Alpha-Ready Marketer

Jim Lecinski, Author; Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing at Northwestern University

What makes Generation Alpha tick? How can we become Alpha-ready marketers? These are the two questions posed by Jim Lecinski in his presentation examining how higher education can best connect with the next generation of incoming students - Generation Alpha. Born starting roughly in 2010, Alphas are shaped by three main forces: 1. Technology fluency & early adoption; 2. The COVID-19 pandemic; and 3. Young access to news & cultural events. "Gen Alpha will come to college as super-tech power players. They don't only consume content; they are creating it. They prioritize video above all else. They believe tech & AI will be integral to their career paths,” Lecinski says. To help higher ed begin to reach and connect with Gen Alpha, this presentation explores five imperatives to help make your brand beloved by this generation.

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Building the Resources to Respond to the Systemic Impact of AI on Learning and Wellness

George Siemens, Chief Scientist and Architect of SNHU’s Human Systems

“AI needs to serve the learner, not the system in which the learner is located,” says George Siemons. In this interview-style session, Siemens sat down with Eduventures Chief Research Officer Richard Garrett to discuss how institutions can focus and operationalize a strategic approach to AI. In describing AI as an optimization infrastructure, Siemens speaks to our current place in the AI evolutionary experience as being willing to let AI help with our cognitive work, but not with our emotional work. Specifically in education, we could see AI teaching work reasonably well, but most people do not want AI taking over the care and support of the student.