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The Landscape of Higher Education in the Era of COVID-19

Unprecedented. Disrupted. Challenging. These are a few of the words that have been used – and overused – to describe the landscape of higher education in the era of COVID-19. I would like to add one more word to the mix: revolutionized.

Statement on Racism, Violence, and Inequality

Dear GTPE Community,

Over the last several days and weeks, there has much to witness and feel regarding the tragedies taking place in our country. My heart, our hearts, mourn the loss of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and the others before them, which are shocking and senseless killings. These and other awful events demonstrate the deep flaws in our society, especially in regard to our fellow Black Americans.  I am heartbroken, disappointed, and upset on so many levels. What I saw regarding the deaths of fellow humans is wrong.

Remote Delivery is Not Online Learning

Last month, Yakut Gazi, associate dean of learning systems, and Troy Courville, director of assessment and education insights and interim director of learning design, sat down virtually with Josh Linard, chief revenue officer of Mediacurrent, a website technology partner of Georgia Tech, to talk about remote and online learning in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Exploring the Future of At-Scale Learning

On May 13, 2020 some of the leading innovators in online education gathered together to discuss the future possibilities of at-scale learning at the Affordable Degrees-at-Scale Virtual Symposium. This signature event, hosted by Yakut Gazi, associate dean of Learning Systems, was planned to take place at the University of California-Davis. After COVID-19 closed campuses nationwide and abrupt transitions to remote delivery ensued, leadership recognized the importance of re-imagining this conversation for the current setting.

Chapter Published on the Future of Higher Education

At Georgia Tech Professional Education, preparing for the future is a top priority. Recently, Stephen Harmon, associate dean of research, and Nelson Baker, dean of Professional Education, completed an insightful essay on that very subject, which has been published as a chapter in The 60-Year Curriculum: New Models for Lifelong Learning in the Digital Economy, edited by Christopher J. Dede and John Richards.

Online Master of Science Programs Connect Virtually

At the end of the 2020 Spring semester, both the Online Master of Science in Analytics (OMS Analytics) and Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity (OMS Cybersecurity) programs connected virtually with classmates, colleagues, and leaders in recognition of the outstanding achievements of the participants as well as the incredible growth of these degree programs since their launches. OMS Analytics began in 2017 with 260 students; this fall, it will admit its largest class to date with nearly 4,000 students.

Defense Tech Celebrates 50 Years

For over five decades, Georgia Tech has been a prominent leader in defense technology training and research, led by highly respected scientists, engineers, and subject-matter experts from Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). These defense technology leaders are regularly tasked to consult and work with the military, government, and a wide variety of businesses. Their experience and expertise positions them to provide valuable insight in a complex and sensitive industry.

How International Students Can Transfer to a U.S. University

Education is a global endeavor. For many students, their educational goals may take them outside their home country. The process of transferring to a U.S. university from outside the country can be complex and often confusing. There are many different ways to make the transition, so it is important to be aware of all the options before beginning the process.

Town Hall Helps Educators Foster Academic Integrity

In an era of remote learning, ensuring academic integrity is of the utmost importance. However, for many Georgia Tech faculty and staff, online education is unfamiliar territory. Thankfully, the Georgia Tech community is one that builds each other up, and on May 11, several Georgia Tech leaders hosted a virtual town hall to address this very issue.

The Education of Tomorrow Emerging Today

In our lifetime, Higher Education has not seen the kind of global shock to its system that emerged over a two-month period. We anticipated a systematic and orderly shift in the next few years to address the rising cost of education, changing demographics, and a growing adult population choosing to come back to further their education. Those institutions that had already invested in a new kind of education now find themselves in a position to accelerate. Georgia Institute of Technology is one of those institutions.

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