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Author Jeffrey Selingo on the Future of Higher Education – April 7th, 4pm

Posted by on Monday, March 30, 2015 in Events.

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director

Author and columnist Jeffrey Selingo will present the inaugural Schmidt Family Educational Technology Lecture on Tuesday, April 7th. Selingo’s lecture, “College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education,” will be in Jacobs Believed In Me Auditorium, 134 Featheringill Hall, at 4 p.m., with reception to follow. Selingo will talk about the role technology will play in the college of the future, and how traditional and residential campuses can prove their value in a marketplace where students will have many more options.  If you’re interested in Vanderbilt’s educational mission, I hope you’ll make an effort to attend Jeff’s talk. (You should also follow Jeff on Twitter.)

Jeffrey Selingo is the former editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, and his writing appears in the Chronicle, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Slate. Selingo’s work has been honored with awards from the Education Writers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press. He has been the keynote speaker before dozens of associations and universities and appears regularly on regional and national radio and television programs, including NPR, ABC, and CBS.

More information on the new Schmidt Family Educational Technology Lectures can be found in the Vanderbilt School of Engineering press release:

“New approaches in learning methods and educational technologies add value to higher education’s learning environment and help expand the visibility of Vanderbilt’s excellent teaching and research around the world. The focus of the Schmidt Family Annual Educational Technologies Lectureship is to explore advances in digital learning and their applicability to innovation and practice in the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering,” said Doug Schmidt, who with his parents, retired Navy Capt. Raymond P. Schmidt and Roberta R. Schmidt, created the lectureship.

“New technology is already rapidly changing the landscape of higher education, but we simply don’t know where this is leading. We’re grateful to the Schmidt family for creating a lectureship that will expose students, faculty, and the community to speakers with differing views about how emerging technologies will impact teaching and learning,” said Philippe Fauchet, dean of the School of Engineering.


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