SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chegg, Inc. (NYSE: CHGG), the leading student-centric connected learning platform, today announced the launch of the Digital Learning Centerwhich aims to support educators and foster excellence in online, in-person and blended 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 will also 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 changing, driven by the changing needs of the modern student and advances in technology and innovations. Together, they are forging exciting new avenues to serve students and advance learning,” said Candace Sue, Academic Relations Manager at Chegg. “But to face this moment, the academic and edtech communities must work together to share their knowledge and ideas in favor of students. Through the Centre, we hope to make a significant contribution to the future of lifelong learning, both inside and outside the classroom.
Chegg’s Academic Advisory Board, a group of senior university leaders, will support the work of the Center by providing critical perspectives on how universities and Chegg can partner to serve today’s students. The council recently welcomed its first student adviser, Ranen Miao, a student leader at the University of Washington.
As part of Chegg’s commitment to the Center, Chegg will contribute to the discourse on the future of higher education by sponsoring a new podcast series, Spotlight on Higher Education. Hosted by veteran journalist and higher education policy expert Ben Wildavsky, the series features conversations with frontline visionaries, scholars and innovators shaping the future of learning.
Guests will share their provocative insights into what works and doesn’t work in higher education today and discuss some of the sector’s most pressing issues, including why student needs are changing, how technology is reinventing the learning and what institutions need to do to respond.
The 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 let down by the status quo in education and why the sector struggles to foster social mobility.
Education Undersecretary James Kvaal explains 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 student, the value of public schools versus the Ivy League, and how universities can embrace the online learning.
Dr. Charles Isbell, Dean of the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, discusses how the college experience is changing for students and faculty, how technology is reinventing student services, and why computing needs diversity if it wants to solve tomorrow’s problems.
Dr. Ann Kirschner, Digital Media Pioneer, Author, University Professor at CUNY and former Dean of Macaulay Honors College, explores the relevance of the liberal arts in professional life, what the public and private sectors can learn from each other and if they are long-established. universities have the capacity and the incentive to change.
The podcast is produced by Antica Productions.
The first five episodes of Spotlight on Higher Education are available on iTunes, Spotify and other podcast streaming services. Listen and subscribe:
Millions of people around the world are learning with Chegg. Our mission is to improve learning and learning outcomes by putting students first. We support lifelong learners, starting with their academic journey and continuing through their careers. The Chegg platform provides products and services to help learners better understand their academic course material, and also provides personal and professional development training, to help them achieve their learning goals. Chegg is a public company based in Santa Clara, California, and listed on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit www.chegg.com.