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The Future of Learning: Every Learner Everywhere, Any Time?

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2020 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

This spring, higher education institutions engaged in a massive and rapid transition to remote learning that exposed a new cadre of faculty with no prior online teaching experience to the use of digital learning techniques. On behalf of the Every Learner Everywhere Network, we surveyed almost 5,000 faculty who worked to transition a course from face-to-face to a remote format to understand the experience, challenges, and lessons moving forward.

While the institutional response to the pandemic was at times disorganized, our findings paint a picture of a flexible professoriate readily adapting to change and keenly focused on its students’ best interests. This transition left faculty with a more positive perception of online learning; but key challenges moving forward include instructor and institutional readiness, inconsistent student experience, gaps in student access and readiness, and in institutions’ ability to fill in those gaps.


Gates Bryant

Partner, Tyton Partners

Gates joined Tyton Partners as a Partner in 2011 in the strategy consulting practice. Gates is an experienced general manager and strategy consultant with a successful track record for bridging the gap between innovative strategy and practical execution. Gates has been the lead partner on several strategy engagements in higher education with institutions, companies and foundations. Gates is also a frequent author and speaker on topics involving strategy, teaching & learning innovation and student success in higher education.

Kristen Fox

Director, Tyton Partners

Kristen joined Tyton Partners in 2018 as a Director in the strategy consulting practice. Kristen has spent more than 15 years working across the higher education ecosystem. Her work focuses on helping organizations scale teaching and learning innovation, launch workforce aligned programming, improve student success and retention, and create and execute on growth strategies.