This week the Future Trends Forum continues, and our guest is someone whose work should be familiar to readers of this blog.
Richard DeMillo is a computer scientist, writer, and educational innovator. He is the Executive Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) at Georgia Tech, as well as the Charlotte B. and Roger C. Warren Chair of Computer Science and Professor of Management.
More from the official biography:
Under his leadership, Georgia Tech has developed a pipeline of 50 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that together enroll more than a million learners. DeMillo was named Lumina Foundation Fellow in recognition of his work in higher education.
Previously he was the John P. Imlay Dean of Computing at Georgia Tech where he led the design and implementation of the Threads program which has helped transform undergraduate engineering education in the U.S. and around the world…
DeMillo was Hewlett-Packard’s first Chief Technology Officer, where he had worldwide responsibility for technology. During his twenty-year academic career, he has held academic positions at Purdue University, The University of Wisconsin and the University of Padua (Italy). The author of over 100 articles, books, and patents, Rich’s research has spanned computer science and includes fundamental innovation in computer security, software engineering and mathematics…
His influential 2011 book Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities, which helped spark the national discussion of the future of higher education, was inspired by this experience.
Today I plan to ask Richard questions about the followup to Abelard, a book we’ve been discussing here for months, Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators will Make College Accessible and Affordable.
If you have suggestions or questions for Richard and I, please add them as comments to this post. You can also fire them off via Twitter, using the hashtag #FTTE or pointing them towards @bryanalexander.
This event, like the rest of the Forum, is generously hosted by Shindig.