Episode 3

In this podcast, Jim and Gates discuss a recent article in EdSurge titled, “The Beginning of a New Era in the Online Degree Market.”  Much of the discussion focuses on the recently announced merger of Southern New Hampshire Univerity (SNHU) and LRNG.  The partnership plans to provide online micro credentials and degree programs that are aligned with local and regional workforce needs.  

About LRNG: LRNG works with cities and organizations to connect learning experiences to career opportunities, ensuring that all young people, especially those from underserved communities, have inspiration and guidance to prepare them for life and work in the modern economy. 

About SNHU: SNHU has grown from 2500 students to over 80,000 in just under 13 years, and is the second largest nonprofit provider of online higher education in the United States.

Episode 0: Podcast Series

Each week, and especially after each major milestone meeting of the digital learning business case research project, Gates Bryant of Tyton Partners and Jim Ptaszynski will provide a short 5 – 10 minute audio podcast.  The purpose is to identify and address some of the current issues in the project that could benefit from additional discussion and thought.  In addition, they will highlight what new issues are on deck to be addressed. They decided to do an audio podcast hoping that you can listen to it on your drive home rather than when you are pinned down with a hundred different things at your office.  You can access the podcast series through the DLI blog on your phone or laptop