Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

Marylhurst Faculty Featured in Business Journal

Dr. Jesse Stommel, director of the English literature and new media program, was featured in a March 2013 Portland Business Journal article about how online offerings are shaping the future of higher education.

Excerpts from an article by Matthew Kish in the Portland Business Journal, March 1, 2013.

Experts say the day is quickly approaching when a student takes a handful of online classes from an organization like Western Governors University, completes a smattering of free massive open online courses from a venture-capital backed startup, then spends only a year or two on a college campus in order to finish a bachelor's degree.

"We're going to have to be very nimble about thinking about accreditation and how we grant degrees," said Jesse Stommel, co-founder and the director of Hybrid Pedagogy and director of the English and digital humanities program* at Marylhurst University. "The notion that people are going to get all of their learning from one place and from one institution is going away. And it's going away relatively quickly."

While the challenges of making online education work are huge, so is the business opportunity.

Oregon colleges and universities are plowing ahead with plans to rewrite their business plans.

Read the full article at BizJournals.com (subscription required)

*English literature and new media program as of April 2013.

Related News

See All News

Bioscience Conferences Held at Marylhurst

Two conferences focusing on trends and technology in bioscience, OregonBio 2014 and the Medical Electronics Symposium, will be held on the Marylhurst campus in September 2014.

Music Therapy Faculty Present at OHCA Conference

Marylhurst music therapy faculty will present a workshop at the annual Oregon Health Care Association conference in September 2014.

Calendar

See All Events

September 09, 2014

Marylhurst University Day at Mary's Woods

As part of our on-going partnership with Mary's Woods, join us for our monthly Marylhurst Day at Mary's Woods. Activities take place throughout the...

READ MORE

September 15, 2014 – September 17, 2014

Oregon Bio 2014 Annual Conference

Theme: An Industry Inflection Point. The event will feature internationally known guest speakers from companies such as 23andme, the Fogarty Instit...

READ MORE

September 18, 2014 – September 19, 2014

Medical Electronics Symposium

SMTA, iNEMI, MEPTEC and OregonBio have joined forces to host this year’s international symposium, which will focus on advances in electronic tech...

READ MORE

GIVE

Support Marylhurst University. Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

DONATE NOW

©2013 Marylhurst University