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

Tamara DiCaprio Receives Leadership Award

Tamara "TJ" DiCaprio, MBA in sustainable business, received the 2014 C.K. Prahalad Award for global sustainability leadership in June 2014.

Petra Kern Contributes to Autism Book

Dr. Petra Kern, music therapy faculty, contributed a chapter to Frontiers in Autism Research, published in July 2014.

Calendar

See All Events

July 24, 2014

Ariel Gore: Hip Mama & Blogging

Acclaimed author, journalist, and teacher Ariel Gore will give a talk about her magazine Hip Mama and blogging. Sponsored by the English Literatu...

READ MORE

July 25, 2014

Ariel Gore: End of Eve

Acclaimed author, journalist, and teacher Ariel Gore will give a reading from her most recent book, End of Eve: A Memoir (Hawthorne Books, 2014). ...

READ MORE

July 25, 2014

Patrick Lamb Band

This 10-piece band plays the best of funk and soul. Bring a blanket, beach or lawn chair and a picnic dinner and enjoy the concert on the green of...

READ MORE

GIVE

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

DONATE NOW

©2013 Marylhurst University