Learning from Georgia Tech’s expansion into online education

Posted: April 3, 2019
Richard DeMillo, Charlotte B. And Roger C. Warren Professor of Computing at Tech, talks about the creation of online education programs at Georgia Tech for George Mason faculty and staff during a discussion lead by Michelle Marks, Vice President of Academic Innovation and New Ventures. Photo by Lathan Goumas/Strategic Communications

by John Hollis

A visiting Georgia Tech researcher said higher education must evolve to remain relevant for the needs of college students today and 20 years from now.

Speaking during a candid conversation with about 50 Mason faculty and staff members, Richard A. DeMillo, a Georgia Tech computing professor and director of the school’s Center for 21st-Century Universities, chronicled the path his university took in the past five years to expand online education in the form of affordable master’s degree programs in computer science, data analytics and cyber security.

“The experience has been pretty positive,” DeMillo said. “We’re serving people who wanted access, who were qualified to have access to education in computer science and—for whatever reason—were unable to get it.”

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