President DeGioia discusses the Future of Learning at DC’s 1776

Georgetown as part of our new partnership with 1776—a startup hub in downtown Washington—President DeGioia spoke at a panel called “Online & Hybrid: The Future of Learning, Anytime, Anywhere” this fall with experts in the EdTech industry. As the only college president on the panel, he discussed the role technology plays here at Georgetown in our on-campus classes, our online programs and our growing set of MOOCs through the edX platform.

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Our partnership with 1776 gives students unique access to the tools and community they need to bring their big ideas to action. This partnership complements the ongoing curricular experiments developing at the Red House by offering opportunities for experiential learning.

The partnership builds on other Georgetown initiatives, including Startup Hoyas, which connect students, faculty, and staff to communities of startup activity, including mentorship, corporate connections, media attention, and access to educational classes and events featuring the District’s burgeoning startup community. Under the leadership of Professor Jeff Reid and the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative, in concert with Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, Law Center, School of Continuing Studies, and the Office of Community Engagement, the 1776 partnership represents a truly collaborative venture that brings together our entire community. A wide range of campus organizations, such as the Law Center’s Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic, will expand their D.C. community network by participating in these efforts.

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You can learn more here about Startup Hoyas, our partnership with 1776 and President DeGioia’s panel on “The Future of Learning.” Stay tuned on futures.georgetown.edu for updates about our entrepreneurship ventures throughout the coming semester.

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