At Dartmouth College, we have a very traditional higher education experience: we buy printed and bound books, we live on a college campus with our fellow students, and we attend a physical classroom where our teacher and classmates are there interacting with us. While this experience is the norm, is the status quo still the best option available today? In a world of technology, the future of education may look very different than what we see today.
Chip Paucek is the co-founder and CEO of 2U, Inc., a pioneer in online education. Speaking from the experiences of his company’s first dozen ventures, Paucek will discuss the history of distance education and the current online landscape. His talk will focus on the future of higher education, and how online education will compliment—not replace—the traditional ways of learning that we experience here at Dartmouth College.
Chip Paucek is 2U’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. After graduating from The George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in political communication, Paucek founded Cerebellum Corporation, the company behind the award-winning educational Standard Deviants television program. Standard Deviants was distributed on over 100 PBS stations and was selected by TV Guide/Today Show as the top show for kids. After leading Cerebellum Corporation for a decade, Paucek co-managed the re-election campaign of U.S. Senator from Maryland, Barbara Mikulski. Senator Mikulski won the election in a landslide and set a state record for campaign contributions. Paucek then returned to education as the CEO of Hooked on Phonics and expanded access to the program by bringing it from infomercial sales to distribution across major U.S. retailers. His innovative work at 2U earned him the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2012 Award, and in 2012 he was invited to be on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Education & Skills. When not managing 2U, Paucek is most likely on his boat in the Chesapeake Bay with his wife, Gabrielle, and two sons. Chip is currently obtaining his MBA from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Please join us for Chip Paucek’s talk, “What is Online Learning?” at Rockefeller 003 at 4:30 pm, April 12, 2013.