When asked at one point in the question and answer about how educators could make a real difference, he replied "find other revolutionaries."
In this September 29 recording, Richard DeMillo talked before an audience of entrepreneurs and educational professionals at the IdeaFestival about the advances in information technology and other trends that are disrupting the higher education marketplace.
DeMillo is the Charlotte B. and Roger C. Warren Professor of Computing and Professor of Management, former John P. Imlay Dean of Computing, and Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the author of the influential 2011 book “Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities,” as well as its sequel, “Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators will Make College Accessible and Affordable."
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer was on hand to introduce DeMillo.
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