Podcast: The Hybrid University in a Post-Covid World

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Marni Baker Stein, provost and chief academic officer at Western Governors University talks with FutureU podcast hosts Jeff Selingo and Michael B. Horn about how they had to rethink their services and offerings to students in this virtual environment. As a rapidly growing exclusively online institution, Western Governors University could be a roadmap for traditional institutions in what could be a new hybrid world post Covid-19.

“We need more institutions to organize around the learner of the future,” Baker Stein said. “For those that don’t, I don’t think the future is very bright because not only are they not going to be able to deal with COVID, but they won’t be able to deal with the reality of the future of education.” 

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This podcast is created and produced by higher education experts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn.  Selingo, a FutureEd senior fellow and former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, is special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University, and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. Horn is chief strategy officer for the Entangled Group, an education investment firm,  and a senior partner at Entangled Solutions, an education consulting company.  Selingo and Horn can be contacted here. Future U is supported by the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a partnership between Arizona State University and Georgetown University, and by Entangled Solutions.