On the occasion of the 50th Reunion of his Princeton University Class, distinguished education administrator and former member of the House of Representatives as well as former Lieutenant Governor from Vermont Peter Smith was asked to look towards the next 50 years in education. Please join us for a conversation and presentation of his new book.
With the emergence of the digital revolution, traditional educational assumptions and programs are being significantly disrupted. Historically, educational practices that attempted to bridge the gap between adults' lives, college, and work were marginalized because our society was information-poor and they defied the dominant academic traditions. Now, the tables are turned. In our information-rich, digitized society, new technologies and data analytics are defining learning opportunities that were previously unimaginable. Free-Range Learning In the Digital Age will define this new learning space and give the reader the awareness, knowledge, and tools to use it.
Besides serving as Congressman and Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, Peter Smith was founding president of the Community College of Vermont, the founding president of California State University, Monterey Bay, and assistant director general for education of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Peter Smith is currently serving as Senior Vice President for Academic Strategies and Development at Kaplan Higher Education Corporation.