At Georgia Tech and countless schools all over the world, the Covid-19 pandemic brought immediate and sweeping change to just about everything we do as educators.
While traumatic, this experience awakened our powers of innovation and forced us to develop, experiment with, and adapt to new formats and methods so we could continue to fulfill our responsibility as a public research university. In the end, thanks to our community’s diligence, dedication, and resilience, Georgia Tech turned in back-to-back banner years, setting records in enrollment, research, economic impact and more.
In the most recent episode of the “EduTrends” podcast, I spoke with José "Pepe" Escamilla, associate director of the Institute for the Future of Education at Tecnológico de Monterrey, about Georgia Tech's response to the pandemic and approach to educational innovation as well as my forecast for the future. This story gives us a lot to be proud of, and I hope you can give it a listen.