ASU+GSV Creators

Kayley Zulla, 2nd place winner, on set for her video.

“I have never viewed the classroom as my ideal learning environment, and I firmly believe that it is through alternative approaches to education that will ignite passion for learning that can be more effective than traditional methods. Expanding the boundaries of how we think about education will be able to greater reach and impact students who are motivated to learn in vastly different ways.” — Trustin Yoon.

“Kayley is very interested in technology, computers, programming and video production. She is very much an outside-the-box thinker, so watching the summit and being part of the competition was perfect for her! We just recently started homeschooling now to help her satisfy her quest for cutting edge knowledge.” — Andy Zulla, Kayley’s father.

“EdTech is a space that is impact-driven, tangible, and seeing a massive uptick in adoption across the value chain due to COVID-19. Some say that consumer adoption has been brought forward by a magnitude of 5–10 years, lowering customer acquisition costs and driving a great deal of staying power and habit formation in the minds of consumers. And for a space that had ~3% digital penetration pre-COVID, investors are taking notice and figuring out which areas of EdTech and companies are truly here to stay for the long haul.” — Meagan Loyst.

“People also have the assumption that if AI is so powerful, then it can solve all education problems. However, AI is not the panacea for things wrong with education because it’s not a perfect system and cannot be 100% accurate. When stakes are high such as determining the future progression of a learner, AI can underperform and make a wrong decision a lot of the time. The impact of a wrong decision can have negative consequences for a learner and without checkpoints or intervention along the way, it can be harmful.” — Joanna Huang.

“Now, more than ever, that mission is imperative. There are high levels of unemployment and an urgent need to get people back to work. However, COVID-19 has accelerated some changes within the education and workforce — we are seeing new skillsets required in jobs that traditional education isn’t teaching.” — Natalie Grune

“Summit co-founder Michael Moe’s opening keynote highlighted the positive and negative impacts the pandemic has had on education and workforce development as well as progress brought on by the sudden, large scale shift to online learning. The digital learning market has permanently changed. Before COVID-19 it was physical and linear growth and after the disease it will be exponential growth and digital. This is creating a second boom for “Weapons of Mass Instruction” that will increase access to higher education globally and support workers having to adapt to the “Pre-k to grey” lifelong learning model.” — Kim Scott.

(This video was created by the ASU+GSV Summit.)

“Four years after his first appearance at the ASU+GSV Summit in 2016, Dan Rosensweig, President & CEO of Chegg, returned to center stage (or “center screen”) to discuss his key takeaway from four years prior: Higher Education is a bubble. Today, he argued, that bubble has burst as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.What is interesting about Rosensweig’s perspective is that, although coronavirus may have burst this bubble, Higher Ed institutions caused it.” — Turner De Muth

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