Sessions College Featured on Trending in Ed
Trendspotting higher ed podcast interviews Sessions College
Tempe, AZ (December 6, 2022)
What's trending in education? That's the top question asked by Trending in Ed, a higher ed podcast founded by Mike Palmer, a veteran digital media strategist whose podcast has interviewed hundreds of higher ed leaders since 2016, offering deep dives into not only education but also "the transformative times of the Covid-19 Pandemic, a Social Justice Uprising and Backlash, Culture Wars, and disruptive revolutions in healthcare, mental health, and the job market."
In November 2022, Trending in Ed interviewed Sessions College President Gordon Drummond to find out how Sessions College, one of the first accredited fully online schools, has survived and thrived, evolving from a tiny startup into a degree granting college, over the last 25 years. This Trending in Ed interview addresses the following questions:
- The evolution of Sessions College from an education startup to its current status as a degree-granting institution of higher education.
- How fully online schools were prepared for the COVID pandemic.
- Benefits of the Sessions College model: project-based, asynchronous,and instructor-led.
- Why online institutions need to continue to evolve beyond providing accessibility and convenience, and excel in the areas of affordability, skills development, and student experience.
- How Sessions keeps pace with a constantly changing technology space.
- Why remote learning can be a good platform for learning to work effectively as a remote worker.
The interview is available on most podcasting platforms or can be accessed at this link:
Trending in Ed is an educationally focused trendspotting podcast that’s been releasing shows regularly since September of 2016. Originally launched as an R&D project for the Digital Media team at Kaplan led by Mike Palmer, Trending in Ed has released over 200 episodes for Palmer Media spanning the transformative times of the Covid-19 Pandemic, a Social Justice Uprising and Backlash, Culture Wars, and disruptive revolutions in healthcare, mental health, and the job market.
Sessions College is the pioneer in accredited and affordable online skills-based education that readies adult and college age learners for the digital design workforce. Founded in 1997, Sessions College offers project-based bachelor and associate level degrees and certificate programs for in demand careers in art, design, and photography. Students learn via real world projects that reflect the latest industry-relevant skills. Sessions College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and the Middle States Commission for Secondary Schools (MSA-CSS) and is approved to deliver its online degrees and programs throughout the United States by the National Council for State Authorization for Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).
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