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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Sessions College Certified as “Great Place to Work”

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Sessions College Recognized for Quality, Affordability, and Design

October 11, 2021

Sessions College Again Ranked Among the Best Online Colleges

September 15, 2021

Sessions College Provides Prestigious In-Demand Industry Credentials

August 18, 2021

Sessions College Launches Online BFA Programs

November 24, 2020

Sessions College Announces 2020 Outstanding Graduate Award Recipients

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Sessions College Expands Advisory Board

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Sessions College For Professional Design Adds Neil Edwards to Board of Directors

August 18, 2020

Sessions College Seeks Expanded Opportunities for DigitalComplete

August 12, 2020

Sessions College Named to Most Affordable College Tuition and Top Design School Lists

August 7, 2020

DEAC Renews Sessions College for Professional Design Accreditation Through 2025

July 29, 2020

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