Leveraging New Ed-Tech Tools, The Challenge of Reimagining Education

Leveraging New Ed-Tech Tools, The Challenge of Reimagining Education

...By Larry John for TDPel Media.

With the ongoing pandemic, universities and schools are receiving billions of federal relief funds to adopt technology for online and hybrid learning.


However, ed-tech leaders and educators are facing a challenge in figuring out how to utilize these new tools to reimagine education and improve academic performance.

At the annual ASU+GSV Summit, a seminar led by several experts discussed this challenge.

Among the experts were Mark Angel, CEO of Amira Learning; Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU); Jamie Candee, President and CEO of Edmentum; Kent Pekel, Superintendent of Rochester Public Schools; and Kristen Fox, Managing Director of Tyton Partners.

The seminar, titled “Has EdTech Really Changed Anything? Can EdTech Drive Results in a Brave New World?”, focused on the latest capabilities of new ed-tech tools and how they have affected educators’ approach to instruction.

One of the seminar’s speakers was Paul LeBlanc, who built SNHU into the largest nonprofit online educational institution in the U.S. since taking over in 2003.

Fast Company magazine even named SNHU one of the 50 most innovative companies in the world.



The ongoing pandemic has forced universities and schools to shift towards online and hybrid learning.

This shift has opened up opportunities for ed-tech leaders and educators to utilize new tools and technologies to improve education and academic performance.

However, with the vast array of tools available, it’s essential to determine how they can be used to reimagine education and bring about positive change.

The ASU+GSV Summit serves as a platform for experts to discuss these challenges and how to address them.

The seminar highlighted the importance of utilizing the latest capabilities of new ed-tech tools and how they have changed the approach to instruction.

Paul LeBlanc, who has been instrumental in building SNHU, was one of the seminar’s speakers.

His expertise and experience in online education have helped him establish SNHU as a leading educational institution.


This shows that the shift towards online learning has the potential to revolutionize education and improve student performance.

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