Stephen C. Ehrmann has received two national awards for his contributions to distance education research. He has served as Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning at the George Washington University; Associate Director for Research and Evaluation at the Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation at the University System of Maryland; Vice President of the non-profit Teaching Learning and Technology Group; Director of the Flashlight Program for the Evaluation of Educational Uses of Technology; Senior Program Officer for Interactive Technologies with the Annenberg/CPB Projects; Program Officer with the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE); and Director of Educational Research and Assistance at The Evergreen State College. He earned a Ph.D. in management and higher education from MIT.
His newest book is Pursuing Quality, Access, and Affordability: A Field Guide to Improving Higher Education ( https://bit.ly/3fold-Stylus ). That web page includes a link to the book's first chapter, detailing why it's urgent that institutions improve all three kinds of outcomes. Of the book, Carol Geary Schneider has written, "[It] provides a persuasive, practical, and long-view guide to implementing transformative educational change across an entire institution and ultimately, US higher education as a whole." Prof. Adrianna Kezar of USC has called it "one of the most important books in higher education in decades." InsideHigherEd called it a "must-read."
3-minute video summarizing a few of the book's key points: http://bit.ly/pursuing-intro
EDUCAUSE Review article on four specific ways in which technology can be used to amplify 3fold gains: https://bit.ly/3fold-edtech
Playlist of more YouTube talks about this research: https://bit.ly/3foldplaylist
Liberal Education article describing the 3fold gain framework, spotlighting the need for cross-sector coalitions to achieve 3fold gains: https://www.aacu.org/article/improving-quality-access-and-affordability
Inside Higher Education interview (text): http://bit.ly/IHE-Ehrmann
Today's institutional leaders, working to improve their quality of learning, equitable access, and affordability at scale, can magnify those 3fold gains with four uses of technology.
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