Overheard

ASU+GSV: Deborah Quazzo on embracing digital learning

WorkingNation interviews leaders in public, private, and nonprofit spheres attending the ASU+GSV Virtual Summit as part of our #WorkingNationOverheard campaign
By WorkingNation Editorial Team
September 29, 2020

When COVID-19 struck in the United States in early 2020, online learning took on new meaning.

“One-point-six billion people were thrown into the deep end of the online learning pool. Some were equipped to swim and some weren’t,” says Deborah Quazzo, the co-founder of the ASU+GSV Summit and a managing partner at GSV Ventures.

“We’ll come out of COVID with a lot of learnings in all of those sectors,” she says. “That’s what we hope to really flesh out and talk about at the summit, and have people walk away with some great inspiration about what they can do to be better. Both learners and teachers.”

Quazzo hopes that people taking part in the ASU+GSV Virtual Summit 2020 leave with the understanding that there is a need to prioritize access to digital learning.

“We have to continue to put weight behind making it better,” says Quazzo. “We’ve come a long way in terms of people’s acceptance of that concept, but I think we’re going to need to continue to break down the walls of traditional learning delivery if we have hope of hitting higher returns on education at scale.”

Quazzo was interviewed for the #WorkingNationOverheard series, in partnership with the Summit. You can find all the interviews on our YouTube channel.

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