Overheard

ASU+GSV Summit 2021: Scott Pulsipher on access for the working learner

Education and tech leaders convene to share innovative ideas about what's to come
By Laura Aka
August 11, 2021

Western Governors University is a fully accredited online institution with career-aligned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in IT, teaching, business, and healthcare and designed to help working professionals fit an online university education into their busy lives. “If individuals don’t have internet access, we certainly are going to find ourselves in a situation where large portions of our people are not able to engage in the economy and change their lives,” says WGU president Scott Pulsipher.

“Today’s student is very much a working learner. So, we have to figure out how to fit their education pursuits into their already busy lives,” says Pulsipher, adding micro-credentials are a key pathway going forward.

Click here to learn more about Western Governors University.

WorkingNation—a collaborating partner of the ASU+GSV Summit—spoke with Pulsipher in San Diego as part of our #WorkingNationOverheard social media series.

Hear from more innovators in education and tech in the public, private, and nonprofit spheres attending the ASU+GSV Summit 2021 here.

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