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April 13, 2022

ASU+GSV 2022: Learning Experience Design Panel

WGU participated in several panel discussions at ASU+GSV 2022 including this session, moderated by WGU SVP and the Executive Dean of the Teachers College, Dr. Mark David Milliron. 


During the pandemic, it became crystal clear that educators are essential workers. As they needed to bring traditional skills to the table in a new way, many teachers not used to the different modalities (virtual, or a hybrid model of in-person and remote learning) needed to help keep students engaged. Leaders in both K-12 and higher education had to scale – quickly – when it came to learning design and crafting materials and communications on how to work with new technologies.

In this engaging panel, audiences heard from K-12 education, higher education, and instructional design experts as they focus on lessons learned during the pandemic relating to innovative learning design, and the risks that educators continue to face in the general public confusing emergency remote learning with longstanding quality work in digital learning design. Listen as they discuss and share learnings from a lens of innovation for equity.



  • Mark Milliron, SVP of Western Governors University and Executive Dean of the Teachers College (moderator)
  • Kelvin Bentley, Senior Consultant, WGU Labs
  • Nate McClennen, VP of Strategy and Innovation, Getting Smart

As noted by Dr. Milliron, Dr. Kim Round, Academic Programs Director and Associate Dean, WGU Teachers College, was also scheduled as a panelist for this session but was unable to attend due to massive flight cancellations from storms. You can, however, read more from Dr. Round on the subject of Learning Experience Design here in the Learning Community. 

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