Education in the Age of Covid and Beyond

Education in the Age of Covid and Beyond Panel Discussion

9:20 AM – 10:10 AM

Moderator: Dr. Karen Lynne-Daniels Ivy

Panel Members: Dr. Olin Oedekoven, Prof. Hellicy C. Ng’ambi PhD, Mark Mills, Dr. Jeanette Patterson, Aubrey Carruth

About the Panel Discussion

The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped education for today and probably for the future. Our society is changing at a rapid rate, as is the nature of students, their needs, expectations and the careers, lifestyles and interests that motivate them to learn.  Dr. Ivy stated, “Never lose the opportunity of a crisis.”   There are several points we can learn from the challenges of adapting through this crisis!  Any organization that does not adapt, iterate, and evolve with the ever-transient nature of our modern-day world, will categorically be left behind and ultimately may not survive.  Technology will continue to play a big role in this continued shift as we think of collaboration tools, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Digital transformation is no longer an option, but a necessity. How will the educational arena embrace these changes? This esteemed panel of industry thought leaders will emphasize how we as a global society must adapt to be successful. The right time is now!


Dr. Karen Ivy

Department Chair

Full Professor

Forbes School of Business &  Technology

Prof. Hellicy C. Ng’ambi

PhD, Vice Chancellor, Full Professor

Mulungushi University

Dr. Olin O. Oedekoven

President & CEO Peregrine Leadership Institute

Dr. Jeanette Patterson

Executive Director Learning Services Colorado Adams County School District 14

Mark Mills

 President  Digital Power Group

Aubrey Carruth

K-12 and Higher Education Instructor