Education 3.0: Connecting the Learning Experience

The webinar series hosted by Yellowdig's Founder and CEO began in July 2022 and continued through January 2023, featuring industry leaders from various educational institutions looking to the future of Education, Engagement, and Human Connection. 

About the Series

Amplifying the conversation

Yellowdig is devoted to creating a connected learning experience for students, and we are lucky to work with many leaders who are transforming this space. Each webinar will feature a unique leader to share their experience and expertise around the topic. The conversations in this webinar will resonate with institutions that are looking to create a fully connected experience for their learners from admission to alumni.

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Meet the Speakers

Mark Milliron

Mark Milliron, PhD - July 25th

President & CEO of National University
Dr. Mark David Milliron is an award-winning leader, author, speaker, and consultant who works with universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, foundations, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and around the world. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Western Governors University and Executive Dean of the School of Education. 
Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D. - Aug. 8th

Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D. - Aug. 8th

Vice Provost for Digital Learning @University of Central Florida
As the Vice Provost for Digital Learning, Dr. Cavanagh oversees the distance learning strategy, policies, and practices of one of the nation’s largest universities. Dr. Cavanagh is also an award-winning instructional designer, program manager, and administrator. His experience has earned him positions on a number of state and national online learning boards and made him a frequent presenter at industry conferences. His research interests include e-learning, technical communication, and the societal influence of technology on education, training, culture, and commerce.
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Karen Vignare, Ph.D. - Aug. 22th

VP, Digital Transformation for Student Success & ED, Personalized Learning Consortium
Karen Vignare, Ph.D., M.B.A, is a strategic innovator leveraging emerging technologies to improve access, success and flexibility within higher education. As Executive Director, for the Personalized Learning Consortium at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Karen manages a network of universities committed to student success through personalization. She also oversees the adaptive courseware grant providing leadership and support to eight pioneering universities which are scaling adaptive courseware in introductory level courses.
Sukhwant Jhaj - Sept. 12th

Sukhwant Jhaj - Sept. 12th

Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Student Achievement @ASU

Trained as a designer, Sukhwant Jhaj uses design thinking to discover new solutions for incremental and disruptive challenges facing higher education. Jhaj pursues ways to create greater levels of student success for all learners across all degree types. He works to identify new ways the university can improve learning outcomes. Jhaj is also the dean of University College, an instrumental and significant part of ASU’s efforts to enhance retention, graduation, and overall student achievement. Jhaj is also a professor of practice in The Design School within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.


John Katzman - Sept. 26th

CEO @Noodle Partners

John Katzman is an American EdTech pioneer. He has established a number of companies that assist students with their studies and career choices, including Princeton Review, 2U, and Noodle Partners. The last two companies are online program managers. Katzman has also authored books on the subject.


Wally Boston - Oct. 10th

President Emeritus @American Public University System
In 2021, Dr. Wallace Boston co-founded Green Street Impact Partners, a private equity firm focusing on investing in education technology companies that can scale and positively impact the success of learners throughout the K-12, higher education, and workforce development continuum. Dr. Wallace Boston was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of American Public University System (APUS) and its parent company, American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) in July 2004. 
Aaron Rasmussen - Oct. 24th

Aaron Rasmussen - Oct. 24th

CEO @Outlier, Co-Founder @MasterClass
Rasmussen co-founded the online education platform MasterClass with David Rogier in 2012, and was responsible for its style and production processes. In 2018, Rasmussen founded, a university-level education platform that allows students to take online classes for college credit that are accredited by the University of Pittsburgh.
Vibhas Madan - Nov. 7th

Vibhas Madan - Nov. 7th

Dean @Lebow School of Business at Drexel University
Vibhas Madan, PhD, professor of economics, was appointed dean of Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business in December 2020 after serving as interim dean since November 2019. He joined the Dean’s Office in July 2018 as senior associate dean for academic programs. Prior to that, he served as the head of the Economics Department and then as the founding director of the School of Economics, which was launched as a new school within the College in 2013.
Stephen Kosslyn

Stephen Kosslyn - Jan. 9th (Formerly Nov. 15th)

President of Active Learning Sciences Inc.
Stephen Kosslyn is the Founder and CEO of Foundry College. He is also currently the President of Active Learning Sciences. Prior, he was Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute. He was also Director of the Center of Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences and Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.
Constance St. Germain, Ed.D., J.D. - Dec. 5th

Constance St. Germain, Ed.D., J.D. - Dec. 5th

Provost & SVP Academic Affairs @Capella University
Constance St. Germain, Ed.D., J.D. joined Capella University in 2017 and serves as the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. She is responsible for leading the university in achieving superior outcomes and impact. In her position, St. Germain provides leadership, in collaboration with other university stakeholders, on all aspects related to accreditation, faculty affairs, institutional policy, curriculum & programs, academic success and assessment.
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Michael Webb Ph.D. - Dec. 5th

Director of Innovation @Capella University
 Accomplished leader with proven ability to energize and transform education through diverse teams. Focused on leveraging open innovation and design thinking to achieve professional outcomes and return on investment for learners.
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Anant Agarwal - Dec. 19th

Chief Platform Officer @2U
Anant Agarwal is 2U’s chief platform officer, guiding and furthering the company’s vision to increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere. He founded and served as CEO of edX, where he directed its evolution into one of the world’s leading online learning platforms. 
Dr. Susan Aldridge

Dr. Susan Aldridge - Jan. 16th

Higher Education Leader and Consultant
Dr Susan Aldridge is a highly accomplished and widely recognized higher education leader, strategist, and futurist, Dr. Susan Aldridge has held executive leadership positions in some of the country’s largest universities including the former president of Drexel University Online.

Meet the Host

Shaunak Roy, Yellowdig's Founder & CEO

Shaunak is the founder and CEO of Yellowdig. Yellowdig is a community-driven active learning platform adopted by over 130 colleges and universities, K12 schools, and corporate training clients.

Yellowdig’s mission is to transform every classroom into an active, social, and experiential learning community.
Shaunak graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from IIT Bombay and completed his graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Prior to founding Yellowdig, Shaunak spent a decade advising global companies on technology, strategy, and growth.

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