On day three of the 2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, a BE Smart panel titled, “21st Century Learning: Engaging Minds Through Innovative Learning,” broached the effectiveness of blended learning methods at home, school and work.

Hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the panel was moderated by Suzanne Walsh who serves as the Deputy Director, Post Secondary Education for the foundation. Panelists included Nina Ugwuomo, founder/CEO of Student Dream; Jhan Doughty Berry, Executive Director, Talent Development and Diversity for Educational Testing Service; Muriel A. Howard, Ph.D., President of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities; and Jedidah Isler, Ph.D., the first African American woman to graduate from Yale with a Ph.D. in astrophysics, the ladies agreed that innovative learning is needed in helping students succeed not only in college, but in the workforce as well.

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