The Future of Higher Education – Harnessing Software to Enhance Learning Outcomes & Support Teaching presented by David Levin, president and CEO, McGraw-Hill Education

As part of the Commission on Creating the Next in Education Speaker Series, David Levin, president and CEO, McGraw-Hill Education presents

The Future of Higher Education – Harnessing Software to Enhance Learning Outcomes & Support Teaching

In the next decade, higher education will undergo a profound transformation as technology changes the way instructors teach, data provides more insights into what students are learning, and institutions face increasing economic pressure. David Levin, President and CEO of McGraw-Hill Education will discuss: how the higher education landscape is evolving; pockets of the future that are evident today;  opportunities for creating deeper and richer educational experiences; and the work MHE is doing to incorporate learning science into the software and digital products it creates to improve outcomes for students.

About David Levin:

David Levin is the president and CEO of McGraw-Hill Education, a leading learning science company, and is responsible for the growth and management of its global business.

Since joining McGraw-Hill Education in April 2014, David has led the transformation of the company from a traditional textbook publisher to a learning science company with a vision of unlocking the full potential of each learner through an approach focused on:

  • An open ecosystem to foster a seamless learning experience
  • Robust and proven content to support individual learning goals
  • Adaptive technology for personalized learning and
  • Data and insights to drive decisions.

 Under his leadership, McGraw-Hill Education has moved to combine the science of learning with the art of teaching, harnessing technology in order to enhance learning inside and outside of the classroom and deepen connections between students and teachers. David is committed to renewing the company's culture, fostering an open, collaborative, and social environment.

Previously, David spent nine years as the chief executive of UBM, a multinational media company headquartered in London. During that time, he repositioned the business andshifted its focusto live events and online communities and away from its legacy magazines. Before joining UBM, David was chief executive of Symbian Software, the software group that built the operating system to power the first generation of smartphones.

David holds a bachelor's degree in politics, philosophy, and economics from Oxford University and a M.B.A. from Stanford University. He is a frequent speaker on educational issues and the transition from analog to digital.


Event Details


  • Thursday, September 1, 2016
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Room 1116

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