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QCC Dean Helps Improve the Learning Experience

August, 2017

Pat Schmohl, Quinsigamond Community College Interim Dean of the School of Healthcare, was recently interviewed by Blackboard Inc., for a new white paper exploring the future of higher education, “Future Forward: The Next Twenty Years of Higher Education,” being released in conjunction with Blackboard’s 20th anniversary. Blackboard Inc. is a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement.

Pat SchmohlIn the white paper, Mr. Schmohl discusses his thoughts on higher education and what he feels is the most important developments in the last 20 years (the use of the mobile phones in learning), in addition to what he believes college will look like in 20 years (“We will still need to have human-to-human interaction for training and learning…”).

Mr. Schmohl was also selected to participate in the Blackboard MVP Program. The program, run by Blackboard, Inc., consists of faculty members, administrators, educators and instructional designers who have proven themselves as leaders in the education technology community. Members of the Blackboard MVP Program receive exclusive access to professional development trainings and are invited to private product briefings and roadmap sessions with Blackboard executives. They will also share their expertise by answering questions and assisting other users on the Blackboard Community site and through their own personal blogs, Blackboard blogs, social media, Tweetups, virtual office hours and more.  

To view the white paper in full, visit