29 Jan 19:00

The Next Generation of Online Higher Education

About this Event
Berkeley Global and the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) are thrilled to offer the sixth in our series of collaborative events welcoming professors and industry experts in an engaging online panel discussion.

The accelerated transfer of almost every component of higher education into the online realm in 2020 has forever changed the perception of online higher education. While the education sector was expecting a progressive transformation from increasing internationalization and student mobility to increasing blended and online learning, the COVID-19 crisis accelerated the process so dramatically that institutions world-wide are now either struggling for survival or engaged in a global race for online growth.

Together with leading experts in higher education, we will explore:

New perspectives on pedagogy and it needs to evolve from teacher-centered in-person courses to hybrid and online courses centered around the students.
New challenges of online education at scale.
New ways of engaging with students, faculty and academic administrators.
New types of collaboration between higher education institutions and the prospect of emerging 'mega-universities' with a single brand on a global scale.
New organizational structures for higher education institutions to optimize efficiency and resources.
Join us to enjoy a special blend of expertise making the link between the pan European cooperation of CNAM and Bucharest Business School, and the unique cooperation of Berkeley Global and CNAM.


Friday January 29th, 2021

09:00 - 10:15 Pacific Standard Time

18:00 - 19:15 Central European Time

This event will be delivered online via Zoom. Access information will be shared via Eventbrite notification the day of the event. If you do not receive the Zoom access information, please contact us via the Eventbrite app.


10 minutes - Welcome Remarks and Introductions

45 minutes - Panel Discussion

15 minutes - Q&A with Audience

5 minutes - Final Remarks and Closing


Dorel Paraschiv is Vice Rector of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies since 2012 with a great expertise in international business and going global strategy. MBA professor (2004), Doctoral coordinator in international business (2016), manager and member of 15 international projects and more than 30 scientific deliverables (books, chapters, reports, articles) with international exposure. President of the Socio- Economic Panel of the National Ministry of Education Council for Diplomas Recognition. Associate professor, in different years, at World Bank Institute, Washington, WU Vienna, EDC Paris and CNAM Paris. Consultant for different multinational companies in strategy and change management in Central and Eastern Europe.

Jean-Michel Raicovitch is Professor and Chair of Marketing - CNAM, Co-President of ADETEM - French Marketing Association. After a long and distinguished marketing career, including many years of management positions at Accenture and Accor, Jean-Michel Raicovitch is now fully dedicated to educating the marketers of tomorrow and his marketing non-profit association work.

Dr. Sharon Doyle is Assistant Dean at UC Berkeley Extension. Dr. Sharon Doyle is a leader in adult and continuing education with emphasis in Science, Mathematics and Biotechnology. Following her passion for research, education and transforming scientific knowledge into impactful practice, she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley and later as a Group Leader in Technology Development at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Sharon’s research in protein engineering, X-ray crystallography, and protein interaction analysis led to numerous research publications, book chapters and an issued U. S. patent. She has also served as a consultant and project manager for research centers and for impact organizations. At UC Berkeley Extension, Sharon leads academic design and innovation of online education practices and methods that aim to empower education institutions to maximize their impact in their communities and globally.

Dr. Frederick T. Wehrle is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at UC Berkeley Extension. He is a researcher specialized in innate human behavior and an expert in academic innovation and design. At Berkeley, he is developing fully integrated trans-disciplinary study programs that allow students and lifelong learners to acquire the specific skill set they need to succeed in their careers in the upcoming 4th industrial revolution. With his team, he brings together world-leading researchers from Berkeley and industry experts from Silicon Valley who work and teach at the forefront of academic innovation. In his prior positions, he has founded the Center for Global Engagement of Planeta Education and Universities France, he directed Accreditation and International Relations at Groupe EDC and served as Academic Director at Groupe IGS. He founded the Eye-Tracking Lab of ICD International Business School and has lectured at UC Berkeley, Grupo Planeta, Groupe EDC, Groupe IGS, University of Paris 1, Toulouse Business School, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, and Groupe IAM.