We are in the midst of interesting and uncertain change right now and the educational and training landscape is quickly evolving, likely for the long term. Now that people are becoming used to and expect to live in an online environment, what does that mean for leaders in both the military and private sectors? The mindset is shifting, but where do our experts think education and training are heading and where do they think it should head? What are the challenges and opportunities? What are the benefits and challenges to new technology like virtual reality and augmented reality?

A panel of distinguished military leaders and private sector discuss the future of education from varying perspectives based on both past experience and current challenges.

The event is hosted and organized by the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) Panel


  • Zebrina Warner, Program Director, Institute for Defense and Business

Panelists include:

  • LtGen Mike Dana, USMC (Ret), IDB Executive Fellow and Visionary
  • Col Tom Gordon, Director, USMC Command & Staff College
  • Prof. Steven King, UNC Hussman Media and Journalism School, Professor of Emerging Technologies (VR/AR/AI)

The panel took place on Monday, June 27th at 2:00 PM EST.

A recording of the panel can be found on the IDB YouTube channel: