William Nix, Chairman of Creative Projects Group®, was a Roundtable Participant in the "Education: Disrupted Enhancing Creativity & Learning Through Music, Media & Technology" hosted on Pepperdine's Malibu campus by  Craig Detweiler, Professor and Director of Pepperdine University's Center for Entertainment, Media & Culture, and Frank Fitzpatrick, Creativity Expert & CEO/Founder of EarthTone.

Education: Disrupted

Enhancing Creativity & Learning Through Music, Media & Technology

"Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status." - Ken Robinson

Case Study - An Interactive Future
Transforming Education with Music, Story and Interactive Technology

Case Study - WHY Music
The essential role of music in fostering engagement and creativity

Hosted by:

Craig Detweiler, Director, Center for Entertainment, Media & Culture
Frank Fitzpatrick, Creativity Expert & CEO/Founder of EarthTones

Produced by:

Lance Court, Pepperdine Lead Technology Analyst
Patti Dobrowolski, Up Your Creative Genius
Claudette LaCour, Pepperdine Graduate School of Education
Kathryn Linehan, Pepperdine Center for Entertainment, Media & Culture
Jennifer Loria, Earth Tones and WHY Music
Russell Nickerson, Reel Memories Video


Pepperdine University
Villa Graziadio Executive Center, Seminar Room 159 and Learning Center Room 155
24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263


February 28, 2014

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m .


  • Nolan Bushnell: Game Technology Meets Brain Science for Enhanced Learning
  • Estaban Moctezuma Barragan: Because We Didn't Know it was Impossible...We Did It.
  • Hal Davidson: The Digital Transformation: Disrupting the Curve
  • Linda Pollin: Unbundling Technology
  • Jon Phillips: Personalized Learning: Essential Tenets for Success
  • Jennifer Groff: Deeper Learning and Creating: With and Without Technology
  • Erik Gregory: Beyond Tests and Technology: Helping Students Flourish
  • Cynthia Young: Connecting and Collaborating for Scalability and Sustainability
  • Eric Hamilton: The Revolution of Imagination, Design, Media and Agency in Future Learning Environments
  • Frank Fitzpatrick: WHY Music: Creativity and the Technologies of Emotion
  • Christopher Nicholls: Fantasia: Music Evolved

Participants in Roundtable:

  • Esteban Moctezuma Barragan - Executive Chairman, Esperanza Azteca & President of Fundación Azteca
  • Nolan Bushnell – Founder & CEO, BrainRush & Founder, Atari
  • Nancy Cushing-Jones – Chief Publishing & Transmedia Officer, BroadLit, and Partner, BroadThink
  • Hall Davidson – Sr. Director, Global Learning Initiatives at Discovery Education
  • Craig Detweiler – Director, Pepperdine University's Center for Entertainment, Media & Culture
  • Frank Fitzpatrick – Founder / Director, EarthTones
  • Erik Gregory – Learner Wellbeing and Experience, Pearson Foundation
  • Jennifer Groff - Researcher at MIT Media Lab, VP Learning Games Network.
  • Eric Hamilton – Chair, Ed.D in Learning Technologies Program, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University
  • Martine Jago - Associate Dean, Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University
  • Kathryn Linehan – Manager, Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture, Pepperdine University
  • Christopher Nicholls – Executive Producer of Fantasia: Music Evolved at Disney Interactive
  • William Nix – Chairman, Creative Projects Group
  • Jon Phillips – Managing Director, Strategy for Dell Services' Global Education
  • Linda Polin - Director of the Ed. D. in Educational Technology and Professor of Education, Pepperdine University - Graduate School of Eduucation and Psychology
  • Jonathan See – CIO, Pepperdine University
  • Debbie Wideroe – President of Widerøe Group; Visiting Professor and Director, Internship Program – Communication Division, Pepperdine University
  • Robert Williams – Associate Professor of Political Science, Pepperdine University
  • Cynthia Young – Director of Development at Journeys In Film

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