The Future of Higher Education as an Industry

October 18, 2016

Georgetown U's Carnevale: Unbundling is 'Separating Gold from Gravel'

Education DIVE

  • "Nobody thinks of higher education, from an economic perspective, as four-year colleges anymore. Now, the common phrase is postsecondary education and training." Anthony Carnevale, one of the world’s leading experts on workforce development and higher ed shared his insights on the future of higher education as an industry.

Driving Academic Innovation

Inside Higher Ed

  • Driving academic innovation is a truly wicked problem. There is the motivational challenge: Convincing stakeholders that there is a pressing problem that needs to be solved, without diluting the quality of an education. Then there is the bystander challenge: Whenever responsibility for solving a problem is diffuse, no one is likely to take charge. Yet given the right circumstances and incentives, academic innovation is certainly possible. Steven Mintz analyzes the challenges to progress.

New, Different and Adaptive: The New Keys to Education and Employability

Getting Smart

  • The business and education worlds are undeniably connected, and we are living in an age of unprecedented shifts in our economy —One-third of Americans are expected to make their living through freelancing, or project-based work, by 2020— So here are five ways to ensure today's students are being prepared for future college and career success.

Are Traditional College Campuses Going the Way of Blockbuster and Circuit City?

The Washington Post

  • Online education is surely putting stress on traditional residential colleges, but it is unlikely to put many of them out of business. College could become a blended experience for many students, in that it will be neither fully in person nor all online.

Technology Will Replace Many Doctors, Lawyers, and Other Professionals

Harvard Business Review

  • Faced with the claim that AI and robots are poised to replace most of today’s workforce, most mainstream professionals — doctors, lawyers, accountants, and so on — believe they will emerge largely unscathed. But even highly educated workers aren’t safe from automation. The professions need to change. Technology may force them to.

Using Technological Innovation to Address Humanity’s Grand Challenges

The Huffington Post

  • What if a simple blood test could help cure cancer by early detection? Or, what if we could “edit” the human genome to correct disease genes? Driving this technological revolution is Singularity University. The university aims to resolve twelve global grand challenges facing humanity today: learning, water, space, health, prosperity, environment, food, energy, security, disaster resilience, governance and shelter.

Barnes & Noble College Charts Success for Non-Traditional Students

Education DIVE

  • It’s true that today’s students just aren’t what they used to be. t’s a trend that’s forcing colleges and universities to evolve their social and academic experience to cater to the different needs and expectations of non-traditional students, and with this segment projected to grow more than twice as fast as traditional-aged students in the next six years, colleges and universities must urgently evolve their social and academic experiences.

National University of Singapore’s use of skills data sparks debate

Times Higher Education

  • The National University of Singapore is using data on employer demand and graduate supply from government agencies to construct courses at its new School of Continuing and Lifelong Education. The university’s use of big data to shape degree programmes has prompted a global debate on the extent to which curricula should be aligned with industry needs.

What Makes a College President?

Education DIVE

  • With sweeping changes in technology and student profile, colleges and universities find themselves in a constant cycle of identifying and responding to pressing institutional needs. The top priority in addressing these issues is the demand to find sustainable leadership. Leading institutional and advocacy officials in higher education discuss the most important characteristics for a 21st century college president.

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Student-Led Game Making and Learning (Oct. 19)
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Instructional Tools for Personalized Learning: Insights from a Student and Superintendent (Oct. 20)

iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium (Oct. 25-28)
Educause 2016 (Oct. 25-28)
ePIC 2016 - 14th conference on ePortfolios, Open Badges, Personal Ledgers, Identities, Trust, Blockchains (Oct. 26-28)
The 13th Annual Open Education Conference (Nov. 2-4)
National Education Week (Nov. 9-11)
ICERI 2016: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (Nov. 14-16)
DevLearn 2016 (Nov. 16-18)
OEB Online Educa Berlin 2016 (Nov. 30- Dec. 2)
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