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The Future of Higher Education

the FUTURE What's in store for the future of our universities? According to one survey, a great deal of change can be expected. of- Higher Education A majority of respondents said they believe higher education will be quite different in 2020 than it is now. For centuries, technology has changed education. Thanks to more recent !THE CONFLICT developments, knowledge and learning no longer need to be tied to a college campus. 77% RECENT DEVELOPMENTS of surveyed college presidents say their school offers NLINE COURSES that are changing the face of education: Various Pew Studies have revealed how Americans really feel about higher education today. Cloud-based computing For-profit Digital textbooks Mobile Online connectivity universities services like iTunes U 84% 75% 60% 57% of adults say the U.S. higher of college graduates say going to college was a good investment of adults say of adults Non-profit learning organizations Specialized training centers that provide credentials viewed universities as High-quality streaming video college is too education expensive for most system fails to provide having a positive effect on how things students with a are going in the country. Americans good value for their money. for them. to afford. WHAT'S IN STORE? MODEST CHANGE SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE SCENARIO SCENARIO Digital stakeholders were asked to weigh two scenarios for 2020. Modest Change Scenario: Higher education will not be much different in 2020 than it is today. Substantial Change Scenario: Higher education will be much different in 2020 than it is today. Students will be using large screens, teleconferencing, personal wireless smart devices in classrooms. There will be a mass adoption of teleconferencing and distance learning. "Hybrid" classes will combine online learning Most universities will require in-person, on-campus attendance to traditional courses and lectures. with less-frequent on-campus, in-person class meetings. Universities' assessment of learning will incorporate more individually-oriented outcomes. Universities' assessment of learning and graduation requirements will be about the same. Graduation requirements will significantly change 39% 60% agreed with this scenario agreed with this scenario ! WAYS COLLEGES MAY CHANGE Here are some of the major themes and arguments the responders made: BRICKS REPLACED BY CLICKS? Some say universities' influence could be altered as new technology options emerge; others say 'locatedness' is still vital for an optimal outcome. "Universities will adopt new pedagogical approaches while retaining the core of traditional methods." "Economic realities will drive technological innovation forward by 2020, creating less uniformity in higher education. "Higher education will vigorously adopt new teaching approaches, propelled by opportunity and efficiency as well as student and parent "Higher education lags in preparing young people for new kinds of futures in which they will have to learn how to learn." demands." "Collaborative ""Distance learning' is a divisive issue. It is viewed with disdain "Change is happening incrementally, but these adjustments will not be universal education with peer-to-peer learning will become a bigger reality and will challenge the lecture format and focus on 'learning by many who don't see it as effective; others anticipate great advances in knowledge-sharing tools by 2020." in most institutions by 2020." how to learn." "Frustration and "Competency, credentialing and certification are likely..." "...yet institutional barriers may prevent widespread degree customization." doubt mark the prospect of change within the academy." Source: .------------- The Best Colleges Information provided by: © 000 You are free: to Share - to copy, distribute and transmit the work %24 POSITIVE NEUTRAL NEGATIVE %24

The Future of Higher Education

shared by Samanthawilliams on Mar 15
How to transform the higher ed learning experience. Like this infographic, we believe the landscape will change drastically in the next few years.


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