New university models jan2015 print. A new model for higher education? Last month I mentioned that business schools, through their graduate degrees and executive education programmes, might be the first to feel the heat of the changing market for higher education.
Turns out that may not be true – it might be the undergraduate market, quickly followed by the rest of higher education. Globally. Arizona State University, or ASU, and edX, a partnership between MIT and Harvard, recently announced an initiative that will allow students to do their entire first year of an undergraduate programme online. According to the announcement of this new "alternative entry into higher education" on ASU’s website: “The Global Freshman Academy will give learners anywhere in the world the opportunity to earn freshman-level university credit after successfully completing a series of digital immersion courses hosted on edX, designed and taught by leading scholars from ASU.
A bespoke degree Some good news for students Some important questions Might this become a global phenomenon? One Hundred Great Ideas for Higher Education. Editor’s Note: In celebration of the hundredth issue of Academic Questions, we present “One Hundred Great Ideas for Higher Education”—a wide range of ideas from a wide range of contributors with a wide range of interests in higher education.
Some ideas are ready to be executed immediately, others to be contemplated for future action, some are brand new, others leavened with forgotten wisdom, but as a whole they offer incontrovertible proof of the enormous vitality among those who wish to see improvement and reform in higher education today. We thank all the contributors for their efforts, and many thanks also to Ashley Thorne, who helped the editors track and coordinate this ambitious project.
Examining post-college transitions of recent college graduates, Josipa Roksa and I have found that course transcripts are seldom considered by employers in the hiring process. CREATE UNIVERSITY TASK FORCES ON INTELLECTUAL PLURALISM Stephen H. It’s time to give it life. Go green! Less booze. 1. Four Radically Different Models in Higher Ed Worth Considering. There are radical models in higher education worth examining that challenge the conventional model of undergraduate education; the traditional model representing a four-year on-campus program that includes instruction by faculty or teaching assistants, institution-determined course selections guided by the credit-hour formula, transcripts with GPA calculations, etc.
Yet there are countless articles and posts that cry out for reformed models of higher education, even more that provide suggestions and remedies. Yet there are few models in practice that offer face-to-face education experiences that are truly transformational. However, I suggest the four models presented here are worth pondering; two created from scratch, and two that changed within an existing framework. To reiterate, the institutions discussed here are not virtual schools, each provides face-to-face undergraduate learning experiences where technology is leveraged to facilitate learning. 1) Quest University Canada. New Models of Higher Education. In recent years, a succession of new educational models have been held up as the future of higher education.
The next-generation university, we are told, will be built around flipped classrooms. Or competency-based education. Or, perhaps, clicks will replace bricks, with instruction moving online. Team-based learning, mentored research, collaborative education emphasizing peer-to-peer instruction, or problem-based learning – these, too, have been called the future of a post-secondary education. 6 signs of disruption: What higher education can learn from healthcare. When it comes to industry disruption, traditional healthcare organizations have many battle scars.
Visits to the hospital emergency room are being replaced by visits to an urgent care center at the local strip mall. Traditional doctor referrals are being replaced by smartphone apps that direct consumers to low-cost, highly rated doctors. Forbes Welcome. Time to decide nature education report. Education ambivalence.