“ The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking .” Albert Einstein A change of thinking is almost obligatory when considering the future of Higher Education. Last week was the final week of the MOOC Current/Future State of Higher Education (CHFE12); its overarching objective was to explore the influences and pressures facing universities today and to identify where higher education is headed. Numerous esteemed educators [including author and Georgia Tech's Richard Demillo and Vice Provost Joel Hartman of University of Central Florida] shared their knowledge, expertise, research, and in some cases predictions via webinars, to shed light on the conundrums within higher ed.
A philanthropist, one of America’s wealthiest men, was worried about faculty pensions.
By Goldie Blumenstyk Washington Community colleges "are in great danger of becoming indelibly separate and unequal institutions in the higher-education landscape," a Century Foundation task force warns in a report being released here on Thursday. To deal with what it calls "the increasing economic and racial isolation of students" at community colleges, the group also calls for major changes in how two-year colleges are financed and operated. Among its recommendations, the group urges states and the federal government to provide additional funds to two-year colleges that serve the neediest students, much in the way the federal Title I program works for elementary and secondary schools.
Add this massive infographic to the recent discussion of futuristic dorms and what education will look like in 2020 --and beyond. Designed by Michell Zappa’s Envisioning Technology (which also created that fantastic interactive infographic mapping the future of technology ), this chart maps innovations in education technology for the next few decades. Click to enlarge.
By Andrew Delbanco
At this year’s TED x VillanovaU event , Michele Pistone — a professor at Villanova School of Law— spoke about the future of higher education.
In 2020, students may be able to travel to faraway continents, and attend a school halfway around the world. Experts predict technology will facilitate distance learning outside of traditional classrooms, according to a survey published by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. In the study, 1,021 education experts and stakeholders including technology researchers, university directors, venture capitalists and Ivy League university professors, relayed their predictions about the future of higher education.
As online learning continues to grow in popularity and availability, the career outlook for some professionals is looking bright. Jobs in 2017 may not require a degree from a traditional school. Liberty University Online took a look at five jobs that will be very attractive to students who are earning their degree online while working or parenting.