Category Archives: future of education

Thoughts on Kevin Carey’s University of Everywhere

Kevin Carey has a forthcoming book on the future of education, which I’m looking forward to.  The Washington Post offered a taste of it with an overview article, “One vision of tomorrow’s college: Cheap, and you get an education, not … Continue reading

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A Democratic party opportunity on higher education

This month has seen interesting signs of a potential partisan split on higher education.  That would be a major shift in American party politics, as both Democrats and Republicans have generally joined hands since 2008 in pressuring campuses to cut … Continue reading

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The current state of online learning: the Babson report

What’s the current state of online learning?  A new report from Babson, Pearson, the Online Learning Consortium et al, Grade Level (pdf), offers some intriguing observations about campus strategy and leadership. One is that a huge gap yawns open between … Continue reading

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One university adds a class of senior citizens

One American campus has followed my advice about creating academic programs for senior citizens.  Stanford University now offers the Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI). In partnership with the Stanford Center on Longevity, our yearlong program utilizes the wealth of innovation and knowledge at … Continue reading

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A class of seniors: a new opportunity for higher education

Are American universities and colleges on the cusp of enrolling a new student population? For many people “college” means an educational experience populated by at students aged 18-22.  This traditional-age demographic is a popular one for our imagination of higher education, despite the … Continue reading

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Some university presidents on the future of education

What do college and university presidents think of the future of higher education?  eCampus News has an interesting summary of a recent think-tank-y project, wherein 14 chief executive officers from a diverse group of institutions participated in two separate sessions … Continue reading

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Considering a year of bloggery

Looking back on 2014, I was curious about this blog’s most popular posts.  WordPress generated helpful stats, which shed some light on what readers look for in this bloghouse. So what were you most curious about in 2014, my blogospheric audience? … Continue reading

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