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ESF's Digital Future?
Scott Turneron 24 October 2013
Transcript of ESF's Digital Future?
University of Phoenix et al.?
Online education is coming
Large market forces
Burdensome student debt
Cheaper, faster and broader communications networks
Increasing competitiveness in the higher education market
Greater student mobility
Challenges from educational entrepreneurs
Declining state support
Pressure on government discretionary spending
Maintenance of quality education?
Alienation of professor from student?
Impersonalization of education?
Liberation from "brick-and-mortar" constraints
More effective use of time and talent
Creative approaches to curriculum
Truly cooperative education
Branding, branding, branding
Online education promises to be a game-changer
This is not distance-learning
There is a shakeout coming
Institutions that survive will be those that master education in this new world
Institutions that sustain excellence will be those that are
willing to grasp the future and ...
“It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent upon each other in so complex a manner. . .
There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that ... from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.”
Over to you ...
Or bottom up?
But how, precisely?