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The three things universities must do to survive disruption

The three things universities must do to survive disruption

The nature of global communication (for better and worse) has changed. Virtually all young people in Australia spend an average of nine hours a day online and about three hours of that interacting on social media. That means they spend more time online than sleeping. Smartphones and smart technologies are our personal assistants with diary, shopping, research, translation, social and telecommunications capabilities […] … learn more→

Does Higher Ed have the courage to disrupt itself?

Does Higher Ed have the courage to disrupt itself?

I’ve been thinking a great deal lately about how disruption will play out in American higher education. My hopes – and concerns – reflect a bedrock belief that America’s colleges and universities operate on an unsustainable finance model that must adapt to new realities. It is impossible to predict how many colleges and universities have the capacity […] … learn more→

Let’s all go MOOC ourselves: Some suggestive reflections on technology and education

Let’s all go MOOC ourselves: Some suggestive reflections on technology and education

I have found Walter Breau’s post, “Big Bang Disruption,” to be extremely thought-provoking. That said, neither I nor anyone else should hold him in any way responsible for anything that follows in this post (or, for that matter, anything that has preceded this paragraph in this post). If one compares the life cycles of gadgets […] … learn more→