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Phil Long, a veteran strategist in technology and learning, comments on some of the most asked-about challenges for higher education institutions today.
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Interesting article and job title… Chief Innovation Officer.. they quote says the pace of change never seems to slow down… no, it probably doesn’t… although as humans we have quite an impressive capacity to still throw a cog in the change wheels and do what we can to stifle change itself. I make this comment as someone that works in a university. We look at change often from a macro perspective and analyze the external forces… technology, business processes, government policy, etc. But what about at the base level… in the actual organizations… who is it that is driving this change? Often not the people you think. Imagine you have a new idea you want to test out with colleagues… it takes a week to organize a meeting, 3-4 weeks to have the meeting, another few weeks for people to digest and make comments and become acclimatized to that idea… then another 4 weeks until the next meeting where we invite others to discuss… and then discuss a little more… and as we like to do in a university…understand and debate whether it is a good idea… 6-7 months have passed… Is there a point that an organization gets to where it is no longer capable of change…or of moving forward… personally I think so. This is when disruption happens. When the organization stops and change keeps going. At the end of the day, an organization is the sum of its people. If we want to move seamlessly into the future as an organization that is ready for the many forces that are now impacting our world… Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Block Chain… to name just a few… then we need to look at ourselves, as individuals. It’s about each of us starting to change the way we think, how we learn, how we engage with each other…in my humble opinion, universities have lost the ability and capacity to do what they were originally intended to do. But hey, what do I know.
Online-only Woolf University aims to charge $57,600 (£41,462) for its first degrees
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Is this a first attempt at an alternative business model in higher education? or a first mover advantage into an area that many would argue is the future? Having said that, the cost of the education still seems exorbitantly high? If we are going to innovate education by creating new business models, should we not be thinking about reducing tuition costs first? The future of education will continue to be driven by both social and economic need. The current education system that has become exceedingly top heavy, overly bureaucratic and too expensive was built to service the industrial revolution (i.e. economic and social need). This current idea of a block chain university, in my opinion, is not pushing the boundaries far enough. It’s building a traditional system on top of the block… oh, wait.. isn’t that what we have done with online education too… moved traditional teaching online… maybe we need to start over? Maybe the very people that created, and continue to run the current system, are not the right people to change it?
Spread the loveArtificial intelligence is becoming a part of our daily reality, so we should anticipate it making changes in the realm of education. We are already becoming invested in our personal AI assistants, such as Siri and Alexa, and we are eagerly awaiting self-driving vehicles. What was once only considered a future possibility is here – and it is here to stay. According to research, the compound annual growth rate of artificial intelligence in education is expected to be “47.50% during the period 2017-2021.” That’s a huge leap! As our lives become more intertwined with technology and AI, it …
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This article while pertinent is a little light on how significant the impact of AI will be on education. What a lot of thought leaders are neglecting to mention, or consider, is the ‘interaction’ that this technology will have with VR, AR, Big Data and the block chain. These emerging technologies individually will have a great deal of impact, but the exponential impact that these technologies will have together will be transformational.
There are multiple reasons why eLearning will grow in higher ed in 2018; discover the top five reasons why this is the case.
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Cousera, an established leader in the MOOC sector, is rolling out its first bachelor’s degree with the University of London.
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This is a trend we will continue to see. One that should have been expected. MOOC providers are now realizing that they need to find an appropriate business model as their investors are not going to wait forever to make money. Having said that, it will be interesting to see what the for-profit companies like Laureate and Academic Partnerships will do now that these MOOC providers are starting to become competition.
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While many will not recognize it as such, this partnership is going to demo a new business model for higher education. As the author notes, whether you like the idea of for-profit education or not, the future is going to merge both non and for-profit. Personally, I am all for it. Each has its benefits. Non-profit and public institutions do emphasize the student learning experience, more so than for-profit, albeit they don’t necessarily understand it any better. for profit institutions strive for financial viability, and given the cost of education today all institutions should. The Author is correct I believe in their assumption that the future of global higher education will be somewhere in the middle. I support this. I believe it should. We all know change is needed. I applaud those willing to take the steps to make that change happen.
DOES the possibility of C-3PO standing by the side of your hospital bed, his gold metal fingers operating on your heart, fill you with dread or with hope What about the idea of sitting down on the psychologists couch with Data to talk through your feelings, or getting Wall-E to help look after your elderly parents in a nursing home
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While the title seems to warn of a coming disruption to Medicine, the article does make mention that the technology is more likely to improve patient care and support the physician rather than replace them. One thing we fail to acknowledge, is the impact of the human experience. We talk alot about disruptive technology and how it will impact society and the world. However, we do fail to acknowledge some of the most basic human traits and needs… the need to be social… to have engagement with other humans… while we may arrive at a time in the future where AI is capable of replacing human physicians… but it doesn’t mean people will choose to see an AI before a human.
Today’s students are more entrepreneurial than their parents. Generation Z’s teens are less likely to get jobs in restaurants or retail stores; they’re creating their own sites and using digital…
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Interesting partnership that is designed to expand and support entrepreneurship and innovation globally.
The electronic ledger software holds a lot of potential for university data.
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Block Chain is the new in vogue technology hitting every sector and is now seeping into education as well. It is likely, that once this technology becomes more main stream and in some ways, more understandable to the average individual, it has the potential to transform education in a way that we haven’t seen since the industrial revolution. It will change business models, delivery systems, validation processes, student information security, funding models and payment methods… this is the future.
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