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The future of higher education is a constantly moving target.
Everything from the emergence of MOOCs to new learning styles and mounting financial and sustainability pressures are impacting the education landscape. Every day higher education leaders are developing new strategies to leverage across these developing challenges and opportunities.
The common denominator amidst all this change: students. What should they learn? How can institutions best attract them? How do you best empower their learning? How do you keep them safe? What do they value? These aren’t new questions but the answers are shifting rapidly. The questions are also becoming more critical for our educational institutions given the National Center for Education Statistics report revealing in 2012, for the first time in three decades, demographics predicted a diminishing population for college age students in the United States.
Here are five bold predictions for how the answers to those questions will define the future of education.
“What we’re basically looking for are people who are expert in their area but are dissatisfied with the ecosystem in which they operate. I call them restless experts.”
“There’s a paranoia about the Internet and I think that we’re not realizing how valuable Facebook can be used properly.”
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"I’m not drinking the Google Kool-Aid. But it’s the most mature wearable platform that’s out there. And we need to be proactive and figure it out." Read more>
“We fundamentally believe that in order for our species to advance—for humanity to get to the next step in development—that no one can be denied a certain level of education and information. If there is a curiosity it should be satiated.”
“Practice is great! But practice alone won’t make you Yo Yo Ma.”
“Rather than speaking in the present tense, try always looking toward the future. Verbalizing what you plan to accomplish will help you realize those goals faster.”
Code.org is putting the incredible popularity of Flappy Bird to good use. It just released a new initiative to help young people (or whoever, really) learn how to code by building their own customized version of the absurdly simple yet highly addicting game.
Join the discussion with Fast Company writer Max Chafkin and Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun on Tuesday, December 3rd at 3pm (ET). Thrun will be answering your questions—submit them now using the “Make a comment” box below!
Join our live chat with Udacity cofounder Sebastian Thrun on December 3rd at 3pm (ET)!