Technology and the Disruption of Higher Education

Technology and the Disruption of Higher Education

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Universities for years have been the bright spot in our educational system. Today, these institutions are under siege from multiple constituencies including students, parents, legislators, government officials and their own faculties. Education has historically been a way for students to improve their lives and fortunes. However, the rising costs of college are a barrier to access for many students, reducing their chances for upward mobility. Is technology the solution, or is it just another costly problem for universities? The purpose of this book is to explore how new technology has the potential to transform higher education. However, this same technology also has the potential to disrupt universities. Much depends on how administrators, faculty and students apply technologically enhanced learning. Technology and the Disruption of Higher Education presents details on MOOCs, blended, flipped and online classes and their role in transforming higher education based on the author's experiences teaching all of these types of courses. These technology-enabled approaches to teaching and learning offer tremendous opportunities to schools, but they also threaten the traditional university. The book identifies some of these threats and opportunities and offers suggested strategies to take advantage of the technology. Is this technology enough to save the university system? While new ways of teaching and learning are exciting, they are only part of the puzzle. Radical change beyond what happens in the classroom is needed if our higher education system is to continue to flourish and some of these ideas are discussed in the last chapter of the book. The book is a call to action for educators to realize that the technology is both transformational and disruptive, and that some universities are going to fail in the next 15 years. Contents:PrefaceAcknowledgmentsOn the Nature of the University:IntroductionWhat Is a College Education All About?Why a Revolution?Technology-Enhanced Learning:Changing the Way We TeachBlending and FlippingA High-Quality Online MBA ProgramThe MOOC MovementDisrupting and Transforming the University:Deploying the TechnologyOpportunities and ThreatsCost and QualityA Vision for the FutureThe Art of SurvivalChanging the SystemReferencesAppendix Readership: Students, teaching professionals and policymakers who are keen to understand the impact of technology on higher education.At home, I have Verizon FiOS service at 75 megabits. On class days, I left school early ... The instructor wants to solve problems, run games, and hold discussions with the students during an interactive class. Early attempts at conducting suchanbsp;...

Title:Technology and the Disruption of Higher Education
Author: Henry C Lucas Jr
Publisher:World Scientific - 2016-07-07

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