Universities, by their nature, are global institutions. They are home to communities of students and scholars from all over the world. But a new Times Higher Education ranking shows that Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK and Australia are the home of the 10 most international universities in the world.
As budgets shrink and classroom sizes increase, it is imperative that we leverage advancements in technology to improve the productivity and efficiency of the education system. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can play an important role in improving the quality and affordability of education. As AI takes center stage in 2017, conversational education will emerge as a key application, one potentially more impactful than conversational commerce.
The profound new realities of the modern world coupled with the re-emergence of our long held beliefs about how children learn are conspiring to create what promises to be a difficult reckoning for schools as we know them. In their new white paper, 10 Principles For Schools of Modern Learning: The Urgent Case for Reimagining Today’s Schools, Will Richardson and Bruce Dixon make a compelling case for educators and schools to immediately begin the work of reimagining education.
Design thinking begins with a focus on the “end user,” and that individual’s unmet needs, desires, and priorities. In the case of higher education, that means understanding students’ challenges and aspirations. Design thinking offers a structured process for solving problems and fostering innovation. It provides a methodology that can be adopted by administrators, teachers, and students to tackle institutional challenges, rethink course and curricular design, and foster collaboration and creative thinking.
Today the student demographic has changed dramatically: the number of traditional or classic students is diminishing, and up to 73 percent of students are what higher education categorizes as non-traditional. But calling them by a label that marginalizes their majority status in our institutions can be harmful to them and cause us to treat them as outside the norm, which they no longer are.
There is an indisputable need for evidence-based instructional designs that create the optimal conditions for learners with different knowledge, skills and motivations to succeed in MOOCs. Harvard University partnered with TutorGen to explore the feasibility of adaptive learning and assessment technology implications of adaptive functionality to course (re)design in HarvardX.
Identifying where your institution is on the disruptive spectrum is a critical exercise in launching an innovative transformation, but then comes the more concrete exercise of defining groups the institution can or should be serving. Here is how one university is mapping the change.
In this interview, Mark Lombardi, president of Maryville University, describes some of the interesting changes the university has recently made in the education it offers where technology plays a key role in their education evolution.
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