Trends | Next 20 for Higher Ed

CREDIT Blackboard Future Forward next 20 higher ed.pngAs one of edtech’s oldest companies turns 20, how are they celebrating? Looking ahead to the next 20 years, naturally. “Future Forward: The Next Twenty Years of Higher Education” asks U.S. higher education leaders to share their insights into what the higher education institution of the future will look like; how other industries will influence higher education; how technology will enable change in the way learning is delivered and assessed; and a variety of other themes.

The following emerged from the interviews and are detailed in the paper: the current higher education system is unsustainable and ill-suited for a globally connected world that is constantly changing; colleges and universities will have to change their current business model to continue to thrive, boost revenue and drive enrollment; as well as:

  • New technologies will allow faculty to shift their focus to the application of learning rather than the acquisition of knowledge.
  • Data and the ability to transform that data into action will be the new lifeblood of the institution.
  • The heart and soul of any institution are its people. Adopting new technologies is only a small piece of the puzzle; institutions must also work with faculty and staff to change institutional culture

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  1. Sure. Here is a new model. Master degrees online from
    But courses are from Harvard, Stanford, MIT, oxford, Sorbonne, Bacconi , Imperial college and many more top schoold. It is all free too. Thst is the model of the next ten years .

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