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Higher education's purpose is to equip students for success in life -- in the workplace, in communities, and their personal lives. While this purpose may have remained constant for centuries, the world around colleges and universities is undergoing significant change. Higher education is under pressure to meet greater expectations, whether for student numbers, educational preparation, workforce needs, or economic development. Meanwhile, the resources available are likely to decline. New models, an intense focus on the student experience, and a drive for innovation and entrepreneurism will ensure that higher education continues to meet society's needs. Information technology supports virtually every aspect of higher education, including finances, learning, research, security, and sustainability, and IT professionals need to understand the range of problems their institutions face so they apply IT where it brings greatest value. Creating this future will require collaboration across organizational and national boundaries, bringing together the collective intelligence of people from backgrounds including education, corporations, and government.
Articles and Reports
- The Current and Future State of Higher Education, EDUCAUSE Live!, November 2012.
- Through a Glass, Brightly: IT’s Impact on Higher Education by 2020, ECAR Bulletin, August 2012.
- Information Technology and Tomorrow’s University: A President’s Confessions and Advice. Jolene Koester. EDUCAUSE Review, January/February 2011.
- Open Governance in Higher Education: Extending the Past to the Future. Patrick Masson. EDUCAUSE Review, January/February 2011.
- Much of the EDUCAUSE Review Magazine, Volume 45, Number 2, March/April 2010 issue is devoted to the future of higher education.
- The entire issue of the EDUCAUSE Quarterly Magazine,Volume 33, Number 1, 2010 is largely devoted to anticipating the future of higher education.
- The entire issue of the EDUCAUSE Review Magazine, Volume 45, Number 1, January/February 2010 is largely devoted to innovation and the future of higher education.
- The Future of Higher Education: Beyond the Campus, EDUCAUSE White Paper, January 2010
Podcasts and Videos
- The Future of Mobile Computing. EDUCAUSE Live! April 2011
- Future of Higher Education, Diana Oblinger, Midwest Regional Conference, March 2010.
- The Future of Higher Education: What Is the IT Professionals Role? Linda A. Jorn, James J. Koenig, David W. Dodd, Robert H. McDonald and Melissa Woo, Midwest Regional Conference, March 2010.
- 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning, KnowledgeWorks Foundation.
EDUCAUSE Staff Picks
- IT-Based Transformation in Higher Education: Possibilities and Prospects, Greg Jackson, EDUCAUSE, March 2012. A Discussion of how achieving both greater efficiency and better outcomes in higher education through information technology requires a commitment to fundamental, unfettered thinking about the future both within and outside current institutions—the kind of process many institutions are beginning to undertake.
- Rethinking Higher Education Business Models, Robert Sheets, Stephen Crawford,and Louis Soares. Center for American Progress. March 2012.
- Innovating the 21st-Century University: It’s Time!, EDUCAUSE Review, Volume 45, Number 1, 2010. If colleges and universities open up and embrace collaborative learning and collaborative knowledge production, they have a chance of surviving and even thriving in the networked, global economy of the future.
- The Changing Landscape of Higher Education, EDUCAUSE Review, Volume 46, Number 1, 2011. Focusing strictly on technology trends can obscure other environmental factors that are drivers for innovation in higher education. The authors identify ten fissures in the landscape that are creating areas of potentially tectonic change.
Join us for a free, EDUCAUSE Live! Game Changers Spotlight Series webinar that will explore the new, connected landscape we all must gingerly yet strategically navigate.
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EDUCAUSE Library Items for Future of Higher Education
- Emerging Technologies, Innovation, and Academic Transformation: A Report on the ELI Focus Session
January 31, 2013
On October 2 and 3, 2012, the ELI teaching and learning community gathered for an online focus session on emerging technologies, innovation, and academic transformation . This white paper is…
- Breakthrough Models for College Completion: The Next Generation of Models for Higher Education
November 28, 2012
This compilation of Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) grantee profiles illustrates the innovative approaches of 10 new postsecondary degree program designs awarded grants under NGLC&…
- College 2.0: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Reforming Higher Education
June 7, 2012
"College 2.0: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Reforming Higher Education," is a report that was created as part of a Kauffman Foundation retreat in December 2011 that brought together a …
- Rethinking Higher Education Business Models
March 28, 2012
Information technology has long been seen as a major key to meeting this challenge, but the results thus far have been disappointing. In this brief, the authors argue that the fault is not with …
- Disrupting College
February 9, 2011
A new report discusses how disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education. A new report discusses how d…
- Information Technology and Tomorrow's University: A President's Confessions and Advice
February 7, 2011
Jolene Koester ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) is President of California State University, Northridge. Comments on this article can be posted to the web via the link at the bottom of this p…
- The Changing Landscape of Higher Education
February 7, 2011
David J. Staley ( email@example.com , David.Staley@harrison.edu ) is Director of the Goldberg Center at The Ohio State University and is National Dean for General Education at Harrison Col…
- Drivers of Change in Higher Education
February 4, 2010
© 2010 Tracy Futhey, Rick Luce, and Joel M. Smith EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 45, no. 1 (January/February 2010): 12-13 Tracy Futhey is Vice President and CIO at Duke University. Ric…
- Innovation: Rethinking the Future of Higher Education
February 4, 2010
© 2010 Diana G. Oblinger. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0…
- Waste Not the Learning Productivity Crisis: Transforming Educational Opportunity into Educational Assurance
February 4, 2010
The time is right for higher education to pursue “best for the world” strategies enabled by the strategic use of information technology to improve learning productivity by serving more studen…