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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.
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EDUCAUSE Library Items for Future of Higher Education
- Interview Podcast: David Weil on Creating a Successful Campus Web Portal
March 25, 2010
You've heard the session , now you can hear more detail as EDUCAUSE sits down with David Weil , Director of Enterprise Application Services at Ithaca College, to get his thoughts on ev…
- 2010 EDUCAUSE-NERCOMP Keynote: Living with Disruption: News from the Frontlines - James Hilton
March 23, 2010
Living with Disruption: News from the Frontlines James Hilton’s Keynote @ NERCOMP 2010 This presentation was recorded and is available at http://www.educause.edu/blog/gbayne/SessionLiving…
- Session: The Future of Higher Education – What Is the IT Professional’s Role?
March 22, 2010
The closing session from the EDUCAUSE 2010 Midwest Regional Conference brought together four panelists to reflect on the readiness of IT professionals to contribute to the future higher education…
- Session: Diana Oblinger on the Future of Higher Education
March 22, 2010
The economic downturn and society-wide changes catalyzed by information technology are causing many colleges and universities to question what the future of higher education in the digital age wi…
- Notes: The Changing Fabric of Higher Education - discussion session @ the Southwest Regional 2010
February 24, 2010
EDUCAUSE Southwest Regional Conference 2010 Discussion Session The Changing Fabric of Higher Education: What Lies Ahead? Thursday, February 18, 2010 Facilitators: Edward Kelty, Rio S…
- ELI Session: Computational Thinking
February 12, 2010
Jeannette Wing is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and this is her vision of the 21st century: Computational thinking will be a fundamental skill used by everyone in the world. To re…
- Fostering Learning in the Networked World
October 23, 2008
Fostering Learning in the Networked World: Executive Summary On June 24, 2008, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Task Force on Cyberlearning published its report Fostering Learning in…
- Session: James Hilton - Disruption and Strategic Alignment
February 1, 2010
Institutions of higher education today find themselves confronted by a variety of disruptive forces that challenge traditional models of education and scholarly inquiry. At the heart of that disr…
- Forum Futures 2008
September 12, 2008
Forum Futures 2008 is a compilation of summaries of the papers presented and discussed at the Forum’s 2007 Aspen Symposium. Papers address topics such as trends and risks shaping American h…
- EDUCAUSE Now - #23 - 1) Humanities and Supercomputing 2) The Future of Higher Education
January 14, 2010
This month we talk about the a new tool for humanities researchers: supercomputing! We also discuss the future of higher education with three university leaders. EDUCAUSE Now is a monthly podcast…