Keynote: Beyond the Digital Revolution: Tertiary/Post-Secondary Education in the Age of Disruption
Nicky Mohan, Info Savvy21, New Zealand
The traditional four-year college experience is as British as “Bob’s your uncle.” So is the belief that higher education provides a one-way ticket to a better life. But with student debt out of control and unemployment of college graduates at historic levels, people are beginning to question that value. In this provocative session, the presenter argues that the higher education system as we know it is broken. The great credential race has fostered an environment where even middle-tier institutions can charge elite university-level tuition while concealing staggeringly low graduation rates, and churning out graduates with few of the skills needed for a rapidly evolving economy. This turns a critical eye on the current state of higher education but also predicts how technology and innovative thinking will transform it for the better...
Mohan, N. (2020). Keynote: Beyond the Digital Revolution: Tertiary/Post-Secondary Education in the Age of Disruption. In D. Schmidt-Crawford (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2020--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2020. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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