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Georgia Tech study examines the future of Higher Education: Students for life, computer advisers and campuses everywhere

By June 29, 2018 No Comments

Predictions about higher education’s future often result in two very different visions about what is next for colleges and universities. In one camp: those who paint a picture of an economy that will continue to demand higher levels of education for an increasing share of the workforce. In the other: those who believe fewer people will enroll in college as tuition costs increase and alternatives to the traditional degree emerge. One university thinking about these issues is the Georgia Institute of Technology. Tech formed a commission on the future of higher education to imagine what a public research institution might look like in 2040. The Commission recommends five initiatives aimed at closing knowledge gaps, prototyping new products and services, and building critical technological infrastructure to achieve the vision of a lifetime education.

  • Educating the Whole Person.

  • Developing New Products and Services.

  • Reinventing Advising for a New Era.

  • Introducing Artificial Intelligence and Personalization Technologies.

  • Deploying a Distributed Worldwide Presence

The report includes many compelling ideas with supporting quantitative data pointing to the opportunities and choices ahead impacting the future of colleges and universities. Full Report: Georgia Institute of Technology’s Deliberate Innovation, Lifetime Education.