What will the university of tomorrow look like?
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31 October 2009
Prompted by the mad cap videos by @mweller and co for their forthcoming presentations at the JISC online conference I've decided to create this cloud to share and discuss ideas around how universities of the future might look like. Here are some questions to stimulate the debate:
- In a world where increasingly both contetn and expertise is freely available, what does a university offer?
- What are the ways in which technologies are likely to impact on education?
- What new business models will we need in the future?
- Will the current set up and number of universities stay the same or are we likely to see a radical reduction?
- Are students attitudes towards education changing, is it becoming less valuable?
Feel free also to add extra questions to this list!
Some resources I have found useful for thinking about the university of the future:
http://oet.wiki.nmc.org/CallToAction from Open EdTech 2009
e-Skills UK (2009) Technology Counts: IT and telecoms insights 2008: available at http://www.e-skills.com/Research-and-policy/Insights-2008/2179
Educause Learning Initiative/New Media Consortium (2009) The Horizon Report 2009: available at http://www.educause.edu/ELI/2009HorizonReport/163616
European Schoolnet (2008) Learning2.0: The Impact of Web2.0 Innovation on Education and Training in Europe: available at http://insight.eun.org/ww/en/pub/insight/school_innovation/best_practice/learning_2_0.htm
Futurelab (2009) Beyond Current Horizons: Evaluating the future of the UK's Education System. Scenarios (forthcoming) available at http://www.beyondcurrenthorizons.org.uk
Open University UK (2008) Open Thinking on HE seminar series, not publicly available (I'm sure someone on cloudworks can link this for us!).
Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (2008) OECD Schooling Scenarios: available at http://www.oecd.org/document/10/0,3343,en_2649_39263231_2078922_1_1_1_37455,00.htm
TLRP (2008) Education, Globalisation and the Knowledge Economy: available at http://www.tlrp.org/pub/documents/globalisationcomm.pdf
Gartner's latest top ten tech index: http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1210613
21:27 on 2 November 2009 (Edited 11:48 on 3 November 2009)