An open online course offered in fall 2012, Current/Future State of Higher Education evaluates the change pressures that face universities and help universities prepare for the future state of higher education.
Student Learning and the Future of Higher Education
The 4th International Conference on Software Development for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion (DSAI 2012) was held July 19-22, 2012, in the Douro Region of Portugal. DSAI is the international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on software development for enhancing accessibility and fighting info-exclusion.
The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), which was established in 1965, is a community of senior, higher education leaders who are responsible for, or are involved in, the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them. SCUP is an affiliate of the University of Michigan's School of Education. SCUP provides its members with the knowledge and resources to establish and achieve institutional planning goals within the context of best practices and emerging trends.
IPSA was founded in Paris in 1949 under the aegis of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to support the development of political science in all parts of the world, building academic networks linking East and West, North and South. Its aim is to create an inclusive and global political science community in which all can participate. IPSA promotes collaboration between scholars in emerging and established democracies and to support the academic freedoms needed for the social sciences to flourish.
The Institute for the Future (IFTF), in partnership with Autodesk and C21U, hosted "Redesigning Education: An Innovation Leaders Exchange" on March 24, 2012, at IFTF’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California. The event explored the unprecedented disruptions and opportunities facing higher education institutions and focusused on designing new learning environments for the future.The exchange provided an interactive process combining informative “lightning talks” from experts in higher education.
The American University Library held its fourth annual Digital Futures Forum on November 8, 2011. The forum's topic, "Forging a New Path: How Technology and Digital Literacy are Changing Higher Education," explored the premise that higher education must learn to adapt or risk becoming obsolete in the constantly changing digital age. The forum includedca panel discussion with American University faculty on the implications for hybrid learning and the importance of educating students to be digital citizens.
The Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) is Georgia Tech’s living laboratory for fundamental change in higher education. C21U focuses on technology-driven innovation, balancing optimal student outcomes and creative institutional change. By combining technology solutions with practice and process changes, C21U leverages beneficial industry and educational connections.
Preetha Ram is a co-founder, Dean for Education and Chief Marketing Officer for OpenStudy. She is currently on leave from her position as Associate Dean for Pre-Health and Science Education at Emory College and Co-Director of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative. OpenStudy is a social learning network where students ask questions, give help, and connect with other students studying the same things. Our mission is to make the world one large study group, regardless of school, location, or background.