Higher education has entered a new phase in being transformed.
Three people within a week sent me an article about the latest idea for changing higher education. Three is a trend. In each case, my honest response was that the person who sent me the article was doing more and more exciting things in changing higher education than the ideas in the article.
What this tells me
is we have moved into a different stage in the transformation of higher education.
Innovators have been and will continue to develop innovations in education.
What’s new is that this is the phase where institutional leaders, those who
have been mainly on the sidelines so far, now take stabs at, try and test new
ideas. It is also a phase where there
are some ‘hits’ and lots of ‘misses.’
Moving into this phase is overall positive. It means we have moved out of the phase in which educational leaders have to be convinced that we need to change.
It also tells me we have not yet moved into the next phase, which is discovering a comprehensive model for higher education in this century. That next phase will come soon, as by 2020 we will have a comprehensive new model for higher education.
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