Big news early in 2013 is that the
transformation of higher education moved into a new phase in early 2013.
I reported this at our third annual Nine Shift: Higher Education in the 21st century strategic planning seminar for senior administrators in colleges. Here's my coverage of myself:
“We are now out of the debate phase from 2008-2012 about whether we have a problem. Everyone now clearly understands higher ed has to be transformed,” he noted.
The new phase is a trial and error phase where new ideas will be tested, with many hits-and-misses Draves stated. MOOCs, for-profits such as Coursera and Khan Academy, Mozilla badges, and corporate assessment are all fads that will be tested in this phase, Draves predicted.
He also said many pilot programs will become permanent and part of a new model of higher education, including flex time, extended time, prior learning experience, testing outs, and new grading.
Draves said the next phase, which will likely begin around 2016, will be a phase where several new models of higher education are created, with the selection of the new model for higher education occurring in just six years, in 2020.