Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Future of Higher Ed

Roughly attributed to Sebastian Thrun - former Stanford professor and creator of online learning startup Udacity:

there will only be 10 institutions of higher learning left in 50 years

If you work in higher ed and this doesn't scare you, you're living in a bubble. Thrun felt strongly enough about it that he left a tenured position at Stanford. There's so much disruption and innovation happening in this space, but it's hard to see from the inside. As institutions of higher learning, we need to stake out ground in this new space and we need to burn our boats to the past - it will be painful, but much less painful than the future Thrun predicts, especially if we're caught unprepared. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

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