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Minding the Future
Minding the Future
Minding the Future
Minding the Future
Minding the Future
Minding the Future
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Minding the Future
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Minding the Future

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  • While I have a gut feeling that Thurn's prediction may be on the right track, 5-year predictions in this sector are wildly speculative making 50-year predictions... Added to which I find the suggested list imperialistic - all UK and US based, so China, India and the Spanish speaking world - to mention some large blocks, but there are other smaller blocks as well - just bow to English-centric-education domination? Wishful thinking methinks! Let's not lose sight of reality. Look at where the US govt. is today, on the brink of chaos, do we really think we have got it right?
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  • 1. “In 50 years, there will be only 10 institutions in the world delivering higher education and Udacity has a shot at being one of them.” ~ Sebastian Thrun
  • 2. 1. Oxford 2. Cambridge 3. Harvard 4. MIT 5. Stanford 6. Princeton 7. The University of Google (acquires Udacity, 2014) 8. The University of Pearson (acquires Coursera, 2016) 9. The University of Walmart (acquires University of Phoenix, 2017) 10. BYU The Last 10 Standing...
  • 3. How would we end up with only 10 universities in the world?
  • 4. End college sports
  • 5. Axe public funding
  • 6. Clarify “the purpose” of higher education (i.e. job training)
  • 7. Hand research over to the private sector
  • 8. Scrap graduate school
  • 9. Define education as “content delivery”
  • 10. “Unbundle” and outsource
  • 11. Or...

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