Higher Education vs. Technology

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Technology has changed significantly over the past twenty years, while Education is resistant to change. Learn why a big shift is happening in higher education.

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Higher Education vs. Technology

  1. 1. Technology vs. Higher Education Big Change is happening now
  2. 2. About ME• 20 year-old student at UMaine• Homeschool/Private/Technical Education background• Online Marketing (SEO, PPC, Lead Gen @ www.lukethomas.com)
  3. 3. You See….
  4. 4. Maine is uneventful
  5. 5. The Food is GREAT Image by: Man Pikin
  6. 6. Quality of Education?….not so much
  7. 7. What can I do about it?• Cry• Complain• Throw a tantrum• Move• Use Technology to Learn
  8. 8. Over My Lifetime (20 yrs)• The Internet emerged• Google began indexing pages• Mainstream use of computers (PCs)
  9. 9. College Grads and Debt Source: Think Progress
  10. 10. What should I do? Source: CNN
  11. 11. Nope.
  12. 12. Why are we Complaining?
  13. 13. Information is Accessible
  14. 14. Instead of This… Source: Visual Photos
  15. 15. We have This…. +
  16. 16. Access to World-Class Instruction• Stanford Online Classes• MIT OpenCourseware• Yale Courses• Harvard Open Learning FOR FREE
  17. 17. NO Geographical Limitations
  18. 18. Pace• Pause, Rewind, and Review (Video)• Individualized Curriculum• Fast-Paced Learning (If Desired) Source: Enterprise Irregulars
  19. 19. Are we really underprivileged?
  20. 20. Or just Lazy?
  21. 21. Technology has turned the tables..
  22. 22. From being Spoon Fed: Source: Dana’s Kids
  23. 23. To Personal Motivation Source: Motivated Kid
  24. 24. Follow me: @lukethomas14

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