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FORWARD
A way
for the University
in a Digital Age
@paulgordonbrown
What’s going on in
American Higher Education
?
COLLEGE
COSTS
INCREASING
DIVERSITY
QUESTIONS
OFQUALITY
SHRINKING!
RESOURCESHIGHER!
COSTS
PUBLIC
GOOD
PRIVATE
GOOD
A struggle between

viewing Higher Education as a…
OR
Trends in!
Higher
Education
Online
Movements
Trends in!
Higher
Education
Online
Movements
1. Globalization
2. Massification
3. Marketization
Globalization of Research
http://olihb.com/2011/01/23/map-of-scientific-collaboration-between-researchers/
Expansion of Branch Campuses
https://globalhighered.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/visualizing-the-globalization-of-higher-educa...
1. Globalization
2. Massification
3. Marketization
MASSIFICATION
25%!
!
!
!
!
>60%!
!
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!
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!
<5%
ELITE
MASS
UNIVERSALStudents
participating in
increasing ...
Reaching towards

massification globally…
~5%
~10%!
!
~20%!
!
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!
~25%!
!
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!
College Enrollment
Growth Rates in
China
1995
2000
2005
2010
1. Globalization
2. Massification
3. Marketization
Higher Education seen as a
Commodity to be traded
across borders
General Agreement
on Trade in Services
Trends in!
Higher
Education
Online
Movements
Trends in
Higher
Education
Online
Movements
1. PLEs/PLNs
2. OER/OCW

3. MOOCs
Personal
Learning
Network
Environment
OR
http://cmlampeh800.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/my-ple-17-july-20111.png
http://connectedlearning.tv/infographic
1. PLEs/PLNs
2. OER/OCW
3. MOOCs
Open
Course
WareOR
Open
Educational
Resources
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2007/ocw-tt1128.html
http://blog.groopt.com/opencourseware-changing-the-face-of-higher-education
1. PLEs/PLNs
2. OER/OCW
3. MOOCs
Massive
Open
Online
Course
http://www.gilfuseducationgroup.com/mooc-course-list-3
https://chronicle.com/article/The-Major-Players-in-the-MOOC/138817/
Major players in the space
https://chronicle.com/article/The-Major-Players-in-the-MOOC/138817/
Trends in!
Higher
Education
Online
Movements
Dave Cormier
George Siemens
Stephen Downes
DIY
higher education
UNBundling
higher education
Universities must change
the way they operate to
survive and remain relevant.
This
argument
rests on
premises2
Premise!
1
web 2.0
represent a
REVOLUTION
(a tipping point for radical
organizational change)
social media &
Premise!
2
Universities are
inherently
MODERNIST
institutions
and are ill-equipped to
respond to this revolution.
Universities must change the way they
operate to survive and remain relevant.
Social media and Web 2.0 technologies
have p...
In explaining this
I’d like to use
3metaphors
have
for what
universities
lost
WE’VE LOST THE
SHELF
BLACKBOARD
BULLETIN BOARD
The Shelf
books
used to be tied up in
Knowledge
and the university was the
sole provider and keeper
of this knowledge
Going digital
changed this.
!
The Web
changed this.
1996
Yahoo, faced with
the possibility that
they could organize
things with no
physical
constraints, added
the shelf back.
- Cl...
2013
We no longer need a curator.
We can search for
anything and
everything.
The university lost
control of
The Shelf
Being the exclusive
source for knowledge
WE’VE LOST THE
SHELF
BLACKBOARD
BULLETIN BOARD
The Bulletin Board
Previously, the university
could control communication
through the limited means
available.
It was a funnel...
it could control
its message.
In the digital age!
this control is no
longer possible.
Communication
methods are
ubiquitous and
ever-present.
Social media has exploded.!
SIGNAL to NOISE
There is a higher
The university lost
control of
The Bulletin
Board
The ability to
communicate to a
captive audience
WE’VE LOST THE
SHELF
BLACKBOARD
BULLETIN BOARD
The Blackboard
With the blackboard...
The learning
is up here!
Lectures are
common
Structures divide the
student and the teacher
Social media breaks
down these barriers
Diverse
learners and!
diverse
learning styles
are welcome...!
and celebrated
learning becomes a
co-constructed experience.
The university lost
control of
The Blackboard
The ability to rely on old
methods of instruction
and ignore multiple
learni...
WE’VE LOST THE
SHELF
BLACKBOARD
BULLETIN BOARD
So what is the
way forward!
for the
university?
technology may be part of the solution,!
but not the whole of the solution…
what can be replicated easily…!
and what cannot…
http://edumorphology.com/2013/12/unbundling-higher-education-a-doubly-updated-framework/
Easiesttoreplicateonline:
Hardertoreplicateonline:
Harder-ertoreplicateonline:
Hardesttoreplicateonline:
I believe
in order to remain relevant
universities must...
Double down
on student development
HOLISM
Focus on
GROWTH
personal and cognitive
A seamless blend of
Measurable
Clear
Competencies
faculty and student affairs
collaborations
requiring
Dr. Marcia Baxter-Magolda
guided internships...!
immersive study abroad experiences...!
living learning communities...!
se...
AFRAID
Don’t be
of technology
?
So
whatdo we
do
@paulgordonbrown
Globalization of Research http://olihb.com/2011/01/23/map-of-scientific-collaboration-between-researchers/
Globalization of Research http://olihb.com/2011/01/23/map-of-scientific-collaboration-between-researchers/
Globalization of Research http://olihb.com/2011/01/23/map-of-scientific-collaboration-between-researchers/
Globalization of Research http://olihb.com/2011/01/23/map-of-scientific-collaboration-between-researchers/
Globalization of Research http://olihb.com/2011/01/23/map-of-scientific-collaboration-between-researchers/
Globalization of Research http://olihb.com/2011/01/23/map-of-scientific-collaboration-between-researchers/
Globalization of Research http://olihb.com/2011/01/23/map-of-scientific-collaboration-between-researchers/
Globalization of Research http://olihb.com/2011/01/23/map-of-scientific-collaboration-between-researchers/
Globalization of Research http://olihb.com/2011/01/23/map-of-scientific-collaboration-between-researchers/
Globalization of Research http://olihb.com/2011/01/23/map-of-scientific-collaboration-between-researchers/
Globalization of Research http://olihb.com/2011/01/23/map-of-scientific-collaboration-between-researchers/
Globalization of Research http://olihb.com/2011/01/23/map-of-scientific-collaboration-between-researchers/
Globalization of Research http://olihb.com/2011/01/23/map-of-scientific-collaboration-between-researchers/
Globalization of Research http://olihb.com/2011/01/23/map-of-scientific-collaboration-between-researchers/
Globalization of Research http://olihb.com/2011/01/23/map-of-scientific-collaboration-between-researchers/
Globalization of Research http://olihb.com/2011/01/23/map-of-scientific-collaboration-between-researchers/
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