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Universities in the "Free" Era - SXSW 2010 Presentation


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Presentation at SXSW Interactive 2010 about the future of higher education. MIT, Yale, Stanford, and others put lectures online. Chris Anderson argues all university lectures should be free. From Academic Earth to TED, it's free. So what is the value-add of a university education? What models of higher education will survive? How will universities leverage the social web to reinvent themselves?

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Universities in the "Free" Era - SXSW 2010 Presentation

  1. Universities in the “Free” Era<br />Peg Faimon, Miami Design Collaborative<br />Glenn Platt, Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies<br />Miami University, Oxford, Ohio<br />SXSW Interactive 2010<br />
  2. Links can be found at<br />Slides can be found at<br />
  3. The Role of Higher Education<br />So what’s the Purpose of a university anyway?<br />
  4. The Role of Higher Education<br />Convey knowledge.<br />
  5. The Role of Higher Education<br />Create knowledge.<br />
  6. The Role of Higher Education<br />Develop the person.<br />
  7. The Role of Higher Education<br />Contribute to society.<br />
  8. The Role of Higher Education<br />Signal ability.<br />
  9. The Role of Higher Education<br />Seed innovation.<br />
  10. But the system is breaking down.<br />University System Collapse<br />
  11. University System Collapse<br />The cost is too high.<br />
  12. University System Collapse<br />You have to go to mountain.<br />
  13. University System Collapse<br />There’s no control over the clock.<br />
  14. University System Collapse<br />The “experts” are local.<br />
  15. University System Collapse<br />Universities change one funeral at a time.<br />
  16. University System Collapse<br />Faculty hire people just like themselves.<br />
  17. University System Collapse<br />Tenure is broken.<br />
  18. What’s Driving this breakdown?<br />Tectonic Change<br />
  19. Tectonic Change<br />Change in learning styles.<br />
  20. Tectonic Change<br />Collapse of disciplinary structure.<br />
  21. Tectonic Change<br />Acceleration of K-12.<br />
  22. Tectonic Change<br />Flattening of knowledge hierarchy.<br />
  23. Tectonic Change<br />Students [+ parents]as consumers.<br />
  24. Tectonic Change<br />Employers active in curricula.<br />
  25. Tectonic Change<br />Location independence.<br />
  26. Tectonic Change<br />The internet.<br />
  27. educational entrepreneurs have stepped in to fill the gap.<br />The Disruptors<br />
  28. The Disruptors<br />Open courseware.<br />The Disruptors<br />
  29. The Disruptors<br />Free online lectures.<br />
  30. The Disruptors<br />Accessible educational content.<br />
  31. The Disruptors<br />Online learning networks.<br />
  32. The Disruptors<br />Structured curricula.<br />
  33. Online universities.<br />The Disruptors<br />
  34. So, how does the Traditional university evolve?<br />The New Professor<br />
  35. The New Professor<br />Experiencedesigner.<br />
  36. The New Professor<br />Project manager.<br />
  37. The New Professor<br />Angel investor.<br />
  38. The New Professor<br />Curator.<br />
  39. The New Professor<br />Resource Allocator.<br />
  40. The New Professor<br />Lifecoach.<br />
  41. The New Professor<br />Validator.<br />
  42. Where to begin<br />Next Steps<br />
  43. Next Steps<br />Experiential learning.<br />
  44. Next Steps<br />Multi-institutional collaborations.<br />
  45. Next Steps<br />Train PhDs to think more contextually.<br />
  46. Next Steps<br />Strategic industry and non-profit partnerships.<br />
  47. Next Steps<br />Re-examine tenure.<br />
  48. Next Steps<br />Student-driven inquiry.<br />
  49. Next Steps<br />Facilitate collaboration.<br />
  50. Next Steps<br />De-privilege institutional content.<br />
  51. Next Steps<br />Reward failure.<br />
  52. Next Steps<br />Get rid of departments and focus on questions.<br />
  53. Next Steps<br />Next Steps<br />Think like social entrepreneurs.<br />Next Steps<br />
  54. Next Steps<br />Give more than you get.<br />
  55. Next Steps<br />Hire people who think this way.<br />
  56. Questions, Comments, Thoughts?<br /><br /><br />Links can be found at<br />Slides can be found at<br />