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ERIC Number: EJ1017948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0882-7249
Reimaging the Future of Higher Education
Blumenthal, Anita
Facilities Manager, v29 n6 p18-22 Nov-Dec 2013
"Higher education is at a crossroads," Kelly Baxley declared as he introduced the plenary session at the APPA 2013 conference in Minneapolis last August. "The sector urgently needs to innovate because becoming a savvy user of technology is now a requirement, regardless of industry or career path. The vast proliferation of mobile devices demands that education become green, global, and mobile," he said. "Emerging areas such as cybersecurity, big data, predictive analytics, and the Internet of everything are generating new challenges and opportunities for many industries, including higher education." Further, he noted that the advent of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has introduced new dimensions to discussions about online and physical campus experience. In their presentations and their responses during the Q&A session that followed, the speakers discussed the impact of these technologies on higher education, including their own institutions' challenges and responses. Repeatedly, they stressed the need for an integrated approach, from the ground up, with academic, technology, and facilities sides of the house collaborating to achieve sustainable institutions and thriving communities of student-centered learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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