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ERIC Number: EJ1195395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
The "Just in Time" Learner and the Coming Revolution in Higher Education
Levine, Arthur
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v50 n3-4 p27-29 2018
The United States is undergoing a transformation from a national, analog, industrial economy to a global, digital, information economy. The result is profound, accelerating, and unremitting change--demographic, economic, technological and global--which is disrupting the lives of many Americans. The result is that Americans will need upskilling and reskilling throughout their lives. This is a very different brand of education than colleges have historically offered. It's not traditional degree programs, which have been described as "just in case" education--two- and four-year programs including general education, a major, and electives offering students the skills and knowledge they may need after completing college. The disruptions of the workplace will produce a burgeoning demand, likely larger than the traditional college population, for "just in time" education, the education required to give students the skills and knowledge they need now, as in: "teach me the newest programming language by Thursday." This can be expected to bring a cascade of changes in higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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