Source: RamblerNewspapers.com September 23, 2017
Dr. Pam Quinn, who has led distance learning and online higher education efforts at the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD )for more than 30 years, believes that the knowledge industry “is changing rapidly with innovative approaches and players.” “With online and digital education as a key component, we will be seeing a variety of pathways for learners to earn credentials,” in a new white paper issued recently by Blackboard Inc., Quinn wrote.
Blackboard Inc. is a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, and its new white paper explores the future of higher education.
Based on in-depth interviews with Quinn and 12 other higher education thought leaders, the white paper titled “Future Forward: The Next 20 Years of Higher Education” was released on Aug. 28 in conjunction with Blackboard’s 20th anniversary.
As the company compiled this new resource, Blackboard asked higher education leaders in the U.S. to share their insights and discuss what higher education institutions of the future will look like; how other industries will influence post-secondary education; how technology will enable change to occur in the way learning is delivered and assessed; and interviewees’ opinions about a variety of other topics.
Several key themes emerged from interviews with Quinn and her colleagues, which were published in the white paper: America’s current higher education system is unsustainable and ill-suited for a globally-connected world which is constantly changing.
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