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Disruptive Change in Higher Ed: Replace or Repair?

In the digital age, higher education, willingly or unwillingly, will undergo disruptive change. Existing institutions can lead the change or become its victim. If higher education resists, new digital institutions will be established to meet the needs of the time. Tradition simply cannot save a college or university unwilling to adapt or unable to learn from those who adapted previously.

It will explore what disruptive innovation really means for higher education in the 21st century learning.

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  1. Explore how higher education can learn from disruptive change in other industries
  2. Look at new approaches to content distribution completely turn the modern model of higher education on its head
  3. Examine how new distribution models, such as MOOCs, are forcing higher ed to look at better models for distribution and for engaging students



Patrick Riccards, Director, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

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  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Solo Presentation
  • Track: Cognitive Process & Design Thinking
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  • Level: Basic Understanding
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