Predicting & Preparing for the Future of Higher Ed

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Steps to Predicting the Future

Understand the Economy
Understand the Technology

Track the Trends

MOOCs, Competition, Modules, Competency

Test the Trends against the technology and economy



The Job Market for Today's Graduates


Heidi Shierholz, Economic Policy Institute
The Class of 2014
http://www.epi.org/publication/class-of-2014/


A near-term vision as seen through the glass darkly... 


Massive - maybe, but blended with helping hubs


Affordable - actually

Competition - certainly

Data - definitely

Modularized - mostly

Competency - coming


Modularization in Online Competency-Based Learning


Michelle R. Weise, co-author

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Professional Continuing & Online Ed Blog


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Contact information:

Ray Schroeder 
@rayschroeder
Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning
University of Illinois Springfield
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Director of the UPCEA Center for Online Leadership and Strategy
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217-206-7531
 
 



On to the future.......
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