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

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

How can I keep up on the latest news and research?

Approximately 5,000 postings/year

Professional Continuing & Online Ed Blog

Ray Schroeder's Daily Blogs

Contact information:

Ray Schroeder 
Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning
University of Illinois Springfield
Director of the UPCEA Center for Online Leadership and Strategy

On to the future.......
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