"The College of Tomorrow and the Future of Education" with Jeffrey Selingo
This is an exciting time for higher education institutions. New technologies and models are driving change in public and institutional policies, and the teaching and learning practices in the classrooms. More people are gaining access to some form of higher education than at any other time in history. There are renewed, active, and open debates around higher education’s role in society and our personal lives.
Adobe Education is adding its voice to the conversation. Today, we kick off a seven-part, aspirational, webinar series on the future of higher education and the transformation of the educational experiences that are preparing students for the creative economy. This series features a collection of thought leaders who represent a diverse set of perspectives from the field of higher education. The goal of the series is to advance ongoing dialogues around key topics such as preparing students for the future, digital pedagogy, and the college of tomorrow.
Jeffrey Selingo, author of the new book, There is Life After College, will kickoff the series today with the live discussion: The College of Tomorrow and The Future of Higher Education. Jeff will take us on a tour of the college of tomorrow. He will present his vision for what a redesigned bachelor’s degree might look like, how education will move to a lifelong and "just-in-time" model, and how traditional education can prove its value in a crowded marketplace of choices.
Jeff is also the author of College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, a New York Times best selling education book in 2013, and MOOC U: Who Is Getting the Most Out of Online Education and Why.
He is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, and is a special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University. Jeff is also a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. He is the former top editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, where he worked for 16 years in a variety of reporting and editing roles.