An interesting article appeared on Linkedin this week, on the future of Higher Education in America. Written on the back of an encounter between California’s Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom (who also sits on the boards of the University of California and California State University systems) and brand new start up education company ‘Udacity’, an organisation that creates online college courses focused largely on science and technology.
Is the traditional system of higher education in the US reacting to the beckoning challengers? Check out Newsom’s thoughts in the interview above. There is always trickle down to the UK, as a we have a tech savvy following, I wonder what everyone thinks the ultimate purpose of Higher Education is?
Is it specific and vocational, integrated with employers? Or is it a wider, more holistic experience? Can it ever be both?
I am intrigued to hear your thoughts.