Higher ed needs to experiment in order to find its future faster

Does higher ed need to start experimenting in order to find its future faster?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, when considering working with Coursera on an online electrical engineering degree, the University of Colorado Boulder’s Provost and CFO both saw the opportunity as one to test the future of higher education.

The takeaway? Isn’t this the way we need to think about it? We can’t wait for someone else to figure out the model. We need to jump in, and start building things. Life in the ivory tower doesn’t mean we need to have the answers, but you better believe it means we need to help find them. Thanks to all of you fighting the good fight.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.