A very interesting concept! A new college (named 42) opened in California, a branch of an institution in France with the same name. It will train about a thousand students a year in coding, programming, and software development by getting them to help each other with projects, then mark one anther’s work. See more here.
Christine Ortiz, a former dean at MIT, is developing a nonprofit university that won’t rely on lectures, departments or majors. Instead, Ortiz, during a presentation at the recent IdeaFestival 2016, says students will use technology and hands-on research projects to build their own curriculum with faculty assistance. More details here.
Very interesting publication from University World News, where some opportunities are identified as:
- Harness the technology
- Embrace the ‘for-profit’ providers
- Move to competency-based education development
- Reform accreditation
- Strengthen quality assurance
- Partner with the informal and commercial sectors
- Strengthen funding as a ‘steer’