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The Scary Economics Of Higher Education - Forbes

The Scary Economics Of Higher Education - Forbes | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it
Universities could wind up in the same fix as their students: Too much debt, not enough income to pay it back.

Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

In my own neck of town, there are so many new buildings at the big University, I have lost count.  Now Moody's is talking about what we've already known:  "Every university funding source is under pressure, Moody’s asserts, meaning that all institutions -- even the elites -- need to rethink their business models."   ~  Deb

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 17, 2013 10:55 AM

"At the corner of Fifth Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan, you can see higher education’s ambitions reaching to the sky. The New School’s 16-story University Center nears completion at a cost of $353 million.


The edifice is impressive. But would you want to hold the mortgage on it? That’s what you have, in effect, if you buy a tax-exempt bond from the New School. Before you invest in debt backed by an educational institution, think about the precarious state of this sector of the economy."

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s comment, January 17, 2013 12:28 PM
That's what this quarter's MOOC is about.
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The Higher Education Bubble: Disruptive Trends to Watch in 2013

The Higher Education Bubble:  Disruptive Trends to Watch in 2013 | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it
Game-changing ideas that could break out in the new year.

Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:
I'm sharing commentary from SCUP's insights below, very useful for change leadership planning.  Are you "doing much more than watching and analyzing?" — Are you "actively experimenting in the disruptive space?"
 
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:


Number four, of four, pertains:


4. Low-cost, online, competency-based learning universities. Innosight Institute Education Executive Director and Disrupting Class co-author Michael Horn noted this one. He said, "We'll see UniversityNow and others rise up and get more attention as their ultra-affordable degrees (no government dollars or loans needed) that are aligned to real work-force needs gain increasing traction in today's market.

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Some will take the best from MOOCs and combine them with teachers, tutors, coaches.  

... [Others] 
will provide face-to-face mechanisms that complement MOOCs...

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Some will take the best from MOOCs and mash them up with teachers, tutors, coaches and more to give students a complete learning experience."

Horn also suggested that companies like Code Academy and DevBootcamp will increasingly provide face-to-face mechanisms that complement MOOCs. ... 


It is still early enough i... that market leaders... have sufficient time to formulate response strategies.


They should be doing much more than watching and analyzing however — they should be actively experimenting in the disruptive space, either through organic efforts or through investments and partnerships.


Market leaders also should ensure that they monitor a set of metrics that help them identify the acceleration or deceleration of a particular trend, because response windows can close quickly.  

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 13, 2013 9:46 AM

Number four, of four, pertains:


4. Low-cost, online, competency-based learning universities. Innosight Institute Education Executive Director and Disrupting Class co-author Michael Horn noted this one. He said, "We'll see UniversityNow and others rise up and get more attention as their ultra-affordable degrees (no government dollars or loans needed) that are aligned to real work-force needs gain increasing traction in today's market. Some will take the best from MOOCs and mash them up with teachers, tutors, coaches and more to give students a complete learning experience." Horn also suggested that companies like Code Academy and DevBootcamp will increasingly provide face-to-face mechanisms that complement MOOCs. ... 


It is still early enough in the development of any of these areas that market leaders in respective sectors have sufficient time to formulate response strategies. They should be doing much more than watching and analyzing however — they should be actively experimenting in the disruptive space, either through organic efforts or through investments and partnerships.


Market leaders also should ensure that they monitor a set of metrics that help them identify the acceleration or deceleration of a particular trend, because response windows can close quickly.  

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, January 13, 2013 2:24 PM
Sharing. Good capture on this wave of ongoing disruption via the higher education bubble.