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How will current trends transform American higher education over the course of the next twenty years?

Table of Contents

Part I. Trends
1. Objects in Mirror May Be Closer Than They Appear
2. Catching the University in Midtransformation
3. The New Age of Fewer Children and More Inequality
4. The Marriage of Carbon and Silicon
5. Beyond the Virtual Learning Environment
6. Connecting the Dots: Metatrends
Part II. Scenarios
7. Peak Higher Education
8. Health Care Nation
9. Open Education Triumphant
10. Renaissance
11. Augmented Campus
12. Siri, Tutor Me
13. Retro Campus
Part III. To the Future and the Present
14. Beyond 2035
15. Back to the Present

About the Author

Bryan Alexander is an internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher. A senior scholar at Georgetown University, he is the author of The New Digital Storytelling: Creating Narratives with New Media and Gearing Up for Learning Beyond K-12.


Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education is an excellent resource for understanding trends in higher eduction and thinking about future scenarios related to these.-- Michael J. Paulus, Jr., Seattle Pacific University
Academia Next provides a wealth of resources about current challenges and opportunities, highlights two methods (trend analysis and scenario development) that can be used to prepare colleges and universities for the future, and identifies possible challenges and opportunities they might face in the future.-- Chris Mayer, United States Military Academy * Higher Ed Connects *

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