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Digital age education in Educause

Over at Educause, WW President Arthur Levine explains that the education sector is experiencing many of the same challenges and growing pains as the traditional newspaper industry—including redefinition by new media and user-driven choices about format. To adapt, educational institutions must repair and/or replace their current systems to fit the digital age:

The multiplicity of providers will offer education 24/7 in a variety of formats—face-to-face, online, and blended—and in durations and designs that vary widely from traditional college/university courses and that, accordingly, do not fit the historic Carnegie unit/credit definition. Technology, software, and advances in cognitive science will permit instruction and education overall to be increasingly individualized and tied to each student’s preferred learning style. The result is that student choice, not only of institutions but also of desired pedagogies, will boom.

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