Presentation: Educating Students in a Time of Disruption: Becoming Innovative and Creating an Internal Shift to Drive the Future of Universities

Presentation: Educating Students in a Time of Disruption: Becoming Innovative and Creating an Internal Shift to Drive the Future of Universities
With an estimated seven career changes in today’s students’ lifetime, the age of the ‘four year career’ is forcing universities and other education institutions to adapt, diversify and respond. Educators need to prepare students for such an environment by becoming flexible and keep up with demand for multi-disciplinary and modal thinking in a rapidly transforming employment market. While innovations within the education industry have included Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), creative blended learning environments and industry/university partnerships, a university looks today similar to what it did a generation ago. The question is, ‘what is next?’ How do we prepare for the impact of a major disruption as an ‘Uber’ university?
In this presentation from Blended Learning 2016,  Professor James Arvanitakis, Dean of the Graduate Research School, Western Sydney University, explores:
  • Looking to the future of education: embracing change to improve the learning experience
  • The balance between delivery of disciplinary content and developing new graduate attributes: incorporating skills into a blended curriculum
  • Creating the internal shift to encourage and develop a flexible and innovate curriculum
  • Redefining the roles of a next generation university – what does an Uber University look like?
  • Using Blended Learning as a driver of change

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