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Exporting American Higher Education Around the World (March 26, 2014)

Globalization of Higher Education Conference—Tuesday, March 25, 2014 While the first day of the conference focused largely on the disruptive technologies that are transforming higher education, the second day concentrated on the exporting of online learning to better serve students around the world. U.S. colleges and universities are far younger than many European universities—including conference…

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Rapid Change in Technology Sparks New Environment for Higher Education (March 24, 2014)

Globalization of Higher Education Conference—March 24, 2014 Technology has been as revolutionary to higher education as Guttenberg’s printed press. This was one of the common themes among speakers during the first day of the Globalization of Higher Education Conference held in Dallas, Texas. Former Governors Jeb Bush (FL) and Jim Hunt (NC) co-hosted this first-of-its-kind…

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Building a global university brand (January 30, 2014)

These are unnerving times for higher education worldwide. After a four-decade rise in global demand, universities are grappling with powerful forces colliding at once: reduced government support, rising public skepticism about the value of a degree, increased institutional competition and the emergence of disruptive technology. Adding to these pressures is a seismic shift in global…

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The new class: Non-traditional students are changing the market for higher education (October 14, 2013)

The demographic profile of students at US colleges and universities has changed dramatically in recent decades. Once a minority, today “non-traditional” students far outnumber the 18-to-22-year-olds who have historically entered college directly from high school. Today’s college students tend to be older and come from more diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, and often have work and family…

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