How likely it is that by 2020 “degrees will be disaggregated into smaller credential units… with the possibility that the credentialing entity may be different from the institution that offers the course”? The majority (68%) of the webinar participants responding to a poll question based on MIT’s Future of Education report expect it to be a “likely” or “very likely” scenario of higher education.
The online discussion was second in the series of online thought leadership discussions hosted by University World News and DrEducation. The online discussion on the theme of “Embracing Technology for Global Engagement: A Leadership Challenge and Opportunity” attracted nearly 700 registrations from around the world.
The webinar moderated by Dr. Rahul Choudaha, principal researcher & CEO, DrEducation included following expert panel:
- GinaMario Besana, Professor and Associate Provost for Global Engagement and Online Learning, DePaul University
- Helen O’Sullivan, Professor and Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Online Learning, University of Liverpool
- Kevin Kinser, Professor and Department Head of Education Policy Studies, Pennsylvania State University