There can be no doubt that there is a storm brewing in education, OnlineUniversities.com reports.
New technology-based saviors pop up on a weekly basis, some higher ed institutions are failing, or are in danger of failing, parental firing squads are being formed to oust teachers and administrators, and innovators from outside of the education establishment are gaining a foothold in reforming what learning looks like. Many feel that the change underway in education will eventually lead to an increase in online learning and open education options. Dickinson College President Bill Durden sets forth a different view of what this onrushing change will bring, refuting the idea that the future of higher education is online.
On the one hand there are established entities within higher education who, according to Durden, are not just trying to withstand this storm, but that are driving it forward and increasing its intensity.