While the worst-case scenarios regarding the future of higher education as discussed during the height of COVID-19 have thankfully not come to pass, there are still plenty of issues that need to be addressed. According to Dave Sherwood, CEO of BibliU, an education technology company focused on higher ed accessibility, the absence of apprenticeship—aka internship for us Yanks—programming in colleges is just one of many student frustrations that can lead to decreased competitiveness, limited educational offerings, and graduates who are ill-prepared to meet the needs of the job market.
In this conversation with eSchool news, Dave discusses the various challenges higher education ed faces post-pandemic, mainly focusing on enrollment declines and the need for institutions to adapt to student feedback. He emphasizes the importance of addressing the cost of education relative to future earning potential and mentions regulations to ensure this balance. Additionally, he highlights the need for institutions to offer more flexible and practical courses and touches on the role of technology and more specifically, what else, AI. Have a listen and scroll down for some more highlights.
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