Digital players dit not understand yet the university’s value chain. But for how long will higher education institutions resist digitization? / Henri Isaac
Education is on the verge of major changes. 9 pieces published in ParisTech Review try to make sense of this tsunami.
In the same way it revolutionized creative industries, digital technology is revolutionizing higher education. Is it to enter a Schumpeterian cycle?
In a knowledge economy, it should be very difficult to separate learning from work.
A high degree of personalization has been long advocated by education specialists but is impractical in mass educational models. Disruptions are welcome!
In a world where digital technologies are increasingly pervasive, future citizens must be familiar with code. But is school the most suitable place to teach it?
The question first arose in the 1980s, with the advent of the personal computer: were we all going to have to learn to program? The development of the software industry seemed to have given one definitive, and negative, answer to this question. Yet it is coming back, with a vengeance. Why exactly should we take it seriously this time around?
Facing worldwide problems that we are yet unable to solve, we need to learn to cooperate. Will our education systems, based on competition, meet this challenge?
Digital natives are used to receiving information really fast. They like to parallel process and multi-task. Educators cannot ignore the new thinking patterns.
The knowledge-based economy. Characterized by the growing contribution of production, dissemination and uses made of knowledge (intangible or immaterial capital) to the competitiveness of enterprises and nations, the knowledge-based economy calls for future citizens and workers to be taught a renewed set of skills, differing partly from those developed during the industrial era.
The Internet has revolutionized our access to knowledge. Why should education not be affected?
In a nation where education reform is imperative. it is MOOCs that are forcing the Chinese education system to move.
Have the major American platforms already won the day, or is there still room for outsiders?
The arrival of MOOCs both fascinates and scares Higher Education actors. Five pionniers share their experience.
Modern economies need high level scientists, but there are difficulties when it comes to proposing jobs to the PhDs. Are we facing a surproduction crisis?
Advances in neuroscience have shed a new light on our understanding of classic issues about learning. How does it work?
With massive open online courses, university is the latest facility to be overwhelmed by a digital tsunami. Is there a trick?
In the late 1980s, the explosive boom of leisure video games literally left educational productions behind. They are back!
In October 2012, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) will be welcoming its first students. How does one develop a world-leading center of excellence in the lush jungles of a subtropical island? This is a story of political will – but also of strategic intelligence. A Japanese story… which has consisted in not doing things the Japanese way.
France's elite engineering schools are now more than ever being measured for their performance against the world's most prestigious universities.
In 20 years, the fabric of life has changed in almost every corner of the world. Now, some medical researchers believe that it may be changing humanity itself.
Mathematics, and by extension mathematicians, have been blamed for precipitating the financial crisis. Poor understanding of the nature of risk, allowed financiers to take refuge in elegant formulae they did not fully understand.