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Tom P. Abeles (Editor-On The Horizon, Sagacity, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)

On the Horizon

ISSN: 1074-8121

Article publication date: 27 August 2014




This essay aims to explore the changing academic landscape, P-16 and beyond. Experience and study has shown that the current model of education, in general, and post-secondary education in particular, cannot hold in a rapidly changing, increasingly digital world. Institutions, faculty and students cannot be embedded in an Ivory Tower, separate from the larger world.


This is a structured essay exploring the future of education.


How knowledge is created and acquired is changing. Student needs and access is evolving. Faculty rolls are being challenged. Economic models are under pressure and driving changes internationally.


The article challenges conventional wisdom that incremental change in the higher education industry can be meaningfully accomplished, especially when driven by rapidly changing external factors.


P. Abeles, T. (2014), "Editorial", On the Horizon, Vol. 22 No. 3, pp. 173-181.



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