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Major technology investments will lead to the intersection of higher ed and industry, and fill the critical skills gap.
The Touro College & University System serves 18,000 students across 35 schools in 4 countries.
Massive change is sweeping across higher education. While the pandemic has forced many in the academy to finally accept that remote education can work, the tsunami in higher education will emerge not in response to COVID but because the slow burn of change, fueled by digital technology, is about to explode.
Marian Stoltz-Loike, Touro College & University System
Money is pouring into educational technology. And it’s not just about building digital classroom platforms in response to Covid. In the first half of 2020, $4.5 billion was invested in ed tech and experts predict that $87 billion will be invested over the next 10 years. This investment will drive development in higher education and will be directed to a greater intersection of higher education with industry needs, filling critical skills gaps. It will also likely provide resources to address inequality, access and cost issues.
Most of the technologies being used for remote education solutions during the pandemic did not exist a decade ago. Microsoft Teams is about three years old. Over the last eight years, …
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