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The future of the university

The future of the university Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the cost of basic or textbook knowledge that is asymptotically approaching zero. Design/methodology/approach – New ways to access such knowledge and to receive academic credit are challenging the mature academic institutions and acting as a disruptive innovation. Findings – These alternatives will create competitive models, some current institutions will fade or be absorbed and the present institutions will/are undergoing substantive changes in what is delivered and how and what will emerge as the new value proposition. Originality/value – This knowledge is both fungible and transferable across geo‐political boundaries including the walls of the Ivory Tower. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png On the Horizon Emerald Publishing

The future of the university

On the Horizon , Volume 19 (4): 6 – Sep 27, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1074-8121
DOI
10.1108/10748121111186305
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the cost of basic or textbook knowledge that is asymptotically approaching zero. Design/methodology/approach – New ways to access such knowledge and to receive academic credit are challenging the mature academic institutions and acting as a disruptive innovation. Findings – These alternatives will create competitive models, some current institutions will fade or be absorbed and the present institutions will/are undergoing substantive changes in what is delivered and how and what will emerge as the new value proposition. Originality/value – This knowledge is both fungible and transferable across geo‐political boundaries including the walls of the Ivory Tower.

Journal

On the HorizonEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 27, 2011

Keywords: Future; Foresight; Post secondary; Economics; Education; Universities; Bologna; Competency‐based education; University campus; Research; Open education resources

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