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Connecting Higher Education Trends to Institutional and IT Strategies: Part 1 - Societal and Technological Shifts

Why Read This Research

The modern university emerged during the Second Industrial Revolution, creating the foundation and model for higher education. This model has evolved over the years and adapted to changes brought about by the third Industrial (Digital) Revolution, offering new programs of study, different modalities of learning, and technology-enriched processes and experiences. We are now at the dawn of the fourth Industrial Revolution, which promises to disrupt the world as we know it. Will it fundamentally change the nature of higher education as well?

Key Questions Answered

  • What societal and technological shifts are affecting higher education?
  • What effect do AI and robotics have on higher education?
  • How can higher education leaders accommodate increased complexity and interconnectedness?


  • Author: Raechelle Clemmons, Vice President, Industry Relations, The Tambellini Group
  • Length: 9 pages
  • Research Availability: July 2020

Table of Contents

  1. About This Series
  2. Trend: Societal and Technological Shifts
  3. Why Institutions Should Pay Attention to This Trend
  4. Considerations for Institutional and IT Leaders

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