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Connecting Higher Education Trends to Institutional and IT Strategies: Part 3 – New Competition and Models

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

  • How has the rise of alt-education affected higher education institutions?
  • What do industry and institutional partnerships look like?
  • What trends are increasing competition among higher education institutions?


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

Table of Contents

  1. About This Series
  2. Trend: New Competition and Models
  3. Why Institutions Should Pay Attention to This Trend
  4. Considerations for Institutional and IT Leaders

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