EDUCAUSE Review: Print Edition, Volume 48, Number 5, September/October 2013

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The Potential for Online Learning: Promises and Pitfalls

To realize the potential and promise of online learning (and MOOCs), colleges and universities must be aware of the pitfalls while taking full advantage of the wonderful, if problematic, opportunities provided by ingenuity and technological prowess.


Connecting the Dots: New Technology-Based Models for Postsecondary Learning

In the next decade, higher education, military and workplace training, and professional development will transform to leverage models based on emerging technologies that can make learning more efficient and possibly improve student support, all at lower cost for a broader range of learners.


Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning?

Not all U.S. colleges and universities will disappear as a result of new technologies, but clearly some will. If higher education institutions embrace the status quo, they will no longer be in control of their own fate. To survive, they must change their existing business models.


Higher Education: New Models, New Rules

What are the new rules that will accompany future new models in higher education? Three essays address this question by exploring state higher education policy, accreditation for non-institutional education, and the disaggregation of the current higher education model.


A New Architecture for Learning

If we are to support students and faculty as connected learners and instructors, we must rethink our approach to academic technology architecture. At the foundation and core of that architecture is information technology, in its role as the strategic enabler of connected learning.