With so much debate over higher education in recent years, it’s time to redefine its value, take advantage of emerging technologies, and ultimately deliver a better experience to more learners. Today’s episode focuses on moving higher ed from scarcity to abundance.
Our guest, Michael D. Smith, is J. Erik Jonsson Professor of Information Technology and Marketing at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Public Policy and Management. Smith is the author of The Abundant University: Remaking Higher Education for a Digital World, published by MIT Press.
Michael and Ross talk about:
- The problems with higher education in the US — along with the case for its continued importance
- The ethical and economic imperatives to increase access
- A new proposed model for the digital age
- What about the professors? What happens to campus life?
- Do colleges and universities communicate a strong value proposition?
- Blind spots in the higher ed community
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About today’s guest
Michael D. Smith is J. Erik Jonsson Professor of Information Technology and Marketing at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Public Policy and Management. Smith is the author of The Abundant University: Remaking Higher Education for a Digital World (MIT Press, 2023), and co-author of the book Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment (MIT Press, 2016).
About the host
Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies, a coaching and consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano or LinkedIn
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