education's digital future

new forms of college access

What was once called a “traditional” college model of co-present instruction on a residential campus is no longer a tenable, or even desirable, goal for US national education policy. In light of the increasing recognition that much of higher education takes place online, there is a lively national debate on how college might ideally be organized and better integrated with the rhythms of the adult life course.

This forum investigated possibilities for reconfiguring the time, space, and experience of college brought about by the digital revolution. Panelists were Laura Hamilton, Department of Sociology, UC Merced; Stephen Kosslyn, Founding Dean, Minerva University; Ann Kirschner, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY; and Brian Murphy, President, De Anza College.