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.
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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.