College of the Future?

Yesterday, we had a post highlighting the opportunities and threats technology poses for institutions of higher education.  We indicated that unless they dramatically re-think how they promote learning, mid-tier public institutions could be swept away by these changes.  What would such a re-thinking look like?

North Carolina State University’s SCALE-UP initiative is a good example.  You can learn about it here.

To give you a sense of what they’re up to:  the classroom shown on the right is designed to replace a large scale lecture hall.  Very interesting stuff!

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