I am a higher ed technology optimist.
I think that technology will improve higher education.
I believe that we will leverage technology to tackle challenges around costs, access,and quality.
But what if I’m wrong?
What if technology ends up pushing us backwards in higher ed?
One reason why I worry about technology and higher ed is because I like to go on vacation with my family.
To plan our vacations we use technology. Websites to search out destinations. Kayak to find flight. Airbnb to find someplace to stay.
And each year we struggle to find family vacations that will work for everyone. How to satisfy the needs to two teenagers and their parents? What happens when you throw in grandparents? Or younger cousins?