Quote of the day: Peter Drucker by way of George Siemens

Thirty years from now the big university campuses will be relics. Universities won’t survive. It’s as large a change as when we first got the printed book.
Do you realize that the cost of higher education has risen as fast as the cost of health care? And for the middle-class family, college education for their children is as much of a necessity as is medical care—without it the kids have no future.
Such totally uncontrollable expenditures, without any visible improvement in either the content or the quality of education, means that the system is rapidly becoming untenable. Higher education is in deep crisis.

This is from Peter Drucker in 1997 — half of 30 years ago. Quoted in a an excellent long post from George Siemens on what is going on. The video is worth a look too.

Post by Jonathan Rees

Clinical academic and skin watcher at the University of Edinburgh

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