Cloud Technology Can Lift the Fog Over Higher Education


This post was originally published by The Chronicle of Higher Education and written by Gordon Freedman.  It appears here with the author’s permission. Gordon is president of the nonprofit National Laboratory for Education Transformation. Mr. Freedman previously served as vice president for global education strategy at Blackboard.

By Gordon Freedman

Featured Image -- 2498We are now more than a decade into the 21st century. Much has changed in terms of how we use online and mobile technology to interact with one another, learn about world events, look up facts, or share who we are with everyone else online. However, for all the innovations that new technologies have brought to consumer affairs, business, entertainment, and government, one sector of society—education—remains stubbornly planted in the 20th century.

Our colleges and schools continue to operate in a highly rigid world driven by a precise sense of time, a concrete place, a fixed set of roles…

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