Can higher education become more flexible to reflect non-linear career pathways?

Universities UK is reviewing the future requirements for higher education and has focussed on the idea of new pathways: “The linear model of education–employment–career will no longer be sufficient. The pace of change is accelerating, necessitating more flexible partnerships, quicker responses, different modes of delivery and new combinations of skills and experience. Educators and employers… Continue reading Can higher education become more flexible to reflect non-linear career pathways?

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Badges als Kompetenzprofile in Zeiten der ‘Agilität’

“Die Lernenden der Zukunft werden in ihrem langen Leben episodisch und immer wieder aufs Neue auf tertiäre Bildung zugreifen.” – so betont erneut eine aktuelle Analyse der Konsequenzen einer digitalen Welt für die Gesellschaft die Bedeutung des lebenslangen Lernens (Weise, Hanson, Sentz, & Saleh, 2018). Für die Zukunft ist lebenslangen Lernen wichtig, aber es geht… Continue reading Badges als Kompetenzprofile in Zeiten der ‘Agilität’

Ziegel, Blöcke und Brücken – Lernpfade für die Hochschulbildung im Jahr 2030

Im Projekt AHEAD, das von der Bundesregierung mit Blick auf die Zukunft der Hochschulbildung in Auftrag gegeben wurde, sind wir sicher, dass sich die Hochschullandschaft bis 2030 verändert haben wird. Wir haben vier Lernpfade entwickelt, von denen wir glauben, dass sie die Hochschullandschaft im Jahr 2030 prägen werden. Dabei betrachten wir sowohl den öffentlichen als… Continue reading Ziegel, Blöcke und Brücken – Lernpfade für die Hochschulbildung im Jahr 2030

How does recognition happen in your daily life and how could digitalisation make this better?

With learning at the centre of modern society, new ways of recognising learning are being sought that are more flexible, more inclusive and more transparent than the current forms of official certification. Formal recognition only ever covers a small sector of the total population – i.e. those in education and training programmes with certification aligned… Continue reading How does recognition happen in your daily life and how could digitalisation make this better?

Digitalisation and SDGs in Industrialised Countries – Opportunities and Societal Challenges for Higher Ed

This is the executive summary of my background paper prepared for the expert workshop on “Digital Transformation – Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development” (8-9 November 2018) commissioned by the organisers, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the DIE (German Development Institute). The work was commissioned by the organisers. The thoughts are based… Continue reading Digitalisation and SDGs in Industrialised Countries – Opportunities and Societal Challenges for Higher Ed

A key question: will change to HE come from outside?

[Note: This is a English version of the German-language article on the AHEAD project published in Synergie-Magazin, #06 Titelthema "Shaping the Digital Turn"] German higher education is growing and diversifying. The composition of the student body is changing, the expectations of higher education are rising, and the digitization of people’s lives is making new learning… Continue reading A key question: will change to HE come from outside?