There are several new books exploring the possible, probable, and preferred futures of colleges and universities. This one is free and available for download. It explores some key themes – the drift from purpose, the challenge for an educational institution of responding quickly to a volatile, uncertain, changing, ambiguous world, sustainable development and technological development. Like many other similar books, Heller begins with the idea that the university is broken and needs fixing and that the starting point for doing so is putting the trust in faculty and their collaborative abilities. While there are some novel ideas, the Higher Education International Baccalaureate as a global online learning program being one, many of the ideas in the book have been around for the last five or six years. He has done solid work in bringing these ideas together into a coherent proposal.
Heller, R.F. (2021). The distributed university for sustainable higher education. Singapore: Springer.
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