Neither learning nor justice is promoted by schooling because educators insist on packaging instruction with certification. (Ivan Illich, Deschooling Society, 1971)
There has been much speculation about the "unbundling" of higher education services, that is, the breaking down of the components that used to form the package known as the "3+ year degree."
Educational technologist MP Staton has made up a diagram (below) showing the various components of what typically gets sold as a degree bundle and how each component is being challenged or will be in the near future.
So in my mind, the two big questions that confront higher education today are:
- Are our present institutions the most effective way of achieving these various outcomes?
- Are there alternative ways of achieving these outcomes that can, at the same time, widen participation in higher ed to those who may have previously been excluded from it?
|From M.P. Staton, here|