Thursday, June 30, 2011

Extend, Coordinate, and/or Outsource Academic Support Services - Harder Today than Y2K!

#vwwt2000 Predctn13

PREDICTION #13 OF 20 from year 2000
Still likely?
Extend, Coordinate, and/or Outsource Academic Support Services

More colleges and universities will form local centers and/or related institutional Web-based directories, forums, and services to coordinate the work of existing academic support services, encourage the development of new combinations of those services, and make it easier for faculty and students to find and use those services. More institutions will also “outsource” some technology and other academic support services and/or develop inter-institutional collaborations for more cost-effective delivery of those services. Other new commercial services may provide “academic” support services directly to faculty members or students – with or without the involvement of the colleges or universities in which those learners and teachers do their work. This may be a new role for textbook publishers and other companies in education-related industries.

- 13th of 20 predictions from "A New Vision Worth Working Toward: Connected Education and Collaborative Change," Steven W. Gilbert, 2000-2006, First version published via AAHESGIT listserv January, 2000; PDF of full article

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