Martin Kurzweil at the DEAC Annual Conference
Distance Education Accrediting Commission
On Monday, April 23, Martin Kurzweil is speaking on a panel at the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) Annual Conference in San Diego. The panel, "Disrupting the Ecosystem," runs from 10:45 - noon. For more information and to register, see the conference website.
The once stable ecosystem of policies, processes, services and technologies that surrounds every learner is under disruptive stress. The affordances of technology as experienced through shared content, open educational resources (OERs) and outsourced services are amplifying educational access while eroding regional boundaries and sidestepping constraints. In parallel, models and approaches such as competency-based education (CBE), micro-credentialing and machine learning are responding to market needs and pressures, but also challenging institutional norms and notions of authenticity. And if that were not enough, the policy climate is in a state of flux with new rules on the horizon that will undoubtedly affect every college and university. This panel will explore this moment of disruption across the learning ecosystem and provide perspectives on what institutions and leaders should consider as they look ahead.