Alternative Universities: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education

Price: How can we re-envision the university? Too many examples of what passes for educational innovation today―MOOCs especially―focus on transactions, on questions of delivery. In Alternative Universities, David J. Staley argues that modern universities suffer from a poverty of imagination about how to reinvent themselves. Anyone seeking innovation in higher education today should concentrate instead, he says, on the kind of transformational experience universities enact. In this exercise in speculative design, Staley proposes ten models of innovation in higher education that expand our ideas of the structure and scope of…

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