CED Hosts Discussion on Globalization of Higher Education
On May 26, 2010 CED hosted a Washington, D.C. dinner discussion on how the Internet and other emerging communications methods are changing higher education. Noted education expert and author Ben Wildavsky was the keynote speaker. Wildavsky is a senior fellow in Research and Policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He is the author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities are Reshaping the World (2010), which examines the globalization of higher education. Wildavsky has reported on education research for almost 20 years and most recently, he was education editor of U.S. News & World Report. The discussion focused on the non-traditional college and university options students now have and how those options are changing higher education. The ability for schools to offer courses to students far from the physical campus (and in other countries) and how that changes both faculty and students was also an important topic.