Higher Education Webcasts


The StratEDgy blog is intended to be a thoughtful hub for discussion about strategy and competition in higher education.

May 9, 2012 - 10:42pm
Last night was the last session of the online Strategy and Competition in Higher Education (SCHE) course. That’s the ending. And it’s now been almost a week since edX was announced. That’s a very big beginning, and a great example of why we are both so optimistic about the future of higher education.
May 6, 2012 - 9:45pm
TED brings us a tool to create our own video content, launched at the end of April: TED-Ed, “lessons worth sharing.”  It seems like TED-Ed has successfully capitalized on an emerging ed tech formula of sorts – facilitating the production of content that is visually interesting, sharable, customizable, specific and engaging. 
May 2, 2012 - 7:46pm
I’m returning from the AACSB conference in San Diego and had the opportunity to attend several interesting sessions. One, in particular, stood out and echoed some of the “What Keeps Us Awake At Night” post from last week (and much of what we’ve been discussing in the Strategy and Competition in Higher Education class this semester).  
April 29, 2012 - 9:02pm
jcpenney, formerly J.C. Penney, is generating a lot of buzz this year. Forbes reports that company officials are revising their pricing, changing their logo, and redesigning the inside of their stores. They are trying to remain competitive by reinventing their brand. Higher education institutions are doing this as well.  
April 25, 2012 - 11:10pm
We had another great discussion in the Strategy and Competition in Higher Education class last night, along with a very special guest speaker. 
April 22, 2012 - 12:21pm
Think about the last document you printed.  What if you could unprint it? In other words, what if you could ‘erase’ the ink and reuse the paper? This might not be as far-fetched as it sounds. 
April 18, 2012 - 5:52pm
As a continuation on the Foundations of Strategy theme, this post is about the supply of educational opportunities.  In short, they’re exploding.
April 15, 2012 - 10:07pm
These days, you can use a search engine like Google to find pretty much anything - from a local spa to information about Vienna. Noodle is attempting to allow users to find a wide range of learning opportunities. 
April 11, 2012 - 11:10pm
Some traditional universities may be in a precarious position now, as new educational providers make inroads, new content providers make educational materials available more conveniently and cost effectively, and technology enables unbundling and greater individuation. The changes that have occurred in the higher education arena over the past decade – and those that are currently unfolding – have made formulating effective strategy more important for the long-term success of any university.  And more people are questioning whether traditional universities are up to the task.
April 8, 2012 - 8:58pm
We had the honor of hosting an A-list panel of education entrepreneurs as part of our Strategy and Competition in Higher Education class last week to discuss new entrants to the higher education industry. We had a lively discussion, bookended by two questions, one present and one future: what have been the biggest industry changes? And what ought traditional institutions be wary of in the future?



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